Where to Watch/Listen: Horse Racing Coverage Aug. 17-21

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Horses race in the 2021 Queen’s Plate at Woodbine, with eventual winner Safe Conduct (center, blue and yellow jockey silks) leading the way. (Michael Burns/Woodbine)

The upcoming weekend on the horse racing calendar is absent any Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” preps – a rare occurrence this season and into early fall – but still is populated by several major stakes, highlighted by the Alabama Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga, the Del Mar Oaks for 3-year-old turf fillies at Del Mar, and the Queen’s Plate, the first leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, for Canada-bred 3-year-olds at Woodbine.

Sunday’s 163rd Queen’s Plate, plus five other stakes races at Woodbine from Aug. 20-21, will be shown live on TVG along with the Del Mar Oaks and all other races at Del Mar plus action from Gulfstream Park, Monmouth Park, Ellis Park, and other tracks.

The Alabama Stakes and other races from Saratoga will be shown on “Saratoga Live.” The NYRA-produced show airs from Wednesday to Sunday this week on FS2 and FS1 – check the below schedule for air times.

Horse racing from tracks around the world is available to subscribers on Racetrack Television Network (RTN), which can be livestreamed on all devices (computer, tablet and smartphone) and on TV via DISH Network, Amazon Fire and Roku.

For livestreaming content, ABR presents the latest in its series focusing on Woodbine, and this installment on Sunday, Aug. 21, will focus on the first jewel of Canada’s Triple Crown. “Queen’s Plate Pre-Game LIVE!” will be hosted by Dan Tordjman, Dawn Lupul, and J.D. Fox and feature a variety of guests including handicappers and racing personalities. “Queen’s Plate Pre-Game LIVE!” airs on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels as well as Woodbine’s Facebook and Twitter channels, with a start time of 4 p.m. ET.

In addition, “Saratoga Saturdays” returns Saturday at 9 a.m. ET. Presented by NYRA Bets, the show is hosted by Jonathon Kinchen and Anita Marks and will preview the Alabama Stakes and other races from the Aug. 20 card at the Spa. “Saratoga Saturdays” runs each Saturday through Sept. 3 and is available on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels as well as Jonathon’s Twitter account and Anita’s Twitter account.

Finally, the popular “La Trifecta” returns Thursday evening at 8 p.m. ET. 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 rundown of TV, livestreaming, and radio coverage for the week.

TV and Livestream Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

Aug. 17

"Saratoga Live"

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

FS2

Aug. 17

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Aug. 17

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Aug. 18

"Saratoga Live"

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

FS2

Aug. 18

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Aug. 18

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Aug. 18

"La Trifecta"

8 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Aug. 19

"Saratoga Live"

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

FS2

Aug. 19

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Aug. 19

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Aug. 20

"Saratoga Saturdays"

9 a.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Aug. 20

"Saratoga Live" including the Alabama Stakes

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

FS2

Aug. 20

Live coverage of horse racing including the Del Mar Oaks

post time varies

TVG

Aug. 20

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Aug. 21

"Saratoga Live"

1 p.m.-3 p.m. on FS2, 3 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on FS1, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. on FS2

FS2 and FS1

Aug. 21

"Queen’s Plate Pre-Game LIVE!"

4 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Aug. 21

Live coverage of horse racing including the Queen's Plate

post time varies

TVG

Aug. 21

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Aug. 17 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Aug. 17 Kentucky Downs Preview Day Radio Show 12 p.m.-6 p.m. ESPN 680AM/105.7FM
Aug. 17 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 18 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Aug. 18 RaceDay on HRRN 4 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 18 Brisnet Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 19 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Aug. 19 Betting with Bobby Presented by Caesars Racebook 4 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 19 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 20 Equine Forum Presented by TwinSpires 8 a.m. HRRN
Aug. 20 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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