Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage for April 27-May 1

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Fans enjoy the surroundings on opening night of Churchill Downs' spring meet in 2014. (Eclipse Sportswire)

The 2022 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve is 11 days away, and media coverage of preparations for North America’s signature race is ramping up. Whether you’re tuning in on TV, radio, or via computer or mobile device, a variety of shows are on the schedule offering race previews, features, handicapping tips, and other content leading up to the run for the roses.

Livestreaming of contenders training for the Kentucky Derby and the Longines Kentucky Oaks is already underway courtesy of Churchill Downs. The “Kentucky Derby Morning Works Presented by TwinSpires.com” started on April 25 and will air every morning from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. ET ending on Thursday, May 5. The show is hosted by Churchill Downs analyst and handicapper Joe Kristufek. Retired Kentucky Oaks-winning jockey Rosie Napravnik will join the broadcast on Friday, April 29, and Churchill Downs track announcer Travis Stone will be on the set April 27-28.

“Kentucky Derby Morning Works Presented by TwinSpires.com” is streamed live on KentuckyDerby.com/works and on several of the Kentucky Derby social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

On television, “America’s Day at the Races” will provide coverage of opening night at Churchill Downs on Saturday, April 30, as well as comprehensive coverage of Belmont Park’s spring meet, which begins Thursday, April 28. The NYRA-produced show will also show live racing from Oaklawn Park, and airs this week from Thursday to Sunday on FS2 – check the schedule below for air times.

TVG will broadcast live racing from Keeneland over the final three days of its spring meet ending Friday, April 29. The network will also show races daily from Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, Woodbine, and a host of other tracks as part of its usual package. TVG’s Keeneland coverage also includes “Today at Keeneland.” This 30-minute preview show is hosted by racing analysts Gabby Gaudet and Scott Hazelton, and it airs live at 11:30 a.m. ET every race day on TVG2, Keeneland.com, Keeneland Select, and Keeneland’s YouTube channel.

America’s Best Racing presents a loaded schedule of livestreaming shows over the next week and a half, highlighted this week by “Woodbine Live! Path to the Plate: Woodstock Stakes,” set for Sunday, May 1. The show will provide analysis leading up to the Woodstock Stakes at Woodbine, a prep race for Queen’s Plate (the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown scheduled for Aug. 21). ABR’s Dan Tordjman will host “Woodbine Live!” Sunday with guest appearances from Chase Sessoms, J.D. Fox and Jessica Paquette. The show has a tentative start time of 4 p.m. ET and can be viewed on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

On Wednesday, April 27, ABR’s show “Devine and the Dog” is back beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Hosted by racing analyst Megan Devine and horseplayer and raconteur Chase Sessoms, aka “The Wolf of Oaklawn,” “Devine and the Dog” can be streamed on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channelsas well as Megan’s Twitter channel and Chase’s Twitter channel.

The popular “La Trifecta” also returns this Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET for a new show. Presented en Español, “La Trifecta” is hosted by Darwin Vizcaya, Claudia Spadaro, and Annise Montplaisir. This week’s show will be broadcast on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels. 

Here’s a guide to TV, radio, and livestreaming coverage for the week:

TV and Livestreaming Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

April 27

“Kentucky Derby Morning Works Presented by TwinSpires.com”

7 a.m.-8 a.m.

KentuckyDerby.com

April 27

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

April 27

"Devine and the Dog"

6 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

April 27

"La Trifecta"

8 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

April 28

“Kentucky Derby Morning Works Presented by TwinSpires.com”

7 a.m.-8 a.m.

KentuckyDerby.com

April 28

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

FS2

April 28

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

April 29

“Kentucky Derby Morning Works Presented by TwinSpires.com”

7 a.m.-8 a.m.

KentuckyDerby.com

April 29

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS2

April 29

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

April 30

“Kentucky Derby Morning Works Presented by TwinSpires.com”

7 a.m.-8 a.m.

KentuckyDerby.com

April 30

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-11 p.m.

FS2

April 30

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 1

“Kentucky Derby Morning Works Presented by TwinSpires.com”

7 a.m.-8 a.m.

KentuckyDerby.com

May 1

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

May 1

"Woodbine Live! Path to the Plate: Woodstock Stakes"

4 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

May 1

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
April 27 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
April 27 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
April 28 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
April 28 Race Day on HRRN 4 p.m. HRRN
April 28 Brisnet Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
April 29 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
April 29 RaceDay on HRRN 4 p.m. HRRN
April 29 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
April 29 Inside Churchill Downs 6 p.m. ESPN 680/105.7
April 30 Equine Forum Presented by TwinSpires 8 a.m. HRRN
April 30 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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