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The Jockey Club Tour on FOX makes its first visit to Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., on Sunday, July 6, with live coverage of the $500,000 United Nations Stakes on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports GO (Digital) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. ET. 

As a “Win And You’re In” race, the winner of the United Nations will be guaranteed an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park as part of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Among the champions who have won the United Nations are English Channel, Manila, and Sky Classic. 

In addition to coverage of the United Nations, the Salvatore Mile will be shown live from Monmouth and the Queen’s Plate will be simulcast live from Woodbine in Canada. The feature race will be contested at 1 3/8 miles on the turf.

The telecast will showcase Monmouth Park’s recent capital improvements and its proximity to the Jersey Shore, an update on Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, and previews of the upcoming Del Mar and Saratoga meets.

There will also be a recap of the races from Belmont’s Stars and Stripes card held on Saturday, July 5, and a look back at the dominating performance of leading 3-year-old filly Untapable in the Mother Goose Stakes on June 28.

The on-air duties will be handled by Greg Wolf, Richard Migliore, Andy Serling, Simon Bray, and Alyssa Ali. 

“With its rich racing history and its proximity to the Jersey Shore, Monmouth Park is a perfect spot to launch the summer races that make up The Jockey Club Tour on FOX,” said Jason Wilson, vice president, business development, The Jockey Club.  

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Following the United Nations, The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will continue through September with four telecasts featuring the continent's best summer racing.

The complete Jockey Club Tour on FOX schedule follows: 

Date

Time (ET)

Race

Track

Sunday, July 6

5-6:30 p.m.

United Nations Stakes (G1)

Monmouth Park, Oceanport, New Jersey

Sunday, July 20

5:30-7:30 p.m.

Eddie Read Stakes (G1)

Del Mar, Del Mar, California

TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (G1)

Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York

Sunday, Aug. 10

5-6:30 p.m.

Saratoga Special Stakes (G2)

Saratoga Race Course

Sunday, Aug. 17

5-6:30 p.m.

Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes (G1)

Saratoga Race Course

Sunday, Sept. 14

5-6:30 p.m.

Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1)

Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto 

About FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 1 is America’s new national multi-sport channel that launched on August 17 in approximately 90 million homes and boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming annually. The channel has several pillar sports: college basketball and football, MLB (in 2014), NASCAR, NFL (ancillary programs), international soccer, UFC and Golden Boy boxing, and adds USGA events, including the U.S. Open, and FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015. FOX SPORTS LIVE is FOX Sports 1’s flagship 24/7 news, opinion and highlights program, providing around the clock coverage through regularly scheduled programs, hourly updates and an information rich ticker. Original programs include: FOX FOOTBALL DAILY; NASCAR RACE HUB; FOX SOCCER DAILY; CROWD GOES WILD, a new live sports entertainment talk show hosted by Regis Philbin; and the groundbreaking BEING: documentary franchise. FOX Sports GO, a new authenticated mobile sports experience for iPhone, iPad, Android devices and the web, serves as the channel’s digital extension. The app offers more than 1,100 live games and events from FOX Sports, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2 and FOX Sports’ 22 regional sports networks, as well as scores, highlights, news, stats and analysis. For more information visit http://msn.foxsports.com/foxsports1.

About Monmouth Park
Monmouth Park's long and storied history dates back to July 30, 1870 when the track opened just three miles from Long Branch. The track was a result of the innovative ideas of New York businessman John F. Chamberlain, New Jersey Senate President Amos Robbins and Adams Express Company President John Hoey in an effort to increase summer trade for once bustling shore communities.  

Their ploy worked, and Monmouth Park opened its inaugural five-day meet amid much national fanfare. Due to the high caliber of its racing, Monmouth Park achieved distinction as the "Newmarket of America"- a reference to the famed racecourse in England. In the following years the track moved to two other locations, but it has been known as Monmouth Park in its current location since 1946.

Today Monmouth Park remains an iconic summer racing destination on the Jersey Shore. Its biggest races include the Grade 1, $500,000 United Nations Stakes at 1 3/8 miles on the turf and the Grade 1 $1,000,000 Haskell Invitational at 1 1/8 miles for 3-year-olds.

About The Jockey Club
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It is a founding member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and the architect and sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at americasbestracing.net as well as on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram.

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