America’s Day at the Races to Expand Coverage of Oaklawn Park

December 3, 2023

The start of the Grade 3 Oaklawn Mile April 1, 2023. (Coady Photography)

NYRA Press Office

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) today announced America’s Day at the Races, the acclaimed national telecast produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, will expand its coverage of the 2023-24 meet at Oaklawn Park. 

Highlighted by the Grade 1, $1.5 million Arkansas Derby on March 30, the 2023-24 Oaklawn Park meet opens on Friday, December 8 and continues through Saturday, May 4. The 2023-24 Oaklawn meet will include 47 stakes races over the course of 66 race days at the Hot Springs, Arkansas oval. 

As part of a multi-year agreement, America’s Day at the Races will feature daily analysis and handicapping of Oaklawn Park racing as well on-site coverage from NYRA television personalities throughout Opening Weekend, Smarty Jones weekend, Rebel weekend, Arkansas Derby weekend, Apple Blossom weekend and Oaklawn Handicap weekend. 

Additionally, NYRA and Oaklawn Park will offer a new Cross Country Pick 5 wager each day when both Aqueduct Racetrack and Oaklawn Park conduct racing. The special wager will first be offered on Friday, December 8. 

The Cross Country Pick 5 requires bettors to pick the winner of five select races from Aqueduct Racetrack and Oaklawn Park. The minimum bet for the multi-track, multi-race wager is 50 cents. 

Wagering on the Cross Country Pick 5 is available on ADW platforms and at simulcast facilities across the country with each day featuring a mandatory payout of the net pool. 

America’s Day at the Races will present daily coverage and analysis of the fall meet at Aqueduct Racetrack on the networks of FOX Sports. For the complete broadcast schedule, visit https://www.nyra.com/aqueduct/racing/tv-schedule



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