Sirius XM Radio and the Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) this week announced an agreement which would see all all three races of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown broadcast on Sirius XM.
Subscription satellite radio listeners will hear HRRN's broadcast of the 137th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7, the 136th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 21, and the 143rd Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 11. All three race broadcasts will air live starting at 5:00 pm ET.
The broadcasts of all three Triple Crown races will also be available to listeners on SiriusXM Internet Radio and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for the Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and several BlackBerry and Android-powered smartphones.
"The Triple Crown represents three of the most anticipated events on the sports calendar and we're very pleased to deliver every second from all three races to our subscribers," said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM's Senior Vice President of Sports Programming.
In addition to the Triple Crown events, SiriusXM will carry HRRN's coverage of a select number of stakes races throughout the year, including the 137th Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 6, starting at 3:00 pm ET.
For horse racing fans, Sirius XM listeners can also tune in to hear Down The Stretch, hosted by acclaimed track announcer Dave Johnson and journalist Bill Finley (Saturdays, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET) and At The Races with Steve Byk (weekdays, 4:00 – 7:00 pm ET). Both programs air nationwide on Sirius channel 126 and XM channel 243.
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