Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage for Oct. 14-18

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Horses break from the starting gate in the 2021 Keeneland Turf Mile Stakes on Oct. 9. (Eclipse Sportswire)

The scheduled “Win and You’re In” races for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships are almost completed, and now preparations for the two-day event Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar are in full swing as owners and trainers make plans to send their contenders to sunny Southern California. In the meantime, top-class racing still continues across North America, with big races scheduled for the upcoming weekend at Woodbine and Keeneland.

Sunday, Oct. 16 at Woodbine, top-level turf fillies and mares ages 3 and older will convene in the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes. One day earlier at Keeneland, 3-year-old grass fillies square off in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes Presented by Dixiana. Both of these races, as well as all other races carded at Woodbine and Keeneland, will be broadcast live on TVG.

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

In addition to the Belmont Park coverage, Fox Sports will broadcast races from British Champions Day on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Ascot Racecourse. The Champions Day card includes two races that just this week were designated as “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships three weeks later. The QIPCO Champions Stakes is an automatic qualifier for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf, and the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO offers a fees-paid berth to the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. The broadcast will air Saturday morning from 8 a.m. ET to 11:30 a.m. ET on FS2.

To headline live streaming coverage, on Sunday, Oct. 16, ABR presents a “Woodbine LIVE!” show covering the E.P.  Taylor Stakes and the Grade 2 Nearctic Stakes. This show will be hosted by Dan Tordjman, Jessica Paquette, Ellis Starr, and Sheri Riddoch. The start time for Sunday's “Woodbine LIVE!” will announced soon. It will stream on America's Best Racing’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

In addition to the Woodbine-focused live streaming coverage, a new edition of “La Trifecta” will air Thursday, Oct. 14, 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.

“Always Be Racing” returns for a new show on Friday, Oct. 15. 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.

The next edition of ABR's “The Winner’s Circle” will air on Monday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. ET. Presented by NYRA and NYRA Bets and hosted by Bram Weinstein and Dan Tordjman, “The Winner’s Circle” will wrap up the weekend action in horse racing and elsewhere in the sports world. “The Winner’s Circle” can be viewed on ABR’s Facebook and Twitter channels and Bram Weinstein’s Twitter channel. Archived episodes of “The Winner’s Circle” are 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

Oct. 14

"America's Day at the Races"

12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

FS2

Oct. 14

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Oct. 15

"America's Day at the Races"

12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

FS2

Oct. 15

"Always Be Racing"

3 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter

Oct. 15

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Oct. 16

Coverage of British Champions Day

8 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

FS2

Oct. 16

"America's Day at the Races"

12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

FS2

Oct. 16

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Oct. 17

"America's Day at the Races"

12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

FS2

Oct. 17

"Woodbine LIVE!"

TBA

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Oct. 17

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Oct. 18

"The Winner's Circle"

11 a.m.

Facebook and Twitter

Oct. 18

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Oct. 14 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 14 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 14 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 15 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 15 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 15 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 16 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Oct. 16 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM
Oct. 18 Thoroughbred Post with Les Salzman 5 p.m. www.WEQSN.com

Note: All times listed are Eastern

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