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 Group 1, $8 million Lexus Melbourne Cup on Monday, October 31.
Monday’s America’s Day at the Races broadcast will begin at 10:30 p.m. Eastern and will provide viewers with handicapping insights and analysis leading up to the 162nd edition of the “race that stops a nation”, as the Melbourne Cup is known. Featuring 24 horses racing over 3,200 meters (1.98 miles) at Flemington Racecourse, in Melbourne, Australia, the Melbourne Cup is an annual highlight of the international racing calendar.
This year’s Melbourne Cup features a wide-open field that includes a sentimental favorite, the Irish-bred Camorra running in memory of James Casey, the 26-year son of part owner, Mark Casey. The younger Casey died last month after an illness.
Mark Casey has a significant ownership share in Camorra, trained by the brothers Ben and JD Hayes. Camorra enters the race with impressive credentials, having won the Group 2 Curragh Cup (2816 meters or 1.75 miles) in June – the same race won by Rekindling and Twilight Payment before their respective Melbourne Cup wins in 2017 and 2020.
For the complete America’s Day at the Races broadcast schedule and channel finder, visit NYRA.com/tv.
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NYRA Press Release