Where to Watch/Listen During Pacific Classic Week 2019

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The Road to the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships runs through gorgeous Southern California this upcoming weekend, as Del Mar hosts two Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” preps, including the $1 million, Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic, a key qualifying prep for the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Del Mar's signature race will be broadcast exclusively on TVG, the race's sponsor, and will culminate a jam-packed day of coverage from the seaside track that includes gambling analysis and features from TVG's on-site team. TVG's whole-card Saturday coverage from Del Mar includes the $250,000, Grade 2 Del Mar Handicap, a "Win and You're In" qualifier for the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf.

TVG's coverage from Del Mar will start with the first post at 5 p.m. Eastern and the TVG Pacific Classic Special will air from 8-10 p.m. Eastern commercial-free thanks to sponsors RunHappy, Lane's End and Three Chimneys. The post time for the TVG Pacific Classic is set for 9:35 p.m. Eastern.

Saratoga’s racing is the focus of the ongoing "Saratoga Live" program produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, which began on July 11 and runs through Labor Day. "Saratoga Live," which is presented by America's Best Racing, Runhappy, and Claiborne Farm, will air each day of the Saratoga meet on FS2 and on various regional channels. 

A highlight of the week’s radio coverage is “The Winner’s Circle” podcast presented The Stronach Group. The upcoming podcast airs Aug. 17 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 Aug. 17 podcast recaps highlights from the racing world through the Triple Crown season and early summer, and features guests including Flavien Prat, Julie Krone, "Stanford" Steve Coughlin, and John Parisella.

Here’s a guide to television and radio horse racing coverage during Pacific Classic week:

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network

Aug. 14

“Saratoga Live” broadcast live from Saratoga Race Course

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

Aug. 14

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

Aug. 15

“Saratoga Live” broadcast live from Saratoga Race Course

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

Aug. 15

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

Aug. 16

“Saratoga Live” broadcast live from Saratoga Race Course

4 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

Aug. 16

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

Aug. 17

“Saratoga Live” broadcast live from Saratoga Race Course featuring the Alabama Stakes and the Lake Placid Stakes

1 p.m.-7 p.m.

FS2

Aug. 17

Broadcast of the TVG Pacific Classic, the Del Mar Handicap, and other races from Del Mar as well as coverage from Saratoga

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

TVG

Aug. 18

“Saratoga Live” broadcast live from Saratoga Race Course

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

FS2

Aug. 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

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Aug. 13 At The Races with Steve Byk: NYRA's Andy Serling, Horse Health, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Aug. 14 At The Races with Steve Byk: eNicks' Pedigree Expert Sid Fernando, Tourney Talk, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Aug. 14 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 14 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 15 At The Races with Steve Byk: Shedrow Confidential with Steve Haskin, Vegas Racebook with Richard Eng, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Aug. 15 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 15 Brisnet.com Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 16 At The Races with Steve Byk: Weekend Preview with Daily Racing Form correspondents and other guests 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Aug. 16 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 16 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 17 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Aug. 17 "The Winner's Circle," presented by The Stronach Group, with host Bram Weinstein, analyst Gary Stevens, and featured guests Flavien Prat, Julie Krone, and more 10 a.m. SB Nation Radio
Aug. 17 Broadcast of the Alabama Stakes and Lake Placid Stakes from Saratoga Race Course 5 p.m.-6 p.m. p.m. HRRN

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

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