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Oct 10, 2019
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America's Day at the Races to broadcast G2 Sands Point and $100K Floral Park

by NYRA Press Office

Additional coverage of stakes action from Canadian International card at Woodbine

Saturday's America's Day at the Races broadcast will feature live racing from Belmont Park highlighted by the Grade 2, $200,000 Sands Point and $100,000 Floral Park, with additional coverage north of the border including a trio of graded stakes from the lucrative Pattison Canadian International card at Woodbine Racetrack.

Saturday's 10-race card from Belmont kicks off at 12:45 p.m. and will be broadcast live on America's Day at the Races from 1-5:30 p.m. Eastern on FS2; with regional coverage airing on MSG Networks from 4-6 p.m., highlighted by bonus coverage of the Grade 1, $800,000 Canadian International, Grade 1, $600,000 E.P. Taylor and Grade 2, $250,000 Nearctic from Woodbine.

Stakes action at Belmont kicks off in Race 7 at 4:07 p.m. with Sean Shay's Mominou seeking a second straight stakes victory when taking on a field of eight in the second running of the $100,000 Floral Park, a six-furlong sprint on the Widener turf course for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.

The 25th renewal of the Grade 2 Sands Point is slated for Race 9 at 5:13 p.m., featuring a trio of contenders from the New York Racing Association's inaugural Turf Triple series, including Godolphin homebred Romantic Pursuit.

Saturday's 82nd running of the Grade 1 Canadian International, a 1 ½-mile turf race for three-year-olds and upward, is set for Race 9 at 5:42 p.m. Offering a purse of $800,000, the Canadian International has attracted a field of six led by defending champion Desert Encounter.

An attractive undercard from Woodbine also features the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor in Race 8 at 5:05 p.m. Contested at 1 ¼ miles of turf for fillies and mares, the Joseph O'Brien trained Group 2-winner Red Tea is the lukewarm 3-1 favorite in a race steeped with tradition. Kicking off the stakes action in Race 7 at 4:30 p.m. from Woodbine is the Grade 2 Nearctic, a six-furlong turf sprint for three-year-olds and up.

America's Day at the Races is hosted by Greg Wolf alongside a broadcast team that includes Eclipse Award-winning jockey Richard Migliore, NYRA handicapper and analysts Andy Serling, Maggie Wolfendale, and retired All-Star catcher Paul Lo Duca. Larry Collmus, NYRA announcer and voice of the Triple Crown, will provide live race calls throughout the day at Belmont.

For additional information on America's Day at the Races, and for a complete broadcast schedule, visit

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