“Riders Up!” with Frank Lyons & John Gaver


Frank Lyons  Photo/Television Games Network


John Gaver Photo/M.B.Phipps

Listen to the first episode of “Riders Up!” with Frank Lyons & John Gaver

In collaboration with Frank Lyons, a popular former host with TVG who saddled Desert Stormer to win the 1995 Breeder’s Cup Sprint (G1) and was the co-owner of the multiple grade one winner Castledale, I’ll be launching a new radio show on WLXG ESPN Sports Radio–1300 on your AM dial–in Lexington, Kentucky on Sunday, June 4th.

“Riders Up!” with Frank Lyons and John Gaver will air on Sunday mornings from 7:00 to 8:00 A.M. Eastern and is available for live streaming on the ESPN Sports Radio 1300 app (for iOS or Android) or by visiting the WLXG ESPN Sports Radio 1300 website.

The first broadcast out of the box is jammed-packed with guests including Wesley Ward, the leading trainer at the recently completed Keeneland Spring Meet who will discuss his upcoming chances at Royal Ascot later this month, and Gerry Dilger, owner of Dromoland Farm near Lexington, Kentucky, who pulled off the remarkable feat of pinhooking Nyquist, champion juvenile and winner of last year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) and breeding, in partnership, this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1) hero, Always Dreaming.

The colorful Frank Mirahmadi, track announcer at Monmouth Park, will also join the program to give us his take on the upcoming June 10th Belmont Stakes (G1), and in our “Where Are They Now?” segment, we’ll chat with Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero.

Frank and I hope to give you fresh insights and perspectives into the many personalities that make up the world of Thoroughbred horse racing. Check us out on Sunday mornings from 7:00 to 8:00 A.M. in Lexington, Kentucky, on 1300 AM, WLXG ESPN Sports Radio, or worldwide by visiting the WLXG ESPN Sports Radio 1300 website.


Header image: “Walking Ring, Greentree Stable, Saratoga,” oil on panel by Vaughn Flannery (American, 1898 – 1955)

2 thoughts on ““Riders Up!” with Frank Lyons & John Gaver

  1. We were listening to the show yesterday, Johnny! It was great!…highly entertaining!! And for someone who knows little about the horse racing industry like myself, a highly educational experience too!.. it’s a facinating world with so much history & I look forward to hearing more! 🏇🏻

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