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HRRN Lands Siruis XM Triple Crown Rights

4/12/2011

Sirius XM Radio and Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN) announced today an agreement to broadcast all three races of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown nationwide.

Both Sirius and XM 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 ET. Specific channel numbers will be announced.

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.  “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.”

The Horse Racing Radio Network is the Eclipse Award-winning broadcast organization, providing live radio coverage of many of the sport’s biggest races.  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 ET.

--Edited release

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