by Keith McCalmont
America's Day at the Races to broadcast 26-day Churchill Downs meet on FS1
Saturday's Stephen Foster preview day bolsters 30-hours of weekly coverage
Special edition of Talking Horses airs Saturday on FS2
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, is now the exclusive broadcast home of the Churchill Downs spring meet, which will include 26-days of live racing and runs through Saturday, June 27.
The acclaimed national telecast presenting coverage and analysis of the best racing from around the country will air this week on FS1/FS2 from Thursday-Monday offering 30 total hours of national television coverage of racing from Churchill Downs and Tampa Bay Downs.
America's Day at the Races also returns to NYRA's longtime regional television home on MSG+, providing full show coverage. In addition to MSG+, all NYRA programming can be found on MSG GO, MSG Networks' live streaming and video on demand platform for smartphones, tablets and computers.
Saturday will also mark the return of Talking Horses, hosted by Andy Serling, with a special half-hour edition beginning at 12:30 p.m. Eastern on FS2.
This week's America's Day at the Races broadcast will be highlighted by Stephen Foster Preview Day set for Saturday, May 23, from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The stakes-laden card features five stakes races led by the Grade 3 $150,000 Matt Winn, a 1/16-mile test offering 50-20-10-5 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top-four finishers.
(All times Eastern)
Thursday, May 21
2:00 - 6:00 p.m. (FS2)
Friday, May 22
12:30 - 2:30 p.m. (FS2)
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. (FS2)
Saturday, May 23
12:30 - 1:00 Talking Horses (FS2)
1:00 - 2:30 (FS2)
2:30 - 6:30 (FS1)
Sunday, May 24
1:00 - 3:30 (FS2)
3:30 - 6:00 (FS1)
Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)
1:00 - 6:00 (FS2)
America's Day at the Races is also broadcast on NYRA's YouTube channel which boasts more than 32,000 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, Talking Horses episodes, 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. Hosted by Greg Wolf and Laffit Pincay III, this week's broadcast team includes Andy Serling, Maggie Wolfendale, Gary Stevens, Michelle Yu and Jonathon Kinchen.
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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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