by Jim Reisler
The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that America's Day at the Races returns this week on FOX Sports and MSG Networks to provide coverage and analysis of thoroughbred racing from Belmont Park, Churchill Downs and Delaware Park.
After a summer hiatus, the show resumes on Thursday with live racing from Churchill Downs and Delaware Park, before transitioning on Friday - Opening Day of the 27-day Belmont Park fall meet - for complete coverage of this weekend's live racing from Belmont Park and Churchill Downs.
Produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, the acclaimed national telecast airs Thursday through Sunday on FOX Sports (FS1/FS2) and MSG+, beginning each day at 12:30 p.m., Eastern. With the addition of a show on Wednesday, September 23, America's Day at the Races will air live coverage of every race day this fall at both Belmont Park and Churchill Downs.
Featured this weekend will be stakes action from Belmont Park, starting on Friday with the inaugural running of the $80,000 Miner's Mark for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/2 miles on the dirt. Saturday's broadcast is highlighted by the first Grade 1 race of the Belmont fall meet, the $250,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/4 miles on the turf.
America's Day at the Races is also broadcast on NYRA's YouTube channel. 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 number 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 Greg Wolf, Andy Serling, Maggie Wolfendale, Richard Migliore, Acacia Courtney and Jonathon Kinchen.
For the complete America's Day at the Races broadcast schedule, and additional programming information, visit https://www.nyra.com/belmont/racing/tv-schedule.
NYRA Bets is the official wagering platform of Belmont Park, and the best way to bet every race of the 27-day fall meet. Available to horseplayers nationwide, NYRA Bets is currently offering a $200 new member bonus in addition to a host of special weekly offers. The NYRA Bets app is available for download today on iOS and Android at www.NYRABets.com.
The 2020 Belmont Park fall meet will begin on Friday, September 18 and run through Sunday, November 1. Following opening weekend at Belmont, live racing will be conducted Thursday through Sunday with the exception of Columbus Day weekend, when live racing will be offered on Monday, October 12 and will resume on Friday, October 16.