America’s Day at the Races to air coverage of Belmont Park, Churchill Downs and Canterbury Park

June 16, 2021

Free Equibase past performances available for all races that are part of broadcast

ELMONT, N.Y. – America’s Day at the Races, the acclaimed national telecast produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in partnership with FOX Sports, will air 21 hours of coverage Thursday through Sunday, with action from Belmont Park, Churchill Downs and Canterbury Park. 

Presented by America’s Best Racing and Claiborne Farm, America’s Day at the Races will broadcast live racing action this week, with at least four-and-a-half hours of coverage every day on FS2.

Broadcast schedule for America’s Day at the Races (all times Eastern): 

Thursday, June 17

FS2: 3 – 8:30 p.m. 

Friday, June 18

FS2: 12:30 – 5 p.m. 

Saturday, June 19

FS2: 12:30– 6 p.m. 

Sunday, June 20

FS2: 12:30 – 6 p.m. 

Thursday will feature a nine-race card at Belmont with a first post of 3:05 p.m. Eastern, with FS2 airing from 3-8:30 p.m. Among the highlights from the Elmont, New York-based track will be a turf contest for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up going 1 1/16 miles on the Widener course in Race 8. Star Devine, the 5-2 morning-line favorite for trainer Jorge Abreu, will be part of a nine-horse field that includes 7-2 Stolen Holiday, trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey.

Thursday’s broadcast will also feature the full eight-race card from Churchill, located in Louisville, Kentucky, featuring a 5 p.m. Eastern first post with the finale going off at 8:23 p.m. The broadcast will be bolstered with additional racing action from Canterbury Park located in Shakopee, Minnesota

Friday’s show will air the majority of Belmont’s nine-race docket that has a 1 p.m. first post. In Race 2, a $90,000 six-furlong inner turf sprint for 2-year-old fillies, 5-2 favorite Kodama, who ran second in her debut on May 28 for trainer Christophe Clement, will look to earn her first winner’s circle trip, competing as part of an eight-horse field that includes 7-2 Pammy’s Ready. 

Saturday will see a pair of New York Stallion Series Stakes at Belmont, with the $150,000 Cupecoy’s Joy for 3-year-old fillies going seven furlongs on the Widener turf in Race 6 and the $150,000 Spectacular Bid for sophomores also going seven furlongs on the turf course in Race 9.

At Churchill, the lone stakes on the card will be the $110,000 Roxelana for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up going 6 1/2 furlongs. 

America’s Day at the Races is also broadcast on NYRA’s YouTube channel which boasts more than 70,000 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.

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 https://www.nyra.com/belmont/racing/tv-schedule.

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