Where to Watch/Listen: 2021 Independence Day Holiday Weekend

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Fans are back at Belmont Park this summer. (Eclipse Sportswire)

An enjoyable extended weekend of horse racing is just around the corner as the U.S. celebrates Independence Day on Sunday, July 4. Several tracks are hosting important races, highlighted by a trio of Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” preps.

On Saturday, July 3, the historic Suburban Stakes at Belmont Park offers an automatic berth to the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic, while at Gulfstream Park, the Princess Rooney Stakes gives the winner a spot in the starting gate for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. On Sunday at Belmont, the John A. Nerud Stakes is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.

The Suburban Stakes will be televised on NBC Saturday during a show airing from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. The John A. Nerud Stakes will be showcased on NBCSN early Sunday evening during a show that also airs from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Saturday’s Princess Rooney Stakes will be televised on TVG as part of their daily extensive racing coverage. TVG is also the outlet to tune into for stakes races held Friday and Saturday evenings at Prairie Meadows.

America’s Day at the Races,” presented by Claiborne Farm and America’s Best Racing, will air this week on FS1 and FS2 showing racing from Belmont Park as their summer meet winds down, with an additional show on Monday, July 5 featuring the Dwyer Stakes – check the below schedule for air times.

For live streaming content, ABR's “Always Be Racing” show returns this Friday, July 2. Hosted by BlackJack Fletcher and Danielle Moinet, the show begins at 3 p.m. ET. “Always Be Racing” can be viewed on ABR's Facebook and Twitter channels as well as BlackJack's Twitter account and Danielle's Twitter account.

ABR's “The Winner’s Circle” returns for its usual Monday timeslot of 11 a.m. ET with a show on July 5. Presented by NYRA and NYRA Bets and hosted by Bram Weinstein and Dan Tordjman, “The Winner’s Circle” will recap a big weekend of Breeders' Cup preps and other news from the sports world. “The Winner’s Circle” can be viewed on ABR’s Twitter and Facebook channels and Bram Weinstein’s Twitter channel. Archived episodes of “The Winner’s Circle” are available as podcasts via Apple and Spotify.

Here's a rundown of television, live streaming, and radio coverage for the upcoming week:

TV/Live Streaming Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

July 1

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

FS2

July 1

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

July 2

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

FS2

July 2

"Always Be Racing"

3 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter

July 2

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

July 3

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. on FS1, 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. on FS2

FS1 and FS2

July 3

Broadcast of the Suburban Stakes

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBC

July 3

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

July 4

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS1

July 4

Broadcast of the John A. Nerud Stakes

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBCSN

July 4

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

July 5

"The Winner's Circle"

11 a.m.

Facebook and Twitter

July 5

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

FS2

July 5

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
July 1 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
July 1 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
July 1 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
July 2 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
July 2 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
July 2 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
July 3 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
July 3 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM

Note: All times listed are Eastern

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