Blue Grass Stakes Radio Coverage begins Thursday


Series of broadcasts will include Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and Grade 2 Charles Town Classic

Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization based in Lexington, KY, announced Tuesday, a series of four live Blue Grass Stakes week broadcasts beginning Thursday, April 12th.  HRRN will provide exclusive on-site coverage of the Grade 1 Vinery Madison from 4:30-5:00 ET on Thursday, followed by the Makers 46 Mile on Friday beginning at 5:00 ET

HRRN’s full slate of Saturday broadcasts kicks off with a special Blue Grass Stakes edition of their popular Equine Forum show hosted live from Keeneland.  The Equine Forum airs weekly from 8:00-10:00 a.m. ET on 96.1 FM in Lexington, KY and streamed live on the HRRN website,  HRRN then returns Saturday afternoon with a 2-hour broadcast of the Blue Grass Stakes (G1) and Arkansas Derby (G1) from 5:00-7:00 ET.  In addition to the major Derby preps, coverage will include the Commonwealth (G2) and Jenny Wiley (G1).

Live race coverage continues Saturday night on HRRN with an exclusive two-hour broadcast of the Charles Town Classic (G2) from 9:00-11:00 ET.

The Blue Grass Stakes and Charles Town Classic broadcasts can be heard nationwide on Sirius channel 93 as well as on select HRRN affiliates.  All HRRN broadcasts will also be streamed live on the HRRN website,   A complete HRRN schedule along with a listing of affiliates for each broadcast and streaming information is available on the HRRN site.

Mike Penna will anchor the HRRN coverage along with analyst Jude Feld, whose articles regularly appear here on

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