Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage for Dec. 2-5

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The paddock at Gulfstream Park. (Eclipse Sportswire)

The upcoming weekend in horse racing sees Aqueduct wind down its fall meet and two major racetracks kick off their marquee racing seasons, one a month and a half earlier than usual.

Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., unveils its annual meet on Dec. 3 instead of mid-January. The popular track, which hosts key Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve preps highlighted by the Arkansas Derby, has added stakes races and promotions to celebrate its extended meet, which will run through the day after the Kentucky Derby on May 8.

Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., which conducts racing year-round, launches its Championship Meet also on Friday, Dec. 3. That meet, which runs through April 3, is highlighted by the Pegasus World Cup Invitational card on Jan. 29 and the Curlin Florida Derby on April 2.

This Saturday at Aqueduct, three important stakes races will be held: the Remsen Stakes for 2-year-olds, the Demoiselle Stakes for 2-year-old fillies, and the Cigar Mile Presented by NYRA Bets for older horses.

Racing at Aqueduct will be featured on the NYRA-produced “America’s Day at the Races” show presented by America’s Best Racing from Thursday to Sunday on FS2 and FS1 – check the below schedule for air times.

Racing at Oaklawn Park, Gulfstream Park and other tracks in North America and abroad will be showcased on TVG as part of that channel’s comprehensive package.

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

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

Dec. 2

"America's Day at the Races"

12 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

FS2

Dec. 2

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Dec. 3

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-1:45 p.m. and 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

FS2

Dec. 3

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Dec. 4

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Dec. 5

"America's Day at the Races"

12 p.m.-4 p.m. on FS2, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. on FS1

FS2 and FS1

Dec. 5

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Dec. 2 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Dec. 2 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Dec. 2 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Dec. 3 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Dec. 3 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Dec. 3 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Dec. 4 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Dec. 4 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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