Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage for Feb. 18-22

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Turf racing at Tampa Bay Downs. (Eclipse Sportswire)

A historic winter storm affecting areas ranging from south Texas to New England has closed several racetracks and altered prep race schedules on the road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, but there’s plenty of activity remaining for the upcoming weekend, highlighted by the second annual Saudi Cup, the world’s richest race, at King Abdulaziz Racecourse in Riyadh.

The $20 million Saudi Cup is set for Saturday, Feb. 20, and is expected to draw some of the best older dirt racehorses in the world, headlined by Knicks Go and Charlatan. Saturday’s races will be broadcast on FS2 and FS1 as part of the NYRA-produced “America’s Day at the Races” series. Undercard races will air on FS2 from 8:30 a.m. to noon ET, and the Saudi Cup will air on FS1 during an hour-long broadcast from noon to 1 p.m. ET.

“America’s Day at the Races,” presented by Claiborne Farm and America’s Best Racing, will also present broadcasts on FS2 featuring races from tracks including Aqueduct and Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday and Sunday. Check the below schedule for air times. Oaklawn Park’s cards on Saturday and Sunday have been cancelled due to the winter storm.

Racing from Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, and other tracks will be shown daily on TVG as part of their comprehensive coverage.

A busy live streaming schedule for the upcoming week is highlighted by the 2021 premiere of “The Winner’s Circle.” Presented by NYRA and NYRA Bets and hosted by Bram Weinstein, the show has been reconfigured as live streaming content for this year and will air on Mondays at 11 a.m. ET. “The Winner’s Circle” will recap the previous weekend's action, look ahead to upcoming major races, and feature interviews with the sport’s leading figures.

The Feb. 22 premiere of “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” will be available as podcasts via Apple and Spotify.

Thursday night, Feb. 18, the popular “La Trifecta” program returns at 7 p.m. ET. Presented en Espanol, the show is hosted by Darwin Vizcaya, Claudia Spadaro, and Annise Montplaisir. It airs on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

Lastly, the new “Always Be Racing” live streaming show scheduled returns this Friday, Feb. 19. Hosted by BlackJack Fletcher, the show begins at 4 p.m. ET. “Always Be Racing” can be viewed on ABR's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels as well as BlackJack Fletcher's Twitter account.

Here’s a rundown of upcoming TV, live streaming, and radio coverage of horse racing.

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

Feb. 18

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Feb. 19

"La Trifecta"

7 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Feb. 19

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Feb. 19

"Always Be Racing"

4 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Feb. 20

"America's Day at the Races" coverage of the Saudi Cup

8:30 a.m.-noon on FS2, noon-1 p.m. on FS1

FS1 and FS2

Feb. 20

"America's Day at the Races"

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

FS2

Feb. 20

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Feb. 21

"America's Day at the Races"

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

FS2

Feb. 21

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Feb. 22

"The Winners' Circle" season premiere

11 a.m.

Facebook and Twitter

Feb. 22

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Feb. 18 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Feb. 18 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Feb. 18 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Feb. 19 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Feb. 19 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Feb. 19 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Feb. 20 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Feb. 20 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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