Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage Sept. 28-Oct. 2

Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage Sept. 28-Oct. 2

The next 2 ½ weeks will be a whirlwind of excitement for horse racing fans in North America and abroad as the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series concludes with over two dozen prep races set to run that offer automatic bids to the 14 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races Nov. 4-5 at Keeneland.

This upcoming weekend, the focus is on four tracks: Santa Anita Park, Churchill Downs, and Belmont at the Big A in the U.S.; and Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France. Santa Anita will host two “Win and You’re In” preps, highlighted by the Awesome Again Stakes on Saturday, Oct. 1, which offers a bid to the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Santa Anita’s Breeders’ Cup preps will be shown live on FanDuel TV as part of its international package that will also televise races from Gulfstream Park, Woodbine, Pimlico, and many other tracks.

At the special Belmont at the Big A meet, held this fall at Aqueduct while Belmont Park undergoes construction, four Breeders’ Cup preps are on the schedule, led by the Champagne Stakes Saturday, Oct. 1 (a prep for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile) and the Frizette Stakes Sunday, Oct. 2 (NetJets Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies). Churchill Downs will run one “Win and You’re In” race Saturday: the Ack Ack Stakes, which sends its winner to the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile.

Saturday, NBC Sports will show both the Champagne Stakes and the Miss Grillo Stakes (a prep for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf) nationally on NBC as well as on its Peacock livestreaming service, airing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Sunday’s Breeders’ Cup preps at Belmont and the Big A and Saturday’s Ack Ack at Churchill Downs will air on NYRA’s “America’s Day at the Races” as part of its Wednesday-Sunday slate. The program, presented by America’s Best Racing, will be shown on FS2 – check the below schedule for air times.

Overseas at Longchamp, five Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races will be held Sunday, Oct. 2, including the prestigious Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, a prep for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf. The Arc, plus other action from Longchamp, will be shown a special Sunday morning “America’s Day at the Races” broadcast on FS2.

Horse racing from tracks around the world is available to subscribers on Racetrack Television Network (RTN), which can be livestreamed on all devices (computer, tablet and smartphone) and on TV via DISH Network, Amazon Fire and Roku.

On the livestreaming side, ABR presents its final “Breeders’ Cup LIVE!” show on Saturday. Oct. 1. The show, broadcast live from Santa Anita Park for the Awesome Again Stakes, will be hosted by Dan Tordjman and Scotty McKeever and include several guest appearances. Start time will be announced soon and “Breeders’ Cup LIVE!” can be viewed on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels and the Breeders’ Cup’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

Here’s a rundown of this week’s TV, livestreaming, and radio coverage.

TV and Livestream Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

Sept. 28

“America’s Day at the Races”

12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

FS2

Sept. 28

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

FanDuel TV

Sept. 28

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Sept. 29

“America’s Day at the Races”

1 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

FS2

Sept. 29

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

FanDuel TV

Sept. 29

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Sept. 30

“America’s Day at the Races”

12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

FS2

Sept. 30

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

FanDuel TV

Sept. 30

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Oct. 1

“America’s Day at the Races”

12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.-7 p.m.

FS2

Oct. 1

Broadcast of the Champagne Stakes and Miss Grillo Stakes

4 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBC

Oct. 1

“Breeders’ Cup LIVE!: Awesome Again Stakes”

TBA

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Oct. 1

Live coverage of horse racing including the Awesome Again Stakes

post time varies

FanDuel TV

Oct. 1

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Oct. 2

Broadcast of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe from Longchamp

9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.

FS2

Oct. 2

“America’s Day at the Races”

12:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

Oct. 2

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

FanDuel TV

Oct. 2

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Sept. 28 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Sept. 28 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 29 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Sept. 29 RaceDay on HRRN 4 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 29 Brisnet Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 30 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Sept. 30 Betting with Bobby Presented by Caesars Racebook 4 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 30 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 30 Inside Churchill Downs 6 p.m. ESPN 680/105.7
Oct. 1 Equine Forum Presented by TwinSpires 8 a.m. HRRN
Oct. 1 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM

Note: All times listed are Eastern