Where to Watch/Listen: Whitney Stakes Week 2022

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Fans take in the surroundings at Saratoga on Whitney Stakes Day 2012. (Eclipse Sportswire)

A big weekend on the road to Breeders’ Cup 2022 is just days away, as Saratoga Race Course will host one of horse racing’s most prestigious events on Saturday, the Whitney Stakes. The Whitney, which will be run for the 95th time this year, is a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic, offering the winner a guaranteed berth in the Classic starting gate Nov. 5 at Keeneland Race Course.

The Whitney Stakes will be shown live on NBC during a broadcast from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET as part of that network’s Challenge Series schedule presented by America’s Best Racing.

Another stakes race Saturday is a “Win and You’re In” prep. The Clement L. Hirsch Stakes for fillies and mares at Del Mar offers an automatic bid to the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff. The Clement Hirsch will be televised on TVG as part of that network’s comprehensive Del Mar coverage.

Racing from Saratoga will be showcased on “Saratoga Live” from Wednesday to Sunday. Presented by America’s Best Racing and Claiborne Farm, the NYRA-produced airs on on FS2 and FS1 – check the below schedule for air times.

In addition to its Del Mar coverage, TVG will show live racing from other tracks including Gulfstream Park, Ellis Park, Laurel Park, Monmouth Park, Mountaineer Racetrack, and Woodbine this week.

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 coverage, “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 Aug. 6 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. (This Saturday, ABR's Dan Tordjman will be subbing for Anita Marks.)

Lastly, Darwin Vizcaya from “La Trifecta” will host a Spanish-language livestream Saturday morning on-site from Saratoga. “La Antesala del Whitney Stakes” will be co-hosted by Emanuel Aguilar and Carlos Martin and will be livestreamed at 8 a.m. ET 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. 3

"Saratoga Live"

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

FS2

Aug. 3

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Aug. 3

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Aug. 4

"Saratoga Live"

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

FS2

Aug. 4

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Aug. 4

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Aug. 5

"Saratoga Live"

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

FS2

Aug. 5

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Aug. 5

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Aug. 6

"La Antesala del Whitney Stakes"

8 a.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Aug. 6

"Saratoga Saturdays"

9 a.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

Aug. 6

"Saratoga Live"

12:30 p.m.-5 p.m. on FS2, 6 p.m.-7 p.m. on FS1

FS2 and FS1

Aug. 6

Broadcast of the Whitney Stakes

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBC

Aug. 6

Live coverage of horse racing including broadcast of the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

post time varies

TVG

Aug. 6

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Aug. 7

"Saratoga Live"

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

FS1 and FS2

Aug. 7

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Aug. 7

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

Racetrack Television Network

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Aug. 3 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Aug. 3 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 4 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Aug. 4 RaceDay on HRRN 4 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 4 Brisnet Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 5 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Aug. 5 Betting with Bobby Presented by Caesars Racebook 4 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 5 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Aug. 6 Equine Forum Presented by TwinSpires 8 a.m. HRRN
Aug. 6 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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