Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage for Jan. 28-31

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Horses break from the gate at Santa Anita Park. (Eclipse Sportswire)

The upcoming week in horse racing is a busy one, highlighted by horse racing's annual celebration of the best of the best as well as two Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve qualifying points races. On Saturday, Jan. 30, Gulfstream Park hosts the Holy Bull Stakes and Santa Anita Park hosts the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. Both preps offer qualifying points for the 147th Derby on May 1 to the top four finishers on a 10-4-2-1 scale.

The Holy Bull and the Robert B. Lewis will both be televised on TVG as part of their usual coast-to-coast coverage.

The popular NYRA-produced “America’s Day at the Races” program is back in full swing, slated to broadcast races from Aqueduct, Oaklawn Park, and other tracks. Presented by America’s Best Racing and Claiborne Farm, the show will run on FS1 and FS2 Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday, Jan. 31.

In addition to the racing coverage, the 50th annual Eclipse Awards will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28. The event will be a virtual affair due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, anchored by NBC Sports' Kenny Rice. Presented by Spendthrift Farm, the Eclipse Awards will be broadcast live on TVG and RTN starting at 8 p.m. ET. It will also be available for live streaming on the following outlets: America's Best Racing's Facebook Page and Twitter feed, NTRA.com, XBTV's Facebook page, DRF.com, Bloodhorse.com, ThoroughbredDailyNews.com, Equibase.com, Breeders' Cup's Facebook page and YouTube channel, MyRacehorse's Facebook page and YouTube channel, and TOBA.org.

America’s Best Racing presents a live streaming show on Saturday to kick off our Road to the Derby series for 2021. Hosted by Dan Tordjman, Matt Bernier and Ren Carothers, the first installment of “Santa Anita: Road to the Derby” focuses on the Robert B. Lewis Stakes and other action from The Great Race Place. The show will start at 6 p.m. ET and can be viewed on ABR's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels as well as Santa Anita's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

The new “Always Be Racing” live streaming show scheduled returns this Friday, Jan. 29, during Happy Hour. 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 television, live streaming and radio coverage for the upcoming weekend.

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

Jan. 28

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Jan. 28

50th annual Eclipse Awards

8 p.m.

TVG

Jan. 29

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Jan. 29

"Always Be Racing"

4 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Jan. 30

"America's Day at the Races"

1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. on FS2; 4 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on FS1; 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on FS2

FS1 and FS2

Jan. 30

"Santa Anita: Road to the Derby"

6 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Jan. 30

Live coverage of horse racing including the Holy Bull Stakes and the Robert B. Lewis Stakes

post time varies

TVG

Jan. 31

"America's Day at the Races"

2 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

Jan. 31

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Jan. 28 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Jan. 28 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Jan. 28 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Jan. 29 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Jan. 29 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Jan. 29 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Jan. 30 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Jan. 30 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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