Where to Watch/Listen: New Year's Weekend 2022

Events / Travel
Horses break from the starting gate on Santa Anita’s opening-day Dec. 26, 2021, card. (Eclipse Sportswire)

The North American horse racing calendar turns over this Saturday, and horsemen, fans, and gamblers alike are all anticipating a 2022 that’s full of great racing, big scores, and more than anything else, a sense of normalcy resembling this time a couple of years ago… which will mean we’ve left the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic behind.

New Year’s Day promises to be a truly exceptional opening salvo, with a slate of top-notch racing at venues coast to coast. The Jan. 1 Saturday action is highlighted by three qualifying points races for the 2022 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve: the Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct; the Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park; and the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Each race offers Derby points to the top four finishers on a 10-4-2-1 basis.

Racing at Aqueduct and Oaklawn Park will be featured on the NYRA-produced “America’s Day at the Races” show presented by America’s Best Racing from Friday to Sunday on FS2 and FS1 – check the below schedule for air times.

Racing at Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park and other tracks in North America and abroad will be showcased on TVG as part of that channel’s comprehensive package.

Here's a rundown of television and radio coverage for the upcoming week:

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

Dec. 30

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Dec. 31

"America's Day at the Races"

2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

FS2

Dec. 31

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Jan. 1

"America's Day at the Races"

2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS1

Jan. 1

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Jan. 2

"America's Day at the Races"

2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

FS1

Jan. 2

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Dec. 30 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Dec. 30 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Dec. 30 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Dec. 31 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Dec. 31 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Dec. 31 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Dec. 31 Kentucky Racing Spotlight Presented by Kentucky HPBA 6 p.m. ESPN 680/105.7
Jan. 1 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Jan. 1 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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