Where to Watch/Listen During Stars & Stripes Week

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The Stars & Stripes Racing Festival signals the end of Belmont Park’s spring/summer meet and has proved to be popular with fans. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Racing Festival card anchors the second-to-last weekend of Belmont Park’s spring/summer meet, with five graded stakes that will have major divisional implications for the upcoming months and into the fall. Led by the Grade 1, $1.2-million Belmont Derby Invitational and Grade 1, $1-million Belmont Oaks Invitational, for 3-year-olds and 3-year-old fillies on the turf, respectively, the card also includes the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap for older horses and the Grade 3 Dwyer Stakes for 3-year-olds on dirt. Last but not least, Saturday’s card also features the Grade 2 Belmont Sprint Championship, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” qualifying race for the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint.

NBC Sports will present an hour and a half of television coverage from New York, featuring hosts Bob Costas and Mike Tirico, lead analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey, and the rest of NBC Sports’ award-winning team. Coverage will air from 4:30-6 p.m. on NBC.

A highlight of the week’s radio and online streaming coverage is the upcoming “The Winner’s Circle” podcast, presented by America’s Best Racing in conjunction with SB Nation Radio. Host Bram Weinstein’s scheduled featured guest is legendary track announcer Tom Durkin. The program airs at 10 a.m. ET on the SB Nation Radio network of stations, at www.sbnationlive.com, and on the SB Nation Radio app.

Here’s a rundown of horse racing television, radio, and online video coverage through Belmont’s Stars & Stripes Week. 

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network

July 8

Stars & Stripes Racing Festival: Live racing coverage from Belmont Park

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBC

July 8

Belmont Park Live: Stars & Stripes Day

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

FS2

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
July 5 At The Races with Steve Byk: eNicks' Pedigree Expert Sid Fernando, Tourney Talk, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
July 5 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
July 5 Trainer Talk presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
July 6 At The Races with Steve Byk: Shedrow Confidential with Steve Haskin, Vegas Racebook with Richard Eng, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
July 6 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
July 6 Brisnet.com call-in Show  6 p.m. HRRN
July 7 At The Races with Steve Byk: Weekend Preview with Daily Racing Form correspondents, Brisnet's Ed DeRosa, and other guests 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
July 7 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
July 7 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
July 8 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
July 8 "The Winner's Circle," presented by America's Best Racing in conjunction with SB Nation Radio, with host Bram Weinstein and scheduled featured guest Tom Durkin 10 a.m.  SB Nation Radio

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

Online Video Schedule

Date Program Time Website
July 8 Stars & Stripes Racing Festival live full card on-site coverage from Belmont Park 1:30 p.m. XBTV

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

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