Where to Watch/Listen During 2019 Pennsylvania Derby Week

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Fans watch racing on Pennsylvania Derby Day 2017. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Saturday’s $1 million, Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing is the last major stakes race of the year in the 3-year-old male dirt division and thus offers one final chance for leading contenders to bolster their credentials for the Eclipse Awards before they compete in races against older horses such as the Breeders’ Cup Classic and Clark Handicap.

Maximum Security, disqualified first-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes winner, is expected to start in the Pennsylvania Derby, as is Preakness Stakes winner War of Will along with graded stakes winners Improbable and Mr. Money.

The Pennsylvania Derby anchors a one-hour broadcast by NBC Sports on Saturday, airing nationally on NBC from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Eastern. NBC Sports will also show the $1 million, Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, a Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” qualifying race for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff, during the broadcast.

NYRA’s “America’s Day at the Races” presented by America’s Best Racing, Runhappy, and Claiborne Farm continues its television coverage of Belmont Park races during the upcoming week and will also show select races from Churchill Downs. And Saturday races at those two tracks plus full coverage of racing at Parx, including the Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes, will be available on TVG as part of their comprehensive, coast-to-coast Thoroughbred racing coverage.

A highlight of the week’s radio coverage is “The Winner’s Circle” podcast presented The Stronach Group. The upcoming podcast airs Sept. 21 at 10 a.m. Eastern on SB Nation Radio (subscribe and access past episodes via Apple Podcasts here) and is hosted by Bram Weinstein, with racing analysis from retired Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens. The featured guests for the Sept. 21 show are jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva, who won the Ricoh Woodbine Mile on Sept. 14 and announced that he will retire later this year; and horse trainer and former professional wrestler Jerome "Frank" Miller.

Here’s a guide to television and radio horse racing coverage during Pennsylvania Derby week:

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network

Sept. 18

“America's Day at the Races” broadcast live from Belmont Park

3 p.m.-7 p.m.

FS2

Sept. 19

“America's Day at the Races” broadcast live from Belmont Park including races from Churchill Downs

3 p.m.-7 p.m.

FS2

Sept. 20

“America's Day at the Races” broadcast live from Belmont Park including races from Churchill Downs

4:30-7 p.m.

FS2

Sept. 21

Broadcast of live racing from Parx Racing, Churchill Downs, and Belmont Park

Parx Racing first post 12:25 p.m.; Churchill Downs first post 12:45 p.m.; Belmont Park first post 1 p.m.

TVG

Sept. 21

“America's Day at the Races” broadcast live from Belmont Park including races from Churchill Downs

2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS2

Sept. 21

Live broadcast of the Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBC

Sept. 22

“America's Day at the Races” broadcast live from Belmont Park including races from Churchill Downs

12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS2

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Sept. 17 At The Races with Steve Byk: NYRA's Andy Serling, Horse Health, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Sept. 18 At The Races with Steve Byk: eNicks' Pedigree Expert Sid Fernando, Tourney Talk, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Sept. 18 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 18 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 19 At The Races with Steve Byk: Shedrow Confidential with Steve Haskin, Vegas Racebook with Richard Eng, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Sept. 19 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 19 Brisnet.com Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 20 At The Races with Steve Byk: Weekend Preview with Daily Racing Form correspondents and other guests 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Sept. 20 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 20 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 21 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Sept. 21 "The Winner's Circle," presented by The Stronach Group, with host Bram Weinstein, analyst Gary Stevens, and featured guests Eurico Rosa Da Silva and Frank Miller 10 a.m. SB Nation Radio
Sept. 21 Broadcast of the Charles Town Oaks from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races 9 p.m. HRRN

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

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