Where to Watch/Listen: Pegasus World Cup Week 2021

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Horses race in the 2020 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Turf. (Eclipse Sportswire)

After a brief holiday season lull, top-level horse racing kicks back into high gear this week with the stakes-packed Pegasus World Cup Invitational card Saturday, Jan. 23 at Gulfstream Park. The day features seven graded stakes, highlighted by the $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, both Grade 1 races.

Both the Pegasus World Cup and the Pegasus World Cup Turf will be televised by NBC in a broadcast from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Saturday. Ahmed Fareed hosts Saturday’s coverage from NBC Sports Group’s International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Conn., alongside analyst Randy Moss. Hall of Fame jockey and analyst Jerry Bailey will join the broadcast remotely from his home in Florida, and reporters Britney Eurton and Matt Bernier will report on-site from Gulfstream Park. 

The broadcast will also showcase the Pegasus “blue” carpet, and celebrity and live entertainment event elements from Gulfstream Park. The show will feature a special performance by musician Aloe Blacc, and local singer and America’s Got Talent semifinalist Yoli Mayor will sing the National Anthem.

A highlight of Saturday's coverage on NBC and also of Gulfstream's live streaming coverage is the debut of the JockeyCam Live Stream Experience. Leading contenders for the Pegasus World Cup and Pegasus World Cup Turf will be outfitted with helmet cams that will be live streamed across the Pegasus World Cup social channels on a special Pegasus World Cup Facebook Live show produced by XBTV beginning at 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday. 

Undercard racing on Pegasus World Cup day will be televised on TVG along with racing from Santa Anita Park and other tracks as part of its everyday coast-to-coast coverage.

In addition to the Pegasus World Cup coverage, NYRA-produced “America’s Day at the Races” resumes its regular weekend schedule on Jan. 22. Presented in 2021 by America’s Best Racing and Claiborne Farm, the show on FS1 and FS2 will feature racing from Aqueduct, Oaklawn Park, Fair Grounds, and Tampa Bay Downs in the coming weeks.  

The Smarty Jones Stakes, a qualifying points prep for the 2021 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, highlights Oaklawn's opening-day card on Friday. It will be televised on TVG and NYRA's YouTube channel as well as the Fox Sports app, and has a scheduled post time of 5:11 p.m. ET. 

Live streaming shows also pick up this week, starting with the 2021 premiere of the popular “La Trifecta” program on Thursday, Jan. 21, at 7 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.

On Friday, Jan. 22, ABR premieres “Always Be Racing,” a new live streaming show scheduled every Friday at Happy Hour hosted by BlackJack Fletcher. The show airs for one hour starting at 4 p.m. ET and this week’s featured track is Oaklawn Park and its opening-day card. BlackJack will be joined by handicapper Chase Sessoms, aka “The Wolf of Oaklawn,” and other guests. “Always Be Racing” also airs on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels as well as BlackJack Fletcher's Twitter account.

Here’s a rundown of television, live streaming and radio coverage for the upcoming weekend.

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

Jan. 21

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Jan. 21

"La Trifecta"

7 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Jan. 22

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-5 p.m. on FS2, 5 p.m.-6 p.m. on YouTube and Fox Sports App

FS2 and YouTube

Jan. 22

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Jan. 22

"Always Be Racing"

4 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Jan. 23

"America's Day at the Races"

1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. on FS1; 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on FS2

FS1 and FS2

Jan. 23

Broadcast of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational and the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational

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

NBC

Jan. 23

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Jan. 24

"America's Day at the Races"

2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. on FS2; 4 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on FS1

FS1 and FS2

Jan. 24

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Jan. 21 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Jan. 21 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Jan. 21 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Jan. 22 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Jan. 22 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Jan. 22 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Jan. 23 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Jan. 23 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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