Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage for Oct. 28-Nov. 1

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Racing at Churchill Downs. (Coady Photography)

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. Most racetracks currently operating are doing so wither without spectators or with limited attendance allowed, and have instituted strict safety screening protocols for essential employees who are already on the grounds to provide daily care for horses. Charities are ramping up services to help track workers during these hard times, 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.)

Prep races for the Breeders' Cup World Championships on Nov. 6-7 at Keeneland Race Course have concluded, but premier race meets at Belmont Park, Churchill Downs and elsewhere continue this week. The Breeders' Cup World Championships pre-entry announcement for its 14 races will be broadcast on TVG and live streamed at breederscup.com at 11:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 28. (Learn more about the upcoming Breeders' Cup coverage including its #MyBreedersCup at-home content here.)

Racing from Belmont Park, Churchill Downs, and Parx Racing (on Oct. 28) is televised on “America’s Day at the Races." The NYRA-produced show runs Wednesday through Sunday this week on FS2. The usual Belmont Park shows will also air on MSG+ and on regional Fox outlets Prime Ticket and Fox Sports San Diego – check NYRA’s website for those dates and times. 

Racing at Del Mar, which begins its fall meet on Oct. 31, and other tracks will be featured on TVG as part of its coast-to-coast coverage.

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, airs at 10 a.m. ET on Saturdays through Nov. 7 on Sports Map Radio. Subscribe to "The Winner's Circle" on Apple Podcasts to listen to archived episodes.

The Oct. 31 "Winner's Circle" guests are NYRA racing analyst and former jockey Richard Migliore and Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones.

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

TV/Live Streaming Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

Oct. 28

Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries Announcement

11:30 a.m.

breederscup.com and TVG

Oct. 28

"America's Day at the Races"

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

FS2

Oct. 28

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Oct. 29

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

Oct. 29

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Oct. 30

"America's Day at the Races"

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

FS2

Oct. 30

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Oct. 31

"America's Day at the Races"

12 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

Oct. 31

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Nov. 1

"America's Day at the Races"

12 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

Nov. 1

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Oct. 28 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 28 Race Day on HRRN 3 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 28 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 29 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 29 Race Day on HRRN 3 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 29 Brisnet Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 30 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 30 Race Day on HRRN 3 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 30 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 31 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Oct. 31 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM
Oct. 31 "The Winner's Circle" presented by NYRA Bets, with host Bram Weinstein and guests Richard Migliore and Matt Jones 10 a.m. Sports Map Radio

Note: All times listed are Eastern

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