Off to the Races Radio: Holden, Gluckson featured

Off to the Races Radio presented by The Racing Biz returns Saturday, October 8 as its 25th season rolls on.

The one-hour program will air each Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. on ESPN Richmond (106.1 FM) and via livestreaming. It will feature news and conversation about Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Virginia, around the Mid-Atlantic, and across the nation.

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Nick Hahn will host with support from Frank Vespe. Derby Bill Watson will join each week to provide his handicapping insights and special brand of humor.

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“We’re thrilled to have Off to the Races back on the air,” said Frank Vespe, owner and publisher of The Racing Biz, which presents the program. “We’re looking forward to another season filled with great guests, good banter, and plenty of laughs.”

Saturday’s show features Jim Gluckson from the Breeders’ Cup, along with West Virginia Breeders’ Classics co-founder Carol Holden. The West Virginia Breeders’ Classics take place for the 36th time Saturday at Charles Town Races. The Breeders’ Cup will be held November 4-5 at Keeneland.

We’ll also talk harness racing at Shenandoah Downs with driver Chuck Perry, who piloted Johns Dream to a track record there. And of course, legendary horseplayer Derby Bill Watson will be on hand.

Sponsors include the Virginia Thoroughbred Association, Virginia Equine Alliance, Maryland Jockey Club, Virginia Harness Horse Association, Charles Town Races, Delaware Park, and others.

“We appreciate our sponsors who support Off to the Races,” Vespe said. “And we especially appreciate all of our listeners.”

Each week’s show will be archived on