Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage for April 10-12

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Racing at Tampa Bay Downs, one of the racetracks remaining open during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Eclipse Sportswire)

The horse racing world like all other areas of society continues to make changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and public health crisis. Racetracks across America have either postponed live racing or prohibited anyone other than essential employees from entering. Charities are ramping up services to help track workers during these hard times, including the Race Track Chaplaincy, New York Division, while many other organizations including the Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation are redirecting resources to support medical efforts to combat the spread of the virus and support backstretch workers. (All proceeds from the Old Smoke T-shirt on sale below will go to the TJC Safety Net Foundation.)

The original trio of major Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve prep races – the Wood Memorial, Santa Anita Derby, and Toyota Blue Grass Stakes – have been canceled for Saturday, April 4 (the Santa Anita Derby may run at a later date). Still, racing continues at a few tracks across the country that have instituted strict safety screening protocols for essential employees who are already on the grounds to provide daily care for horses.

On Saturday, April 11, live racing coverage from tracks around the country will be featured on “America’s Day at the Races.” The NYRA-produced show will air on FS1 from 1:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET.  “America’s Day at the Races” is presented by Runhappy, Claiborne Farm and America's Best Racing. Hosted by Greg Wolf, this weekend's broadcast team includes Gary Stevens, Michelle Yu, Laffit Pincay III, Tom Amoss and Jonathon Kinchen. The show will feature races from Oaklawn Park and Tampa Bay Downs, including two stakes races at Oaklawn.

Racing coverage from NBCSN will also be offered this weekend via a simulcast of TVG's program “Trackside Live” from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. “Trackside Live” will be available on its home network as well, along with coast-to-coast coverage of racing on TVG as per usual starting earlier in the day as part of its comprehensive package.  

A don’t-miss highlight of this weekend’s radio coverage is “The Winner’s Circle,” America’s Best Racing’s podcast presented by NYRA Bets. The show, hosted by Bram Weinstein and featuring analysis from Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, airs at 10 a.m. ET on Saturdays through Nov. 7 on SB Nation RadioSubscribe to "The Winner's Circle" on Apple Podcasts to listen to archived episodes.

This Saturday's featured guests are Terry Finley of West Point Thoroughbreds and Humberto Chavez from the Race Track Chaplaincy of New York.

Here’s a rundown of television and radio coverage for the upcoming weekend.

TV Schedule


Date

Program

Time

Network

April 10

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

April 10

TVG's "Trackside Live," featuring live coverage of horse racing

4 p.m.-8 p.m.

NBCSN

April 11

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

April 11

"America's Day at the Races," featuring live coverage of horse racing at Oaklawn Park and Tampa Bay Downs

1:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

FS1

April 11

TVG's "Trackside Live," featuring live coverage of horse racing

4 p.m.-8 p.m.

NBCSN

April 12

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

April 12

TVG's "Trackside Live," featuring live coverage of horse racing

4 p.m.-8 p.m.

NBCSN

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
April 9 At The Races with Steve Byk: Shedrow Confidential with Steve Haskin, Vegas Racebook with Rich Eng, and other guests 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
April 9 Red Brand Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
April 10 Brisnet Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
April 10 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
April 10 Red Brand Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
April 10 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
April 11 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
April 11 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM
April 11 "The Winner's Circle" presented by NYRA Bets, with host Bram Weinstein, analyst Gary Stevens, and featured guests Terry Finley and Humberto Chavez 10 a.m. SB Nation Radio

Note: All times listed are Eastern

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