FS2 to provide coverage of Cigar Mile Day at Aqueduct Racetrack
Nov 25, 2023
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FS2 to provide coverage of Cigar Mile Day at Aqueduct Racetrack

by Pat McKenna

Live coverage of the lucrative Cigar Mile Day card at Aqueduct Racetrack, featuring four stakes worth $1.2 million in combined purse money, will air Saturday, December 2, as part of a special America’s Day at the Races broadcast featuring two stakes from Caymanas Park in Jamaica.

America's Day at the Races, the acclaimed national telecast produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in partnership with FOX Sports, will provide live coverage of the Cigar Mile Day card from 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Eastern on FS2.

The Big A program is headlined by the Grade 2, $500,000 Cigar Mile Handicap presented by NYRA Bets for 3-year-olds and upward traveling a one-turn mile and is supported by the one-mile Grade 3, $200,000 Go for Wand for fillies and mares 3-years-old and upward. Also featured are a pair of Grade 2, $250,000 nine-furlong qualifiers offering 10-5-3-2-1 points to the top-five finishers, respectively, for the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks in the Remsen for juveniles and the Demoiselle for juvenile fillies.

The broadcast will include a pair of graded events from Caymanas Park in Portmore, Jamaica, led by the Grade 1 Mouttet Mile Invitational, a one-turn test for 3-year-olds and up and the Grade 3 Chairman’s Plate Invitational, a two-turn 1820 meter event [nine furlongs and 25 yards] for 3-year-olds and up. Both the Mouttet Mile and Chairman’s Plate will feature in a unique Cross Country Pick 5 featuring races from the Cigar Mile Day card.

The America’s Day at the Races broadcast team will include host Greg Wolf with analysis and handicapping at the Big A from Maggie Wolfendale, Acacia Courtney, Jonathon Kinchen, Sara Elbadwi and Eclipse Award-winning jockey Richard Migliore.

Viewers can look forward to commentary and insights onsite at Caymanas Park from NYRA’s Sr. Racing Analyst Andy Serling alongside four-time Breeders’ Cup-winning rider Rajiv Maragh. 

America’s Day at the Races will present daily coverage and analysis of the fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack on the networks of FOX Sports. For the complete broadcast schedule, visit https://www.nyra.com/aqueduct/racing/tv-schedule.

NYRA Bets is the official wagering platform of Aqueduct Racetrack, and the best way to bet every race of the fall meet. Available to horseplayers nationwide, the NYRA Bets app is available for download today on iOS and Android at www.NYRABets.com.

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