The University of Kentucky athletics department and Keeneland have announced that they are teaming up to create a special broadcast for Cats fans this weekend.
On Saturday, July 11 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. the UK Sports Network is partnering with Keeneland in broadcasting the races for the afternoon. The Saturday card includes six graded stake races and the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, which awards 170 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.
UK Voice of the Wildcats Tom Leach will host the event, which can be heard live on 630 WLAP. The broadcast features a chat between UK Head Coach Mark Stoops and Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey as well as a classic call of the 1979 Blue Grass Stakes by legendary former announcer Cawood Ledford. Interviews with Keeneland trainers about their racing connections and passion for UK sports will also be included.
For more information on the broadcast, fans can receive a preview on the action this coming Thursday at 3 p.m. when Tom Leach hosts BBN Live, which can be viewed on the Kentucky Wildcats Facebook and Twitter page.