Where to Watch/Listen: Memorial Day Weekend 2021

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Racing at Santa Anita Park. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Horse racing action kicks into high gear this coming weekend, capped with the first “Win and You’re In” automatic qualifier to the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Memorial Day, May 31.

The Shoemaker Mile Stakes at Santa Anita Park will offer the winner a berth in the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile set for Nov. 6 at Del Mar. The Shoemaker Mile anchors a Memorial Day card that also includes the Hollywood Gold Cup at Santa Anita for older dirt horses and the Gamely Stakes for fillies and mares on turf. All of these races will be televised on TVG as part of their comprehensive coverage of racing in North America and abroad.

Racing at Belmont Park and Churchill Downs will be featured on “America’s Day at the Races” on a five-day slate of shows starting Thursday and ending Monday with an extended show that includes the three stakes races mentioned above from Santa Anita. The NYRA-produced program presented by Claiborne Farm and America’s Best Racing will air on FS2 – check the below schedule for air times. 

Also, on Tuesday, June 1, FS2 will air the draw for the Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets in a special show from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The Belmont Stakes will be held on June 5 and is expected do draw a field including Preakness Stakes winner Rombauer and several runners from the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve.

This week’s live streaming coverage is headlined by America’s Best Racing’s “Santa Anita: Road to the Breeders' Cup Live!” show on Monday, May 31. The Memorial Day coverage will be hosted by Dan Tordjman (ABR), Ren Carothers (Breeders' Cup Future Stars Friday) and Matt Bernier (NBC Sports).

“Santa Anita: Road to the Breeders' Cup Live!” is an immersive second-screen experience where viewers can enjoy all of the action from Santa Anita Park (no matter where you are) and interact in real-time with the show hosts and special guests. It has a start time of 8 p.m. ET and will air on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels and also on Santa Anita's Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

In advance of Memorial Day weekend, ABR's “Always Be Racing” show returns this Friday, May 28. 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” also returns for its usual Monday timeslot of 11 a.m. ET with a Memorial Day show on May 31. Presented by NYRA and NYRA Bets and hosted by Bram Weinstein and Dan Tordjman, “The Winner’s Circle” will look ahead to the big Memorial Day card at Santa Anita and also preview the Belmont Stakes. “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” 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

May 27

"America's Day at the Races"

5 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

FS2

May 27

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 28

"America's Day at the Races"

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

FS2

May 28

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 28

"Always Be Racing"

3 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter

May 29

"America's Day at the Races"

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

FS2

May 29

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 30

"America's Day at the Races"

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

FS2

May 30

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 31

"The Winner's Circle"

11 a.m.

Facebook and Twitter

May 31

"America's Day at the Races"

12:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

FS2

May 31

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 31

"Santa Anita: Road to the Breeders' Cup Live!"

7 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter

June 1

"America's Day at the Races" - Belmont Stakes Draw

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

FS2

June 1

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
May 27 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
May 27 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
May 27 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
May 28 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
May 28 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
May 28 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
May 28 Inside Churchill Downs 6 p.m. ESPN 680/105.7
May 29 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
May 29 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM
May 31 Thoroughbred Post with Les Salzman 5 p.m. www.WEQSN.com

Note: All times listed are Eastern

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