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Jun 2, 2020
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FOX Sports and MSG Networks to be the home of the Belmont Park spring/summer meet

by Pat McKenna

America's Day at the Races will provide 127 hours of live racing from the Belmont Park spring/summer meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that the acclaimed national telecast, America's Day at the Races, will present live racing throughout the Belmont Park spring/summer meet on FOX Sports and MSG Networks.

In total, 127 hours of live thoroughbred racing will be presented from Belmont Park during its 25-day spring/summer meet, which begins Wednesday, June 3 and runs through Sunday, July 12.

"We're excited to expand our partnership with FOX Sports to give viewers an unprecedented amount of national television coverage of world class horse racing from Belmont Park," said Tony Allevato, NYRA Chief Revenue Officer and President of NYRA Bets. "Additionally, we are proud to be extending our long-term relationship with MSG to include wall-to-wall coverage onsite from Belmont."

Featured this Wednesday, Opening Day at Belmont Park, will be the first stakes race of the meet, the 43rd running of The Beaugay for 4-year-olds & up (fillies & mares) at 1 1/16 miles on the turf.

America's Day at the Races opening weekend schedule: 

(All times Eastern)

Wednesday, June 3*:

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 - 6:30 pm (FS2)

1:00 to 6:00 p.m. (MSG+)

Thursday, June 4*:

1:00 - 6:30 p.m. (FS2 & MSG+)

Friday, June 5*:

1:00 - 2:30 p.m. & 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. (FS2)

1:00 - 6:30 p.m. (FS2)

Saturday, June 6*:

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. (FS2)

3:00 - 8:00 p.m. (FS1)

1:00 - 7:00 p.m. (MSG+)

Sunday, June 7*:

1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (FS2)

2:00 - 6:00 p.m. (FS1)

1:00 - 6:00 p.m. (MSG+)

* Check local listings for additional telecasts to air on FOX Sports regional networks

America's Day at the Races is also broadcast on NYRA's YouTube channel, which boasts more than 34,000 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, Acacia Courtney and Jonathon Kinchen.

To help welcome back live racing, NYRA Bets, the official online wagering platform of the Belmont spring/summer meet, will offer a five-percent rebate on wagers placed on races at Belmont Park via NYRA Bets from Wednesday, June 3 through Sunday, June 7.

The five-percent rebate is available exclusively to NYRA Bets members. With the exception of show bets, the five-percent rebate is available on all wagers placed on races conducted Opening Week at Belmont Park.

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

About NYRA Bets

Introduced in August 2016, NYRA Bets is a leading online wagering platform, available nationwide online, on your phone and at kiosks at NYRA tracks. As a legal, United States-based, regulated and licensed provider of horse race wagering, NYRA Bets gives fans the opportunity to wager on more than 250 race tracks worldwide from anywhere at any time. You can download the NYRA Bets app for iOS and Android.

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