Where to Watch/Listen: Keeneland Fall Stars Weekend 2021

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Fans at a packed Keeneland Race Course watch the start of the 2017 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity. (Eclipse Sportswire)

The Road to the 2021 Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar wraps up with a spectacular final weekend-plus of racing, featuring a total of 12 “Win and You’re In” qualifying prep races for the World Championships – 10 of them held at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., and two more at Belmont Park.

Nine of the Keeneland races are part of its action-packed Fall Stars opening weekend, with two held on Friday, four on Saturday, and three more on Sunday. One more – the final Challenge Series race – will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 13.

NBC Sports will provide extensive coverage of racing at Keeneland throughout Fall Stars weekend and on the following Wednesday. On Friday, Oct. 8, the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (a prep for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies) and the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (Breeders’ Cup Sprint) will be shown on NBCSN during broadcast from 4 to 5 p.m. ET. NBCSN will also air a one-hour program on Saturday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 6 p.m. ET featuring the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance) and the Keeneland Turf Mile Stakes (a prep for the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile Presented by PDJF).

On Sunday, Oct. 10, NBCSN’s show runs from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. and will broadcast the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff), the Castle & Key Bourbon Stakes (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf), and the Indian Summer Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint). And on Wednesday, Oct. 13, NBCSN will show the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf) during a program from 4 to 5 p.m. ET.

Racing from Belmont Park, which holds two “Win and You’re In” preps over the weekend, will air on America’s Day at the Races.” The program, produced by NYRA and presented by America’s Best Racing, runs from Thursday to Sunday this week on FS2 and FS1 – check the below schedule for air times.

In addition to the NBC Sports coverage, each race at Keeneland will air live on TVG throughout its fall meet as part of their comprehensive coverage that also features Santa Anita Park and other tracks.

This week’s live streaming coverage is highlighted by a new collaboration between Keeneland, DRF en Espanol, and the “Breeders’ Cup en VIVO!” team from America’s Best Racing and Breeders’ Cup. “Breeders’ Cup en VIVO!,” hosted by Darwin Vizcaya, Claudia Spadaro, Annise Montplaisir, Roberto Rodriguez, and Emmanuel Aguilar, will produce two live streaming shows that will be integrated within a longer live stream produced by Keeneland and DRF en Espanol.

“Breeders’ Cup en VIVO!” will air at 3:45 p.m. ET Saturday, Oct. 9, and will cover the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, the First Lady Stakes Presented by UK Healthcare (a prep for the Maker’s Breeders’ Cup Mark Filly and Mare Turf), the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity, and the Keeneland Turf Mile. On Sunday, Oct. 10, “Breeders’ Cup en VIVO!” will begin at 4:45 p.m. ET and feature the Castle & Key Bourbon Stakes and the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes.

Keeneland’s en Espanol coverage through Fall Stars weekend starts at 10 a.m. ET Friday with “Keeneland Hoy!,” a 45-minute preview show that will also air on Saturday and Sunday. Full-card coverage en Espanol begins on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 12:45 p.m. ET with live race calls, analysis, and interviews en Espanol. The coverage will switch to “Breeders’ Cup en VIVO!” on Saturday and Sunday at the above-specified times.

“Breeders’ Cup en VIVO!” will be available on both days via ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels and Breeders’ Cup’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels. Keeneland and DRF en Espanol’s livestream will be available on Keeneland’s YouTube channel, Daily Racing Form’s en Espanol YouTube channel, on Keeneland’s website, and on Daily Racing Form’s website.

Also this week, “Always Be Racing” returns for a new show on Friday, Oct. 8, Keeneland's opening day. 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. 11 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. 7

"America's Day at the Races"

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

FS2

Oct. 7

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Oct. 8

"Keeneland Hoy!"

10 a.m.

Keeneland.com, DRF en Espanol, and YouTube

Oct. 8

Full card coverage of Keeneland's meet en Espanol

12:30 p.m.

Keeneland.com, DRF en Espanol, and YouTube

Oct. 8

"America's Day at the Races"

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

FS2

Oct. 8

"Always Be Racing"

3 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter

Oct. 8

Broadcast of the Darley Alcibiades Stakes and the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBCSN

Oct. 8

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Oct. 9

"Keeneland Hoy!"

10 a.m.

Keeneland.com, DRF en Espanol, and YouTube

Oct. 9

Full card coverage of Keeneland's meet en Espanol

12:30 p.m.

Keeneland.com, DRF en Espanol, and YouTube

Oct. 9

"America's Day at the Races"

12:30 p.m.-4 p.m.

FS2

Oct. 9

"Breeders' Cup en VIVO!"

3:45 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Oct. 9

Broadcast of the Keeneland Turf Mile and the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBCSN

Oct. 9

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Oct. 10

"Keeneland Hoy!"

10 a.m.

Keeneland.com, DRF en Espanol, and YouTube

Oct. 10

Full card coverage of Keeneland's meet en Espanol

12:30 p.m.

Keeneland.com, DRF en Espanol, and YouTube

Oct. 10

"America's Day at the Races"

12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. on FS2, 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. on FS1; 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on FS2

FS2 and FS1

Oct. 10

Broadcast of the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes, the Castle & Key Bourbon Stakes, and the Indian Summer Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select

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

NBCSN

Oct. 10

"Breeders' Cup en VIVO!"

4:45 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Oct. 10

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Oct. 11

"The Winner's Circle"

11 a.m.

Facebook and Twitter

Oct. 11

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Oct. 12

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Oct. 13

Broadcast of the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes

4 p.m.-5 p.m.

NBCSN

Oct. 13

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Oct. 7 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 7 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 7 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 8 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 8 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 8 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 9 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Oct. 9 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM
Oct. 11 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 12 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 13 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 13 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 13 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN

Note: All times listed are Eastern

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