OZONE PARK, N.Y. – America’s Day at the Races, the acclaimed national television show produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in conjunction with FOX Sports, will present live coverage of the Breeders Crown on Friday and Saturday from Woodbine Mohawk Park in Campbellville, Ontario.
The $7 million Breeders Crown, harness racing’s richest and most prestigious year-end divisional championship series, will air Friday on FS2 beginning at 9 p.m. with coverage to continue on Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Jessica Otten will anchor the Friday broadcast from Woodbine Mohawk Park, which will include four 2-year-old Breeders Crown events. Acacia Clement and Anthony Stabile will provide additional reporting and analysis from Aqueduct Racetrack.
On Saturday, Breeders Crown coverage will begin at 7:30 p.m., and include eight Breeders Crown contests. The broadcast will kick off with the $350,000 Mare Trot, which will be triple millionairess Atlanta’s final attempt at a Breeders Crown before retirement and wrap up with the sport’s fastest racehorse, Bulldog Hanover, whose 1:45.4 mile this summer stunned the harness world.
The Breeders Crown is a year-end championship series of races for trotters and pacers, divided by the traditional categories of age, gender and gait—showcasing the stars of the Standardbred sport. A Crown title is a conclusive factor in Horse of the Year and all divisional Dan Patch balloting.
“We had a great opportunity in 2021 when the Breeders Crown events were raced in the daytime at The Meadowlands to participate in the relationship The Meadowlands started with NYRA and FOX Sports,” said John Campbell, president and CEO of the Hambletonian Society which owns and administers the Breeders Crown.
“There is more and more crossover wagering and interest between the two breeds and we are eager to continue that. We greatly appreciate the support of Woodbine Mohawk Park and COSA in continuing the tradition of live TV that Breeders Crown has enjoyed over the 39 years of the series.”
For the broadcast schedule and channel finder, visit https://www.nyra.com/aqueduct/racing/tv-schedule.
Current New York State regulations allow NYRA to accept wagering only on standardbred races that take place in New York. As such, wagering on the Breeders Crown will not be available on-track at Aqueduct or to NYRA Bets customers located in New York State. Wagering on the Breeders Crown is available to NYRA Bets, LLC customers outside of New York State. For more information, visit NYRABets.com.
NYRA Press Release