America's Day At the Races

Gulfstream, NYRA TV Host Acacia Courtney Joins Writers' Room

With the fifth running of the $3-million GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. on the horizon, Gulfstream television host Acacia Courtney joined the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland Wednesday morning. Calling in via Zoom as the Green Group Guest of the Week, Courtney talked about the significance of her and her colleagues' work on the New York Racing Association's "America's Day at the Races" broadcast that shined while other sports were on hold due to the pandemic last spring, how she thinks racing can better market itself and more....

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America's Day at the Race Returns Saturday

America's Day at the Races returns Saturday in what will be the first of 22 days of the telecast to air throughout January, February and March on FOX Sports. It will air on FS1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature live racing from Fair Grounds, including the GIII Lecomte S. and Silverbulletday S. Presented in 2021 by America's Best Racing and Claiborne Farm, the telecasts will feature live racing from the Aqueduct winter meet as well as partner tracks, including Fair Grounds Race Course, Oaklawn Park, Tampa...

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NYRA's Expanded TV Coverage Seen as Reason for Healthy Handle Numbers

Because of the coronavirus and the resulting cancellations, comparing 2020 handle numbers to 2019 numbers is an inexact science. But something clearly has gone right for NYRA this year. Entering December, the daily average all-sources handle number for NYRA races was $11,829,355, a 19.6% increase from this time last year when an average of $9,894,226 had been pushed through the windows. For the year overall, NYRA's all-sources handle is down 14.2%, a modest decrease when considering that the amount of races offered has dropped by 25.1%. That the increase in...

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America's Day at the Races Returns Thursday

America's Day at the Races returns this week on FOX Sports and MSG Networks to provide coverage and analysis of racing from Belmont Park, Churchill Downs and Delaware Park, the New York Racing Association announced Wednesday. After a summer hiatus, the show resumes Thursday with live racing from Churchill Downs and Delaware Park, before transitioning Friday-opening day of the 27-day Belmont Park fall meet--for complete coverage of this weekend's live racing from Belmont Park and Churchill Downs. Produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, the acclaimed national telecast airs...

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America's Day at the Races to Air Belmont Day Coverage

For the first time since it kicked off in 2016, America's Day at the Races will air Saturday's Belmont Day coverage, headlined by the 152nd running of the GI Belmont S. Coverage on FOX Sports begins at 11:30 a.m. EST. The telecast, produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, will air through Sunday, with more than 20 hours of total coverage. FOX Sports will offer 4 ½-hours of live coverage, which will sandwich NBC's live broadcast of Belmont Stakes Day from 2:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. EST.

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America's Day at the Races to Air Churchill Meet on FS1

America's Day at the Races, produced by the New York Racing Association Inc. in partnership with FOX Sports, will be the exclusive broadcast platform of the 26-day Churchill Downs spring meet, which continues through June 27. The coverage, which will air this week on FS1/FS2 from Thursday through Monday, will offer 30 hours of coverage from Churchill Downs and Tampa Bay Downs. America's Day at the Races also returns to NYRA's regional platform, MSG+. Saturday's programming will also include Talking Horses, hosted by Andy Serling, with a special half-hour edition...

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America's Day At The Races To Continue to be Broadcast on FS1

Produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, America's Day at the Races will air on FS1/FS2 Saturday and Sunday for a combined 11 hours of national television coverage. On Saturday, it will air on FS1 from 1:30 to 6 p.m. and then will move to FS2 from 6 to 7 p.m. On Sunday, coverage begins on FS2 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., moves to FS1 from 2:30 to 6 p.m. and returns to FS2 from 6 to 7 p.m. With racing at Aqueduct Racetrack currently suspended due to the...

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NYRA Offers Expanded Weekend TV Coverage

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will offer an expanded weekend broadcast schedule for America's Day at the Races, presented by Runhappy, Claiborne Farm and America's Best Racing. Produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, America's Day at the Races will air Friday from 1:30-3:00 p.m. EST on FS2 and 3:00-6:30 p.m. EST on FS1. Saturday and Sunday's coverage will air on FS1 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. The 15-hours of weekend coverage will include stakes action and live racing from Aqueduct Racetrack, Oaklawn Park, and Tampa Bay Downs. "During...

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America's Day at the Races Returns to FS2
America's Day at the Races Returns to FS2

America's Day at the Races, presented by America's Best Racing, Runhappy and Claiborne Farm and produced by NYRA, returns to FS2 Feb. 8 with a 3 1/2-hour show from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It will cover live stakes action from Aqueduct, Oaklawn, Santa Anita and four stakes from Tampa Bay, including the GIII Sam F. Davis S. Other featured races include the Jimmy Winkfield S. at Aqueduct, the King Cotton S. at Oaklawn and the GII Las Virgenes S. America's Day at the Races will air on most Saturdays...

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