Talking Breeders’ Cup on Off to the Races Radio

Off to the Races Radio presented by The Racing Biz returns Saturday, November 5 for the final show of its 2022 seasson.

The one-hour program has aired each Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. on ESPN Richmond (106.1 FM) and via livestreaming. It features 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 plenty of Breeders’ Cup chatter. We will be joined by former trainer Chuck Simon to help us review the Friday action, featuring five races for juveniles, and then handicapper Barry Spears will be aboard to help handicap Saturday’s races, highlighted by the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.

We’ll also talk harness racing at Shenandoah Downs, 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