“Inside Churchill Downs” will enter its eighth season on ESPN Louisville’s ESPN 680/105.7 when it returns to the airwaves for a 34-week broadcast Friday at 6 p.m. (all times EST).

The hour-long, commercial-free, weekly radio show about horse racing will be co-hosted by Darren Rogers and Kevin Kerstein of Churchill Downs Racecourse with TwinSpires.com handicapper Scott Shapiro.

Each week the program will feature a varied list of interesting guests from jockeys, trainers, knowledgeable handicappers and other industry experts.

Friday’s show will feature veteran journalist Jay Privman, a member of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Joe Hirsch Media Roll of Honor, for an analysis of the road to the Kentucky Derby.

Those outside of the Louisville radio market can listen live online at www.espnlouisville.com or via podcast on the station’s website.


Churchill Downs Racecourse (“CDRT”), the most legendary racetrack in the world, has hosted the Kentucky Derby, the oldest annual sporting event in the United States, since 1875. Located in Louisville, CDRT offers a series of themed racing days during Derby week, including the Kentucky Oaks, and hosts thoroughbred horse racing at three races in the spring, September and fall. The CDRT is located on 175 acres and has a one mile dirt road, 7/8 mile grass track, stables area and can accommodate approximately 60,000 people. The saddle paddock and stable area has barns sufficient to accommodate 1,400 horses and a 114 bedroom dormitory for backstretch personnel. CDRT also has a year-round simulcast betting facility. www.ChurchillDowns.com.