Where to Watch/Listen: Derby Preps in New York, Kentucky, and California

The upcoming weekend marks the high point of prep season for the 2022 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, with three major races scheduled that each offer a total of 170 qualifying points to the top four finishers. Saturday afternoon, April 9, Aqueduct hosts the Wood Memorial Stakes Presented by Resorts World Casino, Keeneland Race Course runs the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes, and Santa Anita Park presents the Runhappy Santa Anita Derby.

All three races will be televised during an hour-and-a-half show on NBC, wrapping up the network’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series this winter and spring. The show begins at 4:30 p.m. ET and will feature reporting, analysis, and handicapping from NBC Sports’ award-winning team.

The Wood, Blue Grass, and Santa Anita Derby will also be shown live on TVG as part of that network’s comprehensive coverage.

TVG is the go-to network for in-depth coverage of the Keeneland April meet as well. That meet begins Friday, April 8 and runs through Friday, April 29. Each day of live racing, TVG will produce “Today at Keeneland.” The 30-minute preview show includes handicapping picks and discussion of horses of interest. Racing analysts Gabby Gaudet and Scott Hazelton host the program, which airs live at 11:30 a.m. ET every race day on TVG2, Keeneland.com, Keeneland Select, and Keeneland’s YouTube channel.

Racing from Aqueduct and Oaklawn Park is showcased on “America’s Day at the Races.” The NYRA-produced show airs from Thursday to Sunday on FS2 and FS1 – check the schedule below..

A highlight of livestreaming broadcasts for Derby prep week is ABR’s “Santa Anita: Road to the Derby LIVE!” show Saturday, April 9 beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET. Hosts Joey Mulinaro and Dan Tordjman anchor this special Runhappy Santa Anita Derby edition of “Road to the Derby LIVE!” directly from Santa Anita Park. They’ll be joined by surprise guests and handicappers and have live analysis right up until post time for the big race.

“Santa Anita: Road to the Derby LIVE!” will stream live on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels, Santa Anita Park’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels and on Joey Mulinaro’s Twitter channel.

On Wednesday, April 6, ABR’s new show “Devine and the Dog” is back beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Hosted by racing analyst Megan Devine and horseplayer and raconteur Chase Sessoms, aka “The Wolf of Oaklawn,” “Devine and the Dog” can be streamed on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.

The popular “La Trifecta” returns this Thursday, April 7 at 8 p.m. ET for a new show. Presented en Español, “La Trifecta” is hosted by Darwin Vizcaya, Claudia Spadaro, and Annise Montplaisir. This week’s show will be broadcast on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels. 

Once again, Keeneland will offer ways to engage Spanish-speaking fans of Thoroughbred racing during its Spring Meet through a series of livestreams, continuing its partnership with DRF en Español. Host and handicapper Roberto Rodriguez and race caller David Merida bring fans “Keeneland en Español” on Friday, Saturday and Sunday during opening weekend with full race-day coverage including race calls, analysis and interviews. “Keeneland en Español” begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on Friday and Sunday and noon ET on Saturday and is available on YouTube on the Keeneland en Español channel and the DRF en Español channel.

Here’s a guide to TV, radio, and livestreaming coverage for the week:

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

April 6

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

April 6

“Devine and the Dog”

6 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

April 7

“America’s Day at the Races”

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

April 7

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

April 7

“La Trifecta”

8 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

April 8

“Keeneland en Español”

12:30 p.m.

YouTube

April 8

“America’s Day at the Races”

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

April 8

Live coverage of horse racing including Keeneland’s opening day card

post time varies

TVG

April 9

“Keeneland en Español”

12 p.m.

YouTube

April 9

“America’s Day at the Races”

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

FS2

April 9

Broadcast of the Wood Memorial Stakes, Blue Grass Stakes, and Santa Anita Derby

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBC

April 9

“Santa Anita: Road to the Derby LIVE!”

5:30 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

April 9

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

April 10

“Keeneland en Español”

12:30 p.m.

YouTube

April 10

“America’s Day at the Races”

1 p.m.-4 p.m. on FS2; 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on FS1

FS1 and FS2

April 10

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
April 6 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
April 6 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
April 7 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
April 7 Race Day on HRRN 4 p.m. HRRN
April 7 Brisnet Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
April 8 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
April 8 RaceDay on HRRN 4 p.m. HRRN
April 8 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
April 9 Equine Forum Presented by TwinSpires 8 a.m. HRRN
April 9 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM

Note: All times listed are Eastern