America's Day at the Races to broadcast Jockey Club Gold Cup Day
by NYRA Press Office
Saturday telecast to feature four stakes from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on FS2
Sunday broadcast to include the G2 Zenyatta Stakes from Santa Anita
Highlighted by the 101st running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup, America's Day at the Races will air on Saturday from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Eastern on FS2 to provide coverage and analysis of all the stakes action from Belmont Park.
In addition to a star-studded edition of the Jockey Club Gold Cup, America's Day at the Races, presented by America's Best Racing, Runhappy and Claiborne Farm, will include the Grade 1, $300,000 Vosburgh, the Grade 2, $300,000 Beldame and the Grade 3, $200,000 Pilgrim.
In the Jockey Club Gold Cup, a"Win and You're In" to the Breeders' Cup Classic, Grade 1 Runhappy Travers winner Code of Honor will take on a compact but contentious field of five including Tacitus, the runner up behind Code of Honor in last month's Travers, and Preservationist, who comes off a win in the Grade 1 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets on August 31 at Saratoga. The Jockey Club Gold cup has an approximate post time of 5:49 p.m.
Midnight Bisou will return to Belmont Park on Saturday looking to improve to 7-for-7 in her 4-year-old campaign when she headlines a talented six-horse field in the Grade 2 Beldame. Midnight Bisou enters the Beldame, which has an approximate post of 4:43 p.m., on a six-race winning streak including her last appearance at Belmont when she claimed the Grade 1 Ogden Phipps on Belmont Stakes Day, June 8.
The Grade 1 Vosburgh, a "Win and You're In" to the Breeders' Cup Sprint, is headlined by Imperial Hint and his quest to defend his 2018 Vosburgh victory. The multiple graded stakes winning sprinter will be making his first start since his track-record setting performance in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt on July 27 at Saratoga Race Course. The Vosburgh has an approximate post time of 2:35 p.m.
Rounding out the blockbuster card is the Grade 3 Pilgrim, with an approximate post time of 5:16 p.m., where Tuggle headlines a field of nine on the Belmont turf.
Saturday's special edition of America's Day at the Races will be hosted by Greg Wolf alongside a broadcast team to include Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, NYRA handicapper and analysts Andy Serling, Maggie Wolfendale, Acacia Courtney and Paul Lo Duca. Larry Collmus, NYRA announcer and voice of the Triple Crown, will provide live race calls throughout the day.
In addition to coverage of Jockey Club Gold Cup day from Belmont Park, America's Day at the Races will air nationally on Sunday, September 29, from 2-6 p.m. Eastern.
Sunday's broadcast will include live coverage and analysis of the Grade 2, $200,000 Miss Grillo from Belmont as well as special coverage of the Grade 2, $200,000 Zenyatta from Santa Anita Park, where Michelle Yu will be providing on-site analysis and reporting. Sunday's broadcast will additionally feature races from Churchill Downs on closing day of their fall meet.