Off to the Races Radio features Ken McPeek

Off to the Races Radio presented by The Racing Biz returns March 25 with a show featuring trainer Ken McPeek and author Jennifer Kelly.

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.

McPeek, who conditioned the filly Swiss Skydiver to a win in the 2020 Preakness Stakes, has won more than 1,900 races in his career. He has two runners in Saturday’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby — Sun Thunder and Dennington — and another in the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks (Escapologist) as the road to the Triple Crown heats up.

Kelly’s pens a monthly column, BackTracks, on The Racing Biz focusing on great horses of years gone by. She is the author of two books, Sir Barton and the making of the Triple Crown, which was published in 2019, and the forthcoming Foxes of Belair about Gallant Fox and Omaha, who remain the only father-son duo both to win the Triple Crown.

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