Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage for Sept. 16-20

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Fans enjoy attending the races on Woodbine Mile day 2017. (Eclipse Sportswire)

The Road to the Breeders’ Cup is in full swing during mid-September, and the action this week spans national boundaries as “Win and You’re In” preps will be held at two racetracks in the U.S. and one in Canada.

Woodbine in Toronto holds one of its biggest weekends of racing Saturday, Sept. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 19, anchored by Saturday’s $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes. That race is a Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile Presented by PDJF at Del Mar on Nov. 6. Sunday at Woodbine, the Natalma Stakes and the Summer Stakes offer fees-paid berths to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, respectively. Those two Breeders’ Cup races are scheduled for Nov. 5 at Del Mar as part of Future Stars Friday.

Churchill Downs will also hold two Challenge Series races for juveniles during an evening card on Saturday. The Iroquois Stakes is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, and the Pocahontas Stakes is a qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Finally, Belmont Park hosts the second running of the Jockey Club Derby Invitational Stakes on Saturday. That race for 3-year-olds on turf is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf.

The Woodbine Mile on Saturday and the Natalma Stakes and Summer Stakes on Sunday will be shown live on NBCSN as part of NBC Sports’ Breeders Cup Challenge Series Presented by America’s Best Racing. Check the below schedule for air times.

After a week’s hiatus, NYRA’s horse racing shows on Fox Sports resume Thursday, Sept. 16, with the kickoff of the fall calendar for America’s Day at the Races.” The program, presented by America’s Best Racing, will debut with opening-day coverage of Belmont Park’s fall meet and Churchill Downs’ September meet. America’s Day at the Races runs from Thursday to Sunday this week on FS2 and FS1 – check the below schedule for air times.

Additionally, TVG will broadcast racing from tracks around North America (including Woodbine) this week as part of its usual coverage.

To kickoff the week in live streaming, “Always Be Racing” returns for a new show on Friday, Sept. 17. 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.

On Saturday, ABR presents a “Breeders’ Cup LIVE!” show covering the Ricoh Woodbine Mile as well as other stakes races. This show will be hosted by Dan TordjmanJessica Paquette, Mike Somich, and J.D. Fox. The start time for Saturday’s “Breeders’ Cup LIVE!” is 5 p.m. ET. It will be live streamed on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages.

That’s only the first of three Breeders’ Cup live streaming shows scheduled for Woodbine’s big weekend. On Sunday, the second “Breeders’ Cup en VIVO!” will present coverage of the Natalma Stakes and Summer Stakes en Espanol. It’s hosted by ABR’s “La Trifecta” team of Darwin Vizcaya, Claudia Spadaro, and Annise Montplaisir plus other personalities. “Breeders’ up en VIVO!” airs on Breeders’ Cup’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages with a start time of 4:30 p.m. ET.

Also on Sunday, ABR presents a second “Breeders’ Cup LIVE!” show focusing on the two “Win and You’re In” stakes at Woodbine. Sunday’s show will be hosted by Dan Tordjman, Ren Carothers, and Ellis Starr. The start time for this “Breeders’ Cup LIVE!” is 4:30 p.m. ET, and it will be live streamed on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages.

The next edition of ABR's “The Winner’s Circle” will air on Monday, Sept. 20 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

Sept. 16

"America's Day at the Races"

2 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

FS2

Sept. 16

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Sept. 17

"America's Day at the Races"

12:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

Sept. 17

"Always Be Racing"

3 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter

Sept. 17

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Sept. 18

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

FS2

Sept. 18

"Breeders' Cup LIVE!"

5 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Sept. 18

Broadcast of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile

5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

NBCSN

Sept. 18

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Sept. 19

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-2 p.m. on FS2, 2 p.m.-6 p.m. on FS1

FS2 and FS1

Sept. 19

"Breeders' Cup en VIVO!"

4:30 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Sept. 19

"Breeders' Cup LIVE!"

4:30 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Sept. 19

Broadcast of the Natalma Stakes and Summer Stakes

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBCSN

Sept. 19

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Sept. 20

"The Winner's Circle"

11 a.m.

Facebook and Twitter

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Sept. 16 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Sept. 16 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 16 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 17 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Sept. 17 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 17 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Sept. 18 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Sept. 18 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM
Sept. 20 Thoroughbred Post with Les Salzman 5 p.m. www.WEQSN.com

Note: All times listed are Eastern

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