America's Day at the Races continues Thursday on FOX Sports
by Keith McCalmont
Graded stakes from Churchill Downs bolsters 20.5 hours of coverage
Free Equibase past performances available for all races that are part of broadcast
America's Day at the Races, produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in partnership with FOX Sports, returns Thursday on FOX Sports with four consecutive days of live racing action highlighted by Saturday's Grade 3 Winning Colors and Grade 3 Mint Julep from Churchill Downs.
The acclaimed national telecast presenting coverage and analysis of the best racing from around the country will air on FS2 Thursday through Sunday for a combined 20.5 hours of national television coverage from Churchill Downs and Tampa Bay Downs as well as live coverage of Sunday's action from Ruidoso Downs.
(All times Eastern)
Thursday, May 28
1:00 - 6:00 p.m. (FS2)
Friday, May 29
12:30 - 5:30 p.m. (FS2)
Saturday, May 30
1:00 - 6:30 p.m. (FS2)
Sunday, May 31
1:00 - 6:00 p.m. (FS2)
America's Day at the Races is also broadcast on NYRA's YouTube channel which boasts more than 33,000 subscribers. Fans can subscribe to NYRA's channel and set a reminder to watch the show on YouTube Live. NYRA's YouTube channel also hosts a plethora of race replays, special features, America's Day at the Races replays and more.
America's Day at the Races is presented by America's Best Racing, Runhappy, and Claiborne Farm. This weekend's broadcast team includes Andy Serling, Maggie Wolfendale, Richard Migliore, Tom Amoss and Jonathon Kinchen.
With live racing on the NYRA circuit set to return at Belmont Park on Opening Day Wednesday June 3, this week's broadcast will be highlighted by a pair of graded races from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Grade 3, $100,000 Winning Colors, a six-furlong sprint for older fillies and mares features a field of nine led by the speedy graded-stakes winner Break Even and horse-for-course Mia Mischief, who boasts five wins from eight starts on the Churchill Downs main track including a win in the 2019 Grade 1 Humana Distaff.
Trained by Brad Cox, Klein Racing's Break Even has won seven-of-nine career starts. The 4-year-old Country Day filly made the grade in the 2019 Grade 2 Eight Belles on a sloppy Churchill Downs main track. Joel Rosario has the call from Post 2.
Stonestreet Stables' Mia Mischief, a five-year-old Into Mischief mare, rides a three-race win streak into the Winning Colors for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen led by a last-out score in the Carousel on April 25 at Oaklawn Park.
Both of Mia Mischief's graded-stakes scores have come at Churchill Downs including a victory in the 2018 Grade 2 Eight Belles. Ricardo Santana, Jr. will pilot Mia Mischief from Post 9.
Closing out Saturday's 11-race card from Churchill Downs is the Grade 3, $100,000 Mint Julep, a 1 1/16-miles turf route for older fillies and mares led by the Brad Cox-trained duo of Beau Recall and Juliet Foxtrot.
Slam Dunk Racing and Medallion Racing's millionaire Beau Recall earned a career-best 103 Beyer Speed Figure last May when winning the Grade 2 Churchill Distaff Turf Mile. The 6-year-old Sir Prancealot bay will make her seasonal debut under Shaun Bridgmohan from Post 2.
Juddmonte Farms' Juliet Foxtrot has posted back-to-back triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures while completing the exacta (100 Beyer) in the Grade 1 First Lady in October at Keeneland and staying on for third (101 Beyer) last out in the Grade 1 Matriarch in December at Del Mar. The Dansili bay made the grade in the Grade 3 Modesty in July at Arlington Park. Florent Geroux will pilot Juliet Foxtrot from the inside post.
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Free Equibase-provided past performances are available for races that are part of the America's Day at the Races broadcast and can be accessed at https://www.nyra.com/belmont/racing/tv-schedule.
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