Networks Joined by Horse Racing Radio Network for Robust Race Coverage and Behind-the-Scenes Content

May 2, 2017

WHAT: The 143rd Kentucky Derby

WHO: Westwood One presents national radio and audio streaming play-by-play coverage of the 143rd Kentucky Derby, live from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This broadcast is in conjunction with NBC Sports Radio and the Horse Racing Radio Network.

Mike Penna of the Horse Racing Radio Network anchors the Kentucky Derby coverage. He is joined by Hall-of-Fame trainer John Veitch as the lead analyst. Longtime horse race owner and radio executive Dan Mason, trainer Jude Feld, and horse racing reporter Tom Leach contribute to the coverage, while former jockey Jeff Bloom will serve as trackside reporter. Rob Simmelkjaer will report from the paddock and red carpet areas. Larry Collmus will call play-by-play of the race.

WHEN:Saturday, May 6, 2017 / 5:00 – 7:30 pm ET

WHERE: Programming will be available on NBC Sports Radio affiliates, as well as on,, the NBC Sports Radio mobile app, SiriusXM Radio, and TuneIn and the free TuneIn mobile app. Fans can also follow the race on the NBC Sports Radio station on Apple Music.

Contact: Jana Polsky | Westwood One | | (212) 641-2101