For the first time, America’s Best Racing (ABR) announced it will stream a series of three live shows on major race days at Santa Anita Park coinciding with three pivotal races on the road to the Kentucky Derby. The shows, a collaborative creation of ABR and Santa Anita, begin this Saturday with live second-screen streaming coverage of the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.
The kickoff edition of Santa Anita: Road to the Derby Live! will be hosted by ABR’s Dan Tordjman, NBC Sports’ Matt Bernier, and Breeders’ Cup “Future Stars Friday” host Ren Carothers. Joining the coverage live from Santa Anita will be handicapper and racing ambassador George Ortuzar. The hour-long program can be viewed on the Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube channels of both America’s Best Racing and Santa Anita.
The Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita is a Kentucky Derby prep race that offers 10 points to the winner, four to the runner-up finisher, two to the third-place runner and a single point to the horse who finishes fourth. The race will be streamed live — alongside racing analysis from show hosts and guests — during Saturday’s special coverage on ABR & Santa Anita social media channels.
On March 6, the second edition of Santa Anita: Road to the Derby Live! will highlight the San Felipe Stakes, which holds 50 points for the winner counted toward qualifying for the Kentucky Derby. The race card will also be loaded with several other graded stakes races including the famed Santa Anita Handicap. Streaming live coverage of the races will be expanded into a two-hour show featuring a range of analysts, handicappers and racing personalities.
Santa Anita: Road to the Derby Live! culminates on April 6 with a special expanded show focused on the 100-point Santa Anita Derby. That same race card will also feature the Santa Anita Oaks, the Royal Heroine Stakes and the Providencia Stakes. Look for updates on start times and additional show in formation on America’s Best Racing and on our social media channels.