Where to Watch/Listen During Haskell Invitational Week 2019

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Fans surround the paddock at Monmouth Park during Haskell Invitational Day 2018. (Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing)

The $1 million, Grade 1 TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes at Monmouth Park on Saturday, July 20, serves as a bridge between the recently concluded Triple Crown season for 3-year-olds and the Breeders’ Cup prep season that’s just getting underway and culminates in November. The Haskell will be crucial in determining the leaders in the 3-year-old division going forward and is also a Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” Presented by America's Best Racing qualifying race for the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Classic, offering a fees-paid automatic berth to the winner.

NBC Sports will broadcast the TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes nationally on Saturday as the showcase of an hour-long show from Monmouth. The show will air on NBC, running from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern, and will include interviews and features with Haskell connections from NBC Sports’ horse racing team. That team includes host Nick Luck, analysts Randy Moss and retired Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey as well as reporter Laffit Pincay III and handicapper Eddie Olcyzk. The Haskell Invitational post time is set for approximately 5:47 p.m. Eastern.

While NBC's broadcast from Monmouth Park on Saturday is the centerpiece of this week's racing coverage on television, NYRA's "Saratoga Live" program also enters its second week of providing comprehensive coverage of the elite Saratoga Race Course meet, which began on July 11 and runs through Labor Day. "Saratoga Live," which is produced in partnership with FOX Sports and is presented by America's Best Racing, Runhappy, and Claiborne Farm, will air each day of the Saratoga meet on FS2.

In addition to daily national coverage on FS2, Saratoga Live can be seen on regional sports networks including MSG Networks, and also on FOX Sports Prime Ticket, FOX Sports San Diego and Altitude Sports. Saratoga’s stakes schedule this week is highlighted by the $500,000, Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks on July 20 for 3-year-old fillies. 

The broadcast team for "Saratoga Live" includes hosts Greg Wolf and Laffit Pincay III, handicapper and racing analyst Andy Serling, paddock analyst Maggie Wolfendale, reporter Acacia Courtney, retired Hall of Fame rider and analyst Gary Stevens, trainer Tom Amoss, handicapper Jonathan Kinchen, and handicapper and former Major League Baseball all-star Paul LoDuca. Larry Collmus, NYRA announcer and voice of the Triple Crown, provides live race calls.

In addition to the broadcasts on FS2, all Saratoga races will air on TVG as part of their coast-to-coast racing coverage. TVG will also broadcast the Haskell Invitational and all other races from Monmouth Park on July 20. And lastly, the network will provide comprehensive live coverage of racing throughout the West Coast’s premier summer meet at Del Mar, which begins on Wednesday, July 17. Del Mar hosts several stakes races during its opening five days, including the Grade 2, $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes on Sunday, July 21 for older horses on turf.

A highlight of the week’s radio coverage is “The Winner’s Circle” podcast presented The Stronach Group. The upcoming podcast airs July 20 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 July 20 podcast are NYRA President and CEO David O'Rourke and former trainer John Parisella.

Here’s a guide to television and radio horse racing coverage during Haskell Invitational week:

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network

July 17

“Saratoga Live” broadcast live from Saratoga Race Course featuring the Rick Violette Stakes

1 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS2

July 17

Broadcast of live racing from Saratoga Race Course and Del Mar

Saratoga first post 12:50 p.m.; Del Mar first post 5 p.m.

TVG

July 18

“Saratoga Live” broadcast live from Saratoga Race Course featuring the Stillwater Stakes

1 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS2

July 18

Broadcast of live racing from Saratoga Race Course and Del Mar

Saratoga first post 1 p.m.; Del Mar first post 5 p.m.

TVG

July 19

“Saratoga Live” broadcast live from Saratoga Race Course featuring the Lake George Stakes

3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS2

July 19

Broadcast of live racing from Saratoga Race Course and Del Mar

Saratoga first post 1 p.m.; Del Mar first post 7 p.m.

TVG

July 20

“Saratoga Live” broadcast live from Saratoga Race Course featuring the Coaching Club American Oaks

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

July 20

Broadcast of live racing from Saratoga Race Course and Del Mar

Saratoga first post 1 p.m.; Del Mar first post 5 p.m.

TVG

July 20

Live broadcast of the TVG.com Haskell Invitational Stakes from Monmouth Park

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBC

July 20

“Saratoga Live” broadcast live from Saratoga Race Course featuring the Shuvee Handicap

1 p.m.-7 p.m.

FS2

July 21

Broadcast of live racing from Saratoga Race Course and Del Mar

Saratoga first post 1 p.m.; Del Mar first post 5 p.m.

TVG

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
July 16 At The Races with Steve Byk: NYRA's Andy Serling, Horse Health, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
July 16 Jock Talk presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka 6 p.m. HRRN
July 17 At The Races with Steve Byk: eNicks' Pedigree Expert Sid Fernando, Tourney Talk, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
July 17 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
July 17 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
July 18 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 18 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
July 18 Brisnet.com Call-In Show 6 p.m.- HRRN
July 19 At The Races with Steve Byk: Weekend Preview with Daily Racing Form correspondents and other guests 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
July 19 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
July 19 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
July 20 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
July 20 "The Winner's Circle," presented by The Stronach Group, with host Bram Weinstein, analyst Gary Stevens, and featured guests David O'Rourke and John Parisella. 10 a.m. SB Nation Radio
July 20 Broadcast of the Coaching Club American Oaks from Saratoga Race Course 5-6 p.m. HRRN

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

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