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

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Horses head from the paddock to the track at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. (Eclipse Sportswire)

The road to the 2021 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve stops at Fair Grounds for the third and final time on Saturday, March 20 as the New Orleans track winds down its 2020-21 meet with the $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby. The Louisiana Derby is the first prep for Derby 147 to offer a total of 170 qualifying points to the top four finishers, distributed on a 100-40-20-10 scale.

NBC Sports will broadcast the Louisiana Derby life to kick off its “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series for 2021. The show begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Post time for the Louisiana Derby is set for 6:44 p.m. ET.

Britney Eurton hosts Saturday’s coverage, alongside analysts Jerry Bailey, the Hall of Fame jockey who has twice won the Louisiana Derby, and Randy Moss.

Saturday’s coverage will include an interview with trainer Bob Baffert from his barn in Santa Anita Park as he prepares several top contenders for the Kentucky Derby. With a win in this year’s Derby, Baffert would earn his seventh career Kentucky Derby victory, breaking a tie with Ben Jones for the most ever by a trainer.

NBCSN will also present the Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks on Saturday, one of the major prep races on the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks.”

The Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds Oaks, and other races from Fair Grounds’ stakes-packed Saturday card will also be televised on TVG and TVG2 as part of that network's comprehensive daily coverage.

America’s Day at the Races,” presented by Claiborne Farm and America’s Best Racing, will air on FS1 and FS2 Sunday, March 21, showing races from Aqueduct, Oaklawn Park and other tracks. Check the below schedule for air times/channels.

To kick off the week's live streaming programs, on Thursday night, March 18, the popular “La Trifecta” show returns at 8 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.

ABR's “Always Be Racing” live streaming show returns this Friday, March 19. 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 March 22. Presented by NYRA and NYRA Bets and hosted by Bram Weinstein and Dan Tordjman, “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 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.

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

March 18

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

March 18

"La Trifecta"

8 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

March 19

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

March 19

"Always Be Racing"

3 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter

March 20

Live broadcast of the Louisiana Derby

6 p.m.-7 p.m.

NBCSN

March 20

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

March 21

"America's Day at the Races"

2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. on FS2, 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on FS1

FS1 and FS2

March 21

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

March 22

"The Winners' Circle"

11 a.m.

Facebook and Twitter

March 22

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

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