Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage for March 4-8

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Horses race at picturesque Santa Anita Park. (Eclipse Sportswire)

The prep season for the 2021 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve is in full gear heading into March, and this upcoming Saturday, March 6, features three races offering qualifying points for Derby 147 at Aqueduct, Tampa Bay Downs and Santa Anita Park.

All three preps – the Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct, the Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs, and the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita Park – offer Derby points to the top four finishers on a 50-20-10-5 basis. One of racing’s most prestigious races for older horses, the Santa Anita Handicap, is also scheduled for March 6 at the Big Race Place.

Live broadcasts of the Gotham, Tampa Bay Derby and the San Felipe will anchor a one-hour “America’s Day at the Races” show Saturday on FS2 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. The show, presented by Claiborne Farm and America’s Best Racing, will also air in a five-hour broadcast Sunday, March 7, on FS2.

The San Felipe as well as the Big ‘Cap will be shown Saturday on TVG along with the Tampa Bay Derby and their usual full slate of racing from North America and abroad.

A busy week of live streaming shows from ABR is highlighted by the two-hour show “Santa Anita: Road to the Derby: San Felipe Stakes” on Saturday, March 6 starting at 5:30 p.m. ET. The show, hosted by Dan Tordjman, Bram Weinstein, and Matt Bernier, will focus on the San Felipe and Big ‘Cap and feature guest appearances by Gary Fenton of Little Red Feather Racing and the chair of the Thoroughbred Owners of California board of directors, broadcaster and analyst Ashley Mailloux, and Equibase handicapper Ellis Starr. It airs on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels as well as Santa Anita Park’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.

Thursday night, March 4, the popular “La Trifecta” program returns at at a new time of 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 5. 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.

ABR's “The Winner’s Circle” returns for its usual Monday timeslot of 11 a.m. ET with a show on March 8. 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 upcoming TV, live streaming, and radio coverage of horse racing.

TV/Live Streaming Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

March 4

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

March 4

"La Trifecta"

8 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

March 5

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

March 5

"Always Be Racing"

4 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

March 6

"America's Day at the Races"

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

March 6

"Santa Anita: Road to the Derby: San Felipe Stakes"

5:30 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

March 6

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

March 7

"America's Day at the Races"

2 p.m.-7 p.m.

FS2

March 7

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

March 8

"The Winners' Circle"

11 a.m.

Facebook and Twitter

March 8

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
March 4 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
March 4 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
March 4 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
March 5 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
March 5 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
March 5 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
March 6 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
March 6 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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