Sirius XM Radio To Carry The 2011 Triple Crown

By Marcus Vanderberg Comment

Sirius XM Radio will broadcast all three races of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown thanks to an agreement with the Horse Racing Radio Network.

Starting with the 137th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7, Sirius and XM radio listeners will

Sirius and XM radio listeners will hear HRRN’s broadcast of the 137th Kentucky Derby (May 7), the 136th Preakness Stakes (May 21), and the 143rd Belmont Stakes (June 11). All three race broadcasts will air live starting at 5:00 pm ET.

“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. “On race day, we’ll bring SiriusXM listeners so close to the action they’ll feel like they are standing at the rail.”

“We are thrilled that our award-winning race coverage will be available to the millions of subscribers on SiriusXM,” said Mike Penna, President of HRRN. “Our goal is to make listeners feel as if they are sitting next to us at the races and SiriusXM provides a tremendous platform for HRRN to share the unique experience of horse racing’s premier events.”