Off to the Races Radio features Kate Tweedy

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Off to the Races Radio presented by The Racing Biz returns March 18 with a show featuring Kate Chenery Tweedy, daughter of Secretariat’s owner, and Laurel Park linemaker Keith Feustle.

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.

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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“With Triple Crown prep races starting to heat up, great racing throughout the Mid-Atlantic, and an exciting Colonial Downs season coming in the summer, we’re excited to bring back Off to the Races Radio for another fun season,” said Frank Vespe, owner and publisher of The Racing Biz, which presents the program. “Off to the Races is the longest-running racing radio show in the region, and we’re lookingforward to bringing in great guests and talking racing throughout the year.

Tweedy, whose grandfather, Chris Chenery, founded Meadow Stud and Meadow Stable, is the daughter of Penny Chenery, who took charge of The Meadow when her father fell ill. She was the boss when Secretariat came along. These days Kate Tweedy is spearheading an effort to make Ashland, VA the permanent home of a Secretariat statue.

Feustle, Laurel’s linemaker, is also an astute handicapper. Laurel is hosting five stakes Saturday, including a pair for sophomores that are on the raod to the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan, for fillies, and the Grade 1 Preakness.

Sponsors of Off to the Races include the Virginia Thoroughbred Association, Virginia Equine Alliance, Virginia Harness Horse Association, and others. The program will air each Saturday through early November’s Breeders’ Cup.

“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