Where to Watch/Listen During 2019 Woodbine Mile Week

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Fans pack Woodbine for a day of racing. (Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing)

The Road to the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships stops at Woodbine and Churchill Downs for a busy weekend, with five "Win and You're In" Challenge Series prep races on the schedule.

The marquee race of the weekend is the $ 1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile, a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile. That race anchors a Saturday card at the Toronto, Ontario, track that also features three other graded stakes. Woodbine’s two other Challenge Series races are scheduled for Sunday: the $250,000 Summer Stakes, a qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf; and the $250,000 Natalma Stakes, a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Churchill Downs kicks off an 11-day September meet on Friday, and hosts two “Win and You’re In” races on Saturday: the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes, an automatic qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies; and the $200,000 Iroquois Stakes, a “Win and You’re In” race for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.

NYRA’s "America's Day at the Races" show kicked off last week from Belmont Park and this upcoming weekend will offer coverage from New York and also broadcast the above-mentioned Breeders’ Cup qualifiers from Churchill Downs and Woodbine. The show is produced in partnership with FOX Sports and is presented by America's Best Racing, Runhappy, and Claiborne Farm. "America's Day at the Races" airs on FS2 and on various regional channels. 

Races from Churchill Downs, Woodbine, and Belmont Park – as well as the final day of the short Kentucky Downs meet on Thursday – will also be broadcast live on TVG as part of their comprehensive coast-to-coast 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. 14 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 guest for the Sept. 14 show is ESPN producer and gambling analyst Chris Fallica.

Here’s a guide to television and radio horse racing coverage during the upcoming week heading into a Breeders' Cup prep weekend at Woodbine and Churchill Downs:

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network

Sept. 11

Broadcast of live racing from Belmont Park and Woodbine

Belmont first post 3 p.m.; Woodbine first post 6:45 p.m.

TVG

Sept. 11

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

3 p.m.-7 p.m.

FS2

Sept. 12

Broadcast of live racing from Kentucky Downs and Belmont Park

Kentucky Downs first post 1:15 p.m.; Belmont first post 3 p.m.

TVG

Sept. 12

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

3 p.m.-7 p.m.

FS2

Sept. 13

Broadcast of live racing from Belmont Park, Woodbine, and Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs first post 12:45 p.m.; Belmont Park first post 3 p.m.; Woodbine first post 4 p.m.

TVG

Sept. 13

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

4:30-7 p.m.

FS2

Sept. 14

Live broadcast from Woodbine featuring a preview of the day's races plus handicapping content and features

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

OTBTV

Sept. 14

Broadcast of live racing from Belmont Park, Woodbine, and Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs first post 12:45 p.m.; Belmont Park first post 1 p.m.; Woodbine first post 1:05 p.m.

TVG

Sept. 14

“America's Day at the Races” broadcast live from Belmont Park, including broadcasts of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile at Woodbine and the Pocahontas Stakes and Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs

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

FS2

Sept. 15

Live broadcast from Woodbine featuring a preview of the day's races plus handicapping content and features

9 a.m.-11 a.m.

OTBTV

Sept. 15

Broadcast of live racing from Belmont Park, Woodbine, and Churchill Downs

Churchill Downs first post 12:45 p.m.; Belmont Park first post 1 p.m.; Woodbine first post 1:05 p.m.

TVG

Sept. 15

“America's Day at the Races” broadcast live from Belmont Park, including broadcasts of the Summer Stakes and the Natalma Stakes at Woodbine and races at Churchill Downs

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

FS2

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Sept. 11 At The Races with Steve Byk: eNicks' Pedigree Expert Sid Fernando, Tourney Talk, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Sept. 11 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 11 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 12 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. 12 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 12 Brisnet.com Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 13 At The Races with Steve Byk: Weekend Preview with Daily Racing Form correspondents and other guests 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Sept. 13 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 13 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 14 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Sept. 14 "The Winner's Circle," presented by The Stronach Group, with host Bram Weinstein, analyst Gary Stevens, and featured guest Chris Fallica 10 a.m. SB Nation Radio

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

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