NEW YORK, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirius XM Radio (NASDAQ: SIRI) today announced that it will offer listeners nationwide comprehensive coverage of the 2012 Belmont Stakes and the historic attempt by I'll Have Another to achieve thoroughbred racing's illustrious Triple Crown.
On Saturday, June 9, SiriusXM listeners will hear the live race call (post time: 6:40 pm ET) from Belmont Park in Elmont, NY on Sirius channel 93, Sirius channel 94 and XM channel 209. The broadcast will also air on the SportsZone channel (860) on SiriusXM.com and on the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for smartphones and other mobile devices.
After winning both the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes with thrilling, come-from-behind efforts down the stretch, I'll Have Another is poised to become just the 12th Triple Crown winner in thoroughbred racing history, and the first since Affirmed won the elusive trifecta in 1978. The three-year-old colt and jockey Mario Gutierrez have won all four of their starts in 2012."When a horse comes this close to winning the Triple Crown, the sports world stops to pay attention," said Steve Cohen, SiriusXM's SVP of Sports Programming. "Throughout the week our hosts will be at Belmont every day giving fans the latest reports from the track and the paddocks. On race day, we will provide comprehensive pre-race programming plus the wire-to-wire race call. SiriusXM subscribers will be able to follow this historic event every step of the way." On race day, SiriusXM will offer 10 hours of live on-site coverage from Belmont Park as the exclusive horse racing program, Down The Stretch, will broadcast live from the venue from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm ET on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 209. Renowned track announcer Dave Johnson and journalist Bill Finley will host, providing the latest updates on the race field and interviews with jockeys, trainers and owners. At post time, listeners will hear the live call of the 144th Belmont Stakes by Belmont track announcer Tom Durkin. During the week leading up to the event, listeners can also hear daily racing talk and analysis on At The Races with Steve Byk (weekdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm ET), immediately followed by Countdown to the Triple Crown, provided by Horse Racing Radio Network (Wed.-Fri., 12:00-2:00 pm ET), on Sirius channel 93 and XM channel 209. Hosts will report on all the latest news from the track and chat with handicapping experts and trainers each day to give listeners an in-depth look at the field leading up to race day. On race day, subscribers can also hear HRRN's live race call of the Belmont Stakes, as well as the day's undercard races, on Sirius channel 94.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
24/7 market commentary from Jim Cramer and 20+ veteran Wall Street gurus. Get access to the latest trading ideas on stocks, options, and ETFs as well as a real-time forum to see the pros exchanging their investment ideas.
- Jim Cramer + 20 Wall Street pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Real-time trading forum
- Actionable trade ideas
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass + 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV