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America’s Day at the Races set to return on Saturday

by Jim Reisler



The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the return of America's Day at the Races on Saturday, January 16, in what will be the first of 22 days of the acclaimed national horse racing telecast to air throughout January, February and March on FOX Sports.

Produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, America's Day at the Races will return Saturday on FS1 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will feature live racing from Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, including two stakes, the Grade 3, $200,000 Lecomte for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on the dirt and the $150,000 Silverbulletday for 3-year-old fillies at 1 mile, 70 yards on the dirt.

Both stakes also have implications for major races this May. The Lecomte is a Kentucky Derby qualifier, offering 10-4-2-1 points to the top-four finishers, while the Silverbulletday is a Kentucky Oaks qualifier, offering 10-4-2-1 points to the top-four finishers.

Racing fans and horseplayers can also look forward to five more telecasts of America’s Day at the Races in January, along with 16 broadcasts scheduled for February and March.

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 Bay Downs and others.

America’s Day at the Races
January, 2021
(All times Eastern)

  • Saturday, January 16: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. (FS1);
  • Friday, Jan. 22: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. (FS2);
  • Saturday, Jan. 23: 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. (FS2);
  • Sunday, Jan. 24: 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. on FS2 & 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on FS1);
  • Saturday, Jan. 30: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. on FS2, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. on FS1 & 6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. on FS2); and,
  • Sunday, Jan. 31: 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. (FS2)

America’s Day at the Races
February, 2021
(All times Eastern)

  • Saturday, Feb. 6: 2 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (FS2);
  • Saturday, Feb. 13: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (FS2);
  • Sunday, Feb. 14: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. (FS2);
  • Monday, Feb. 15 (Presidents’ Day: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (FS2);
  • Saturday, Feb. 20: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. (FS2);
  • Sunday, Feb. 21: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. (FS2);
  • Saturday, Feb. 27: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. (FS2); and,
  • Sunday, Feb. 28: 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. (FS2)

America’s Day at the Races
March, 2021
(All times Eastern)

  • Saturday, Mar. 6: 4:30p.m. – 7 p.m. (FS2);
  • Sunday, Mar. 7: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. (FS2);
  • Saturday, Mar. 13: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. (FS2);
  • Sunday, Mar. 14: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (FS2);
  • Saturday, March 20; 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (FS2);
  • Sunday, March 21: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m. (FS2);
  • Saturday, March 27: 2:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (FS2); and,
  • Sunday, March 28: 1:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. (FS2).

NYRA will announce the complete spring schedule for America’s Day at the Races later in 2021.

NYRA and FOX Sports began their collaboration during the summer of 2016 with the launch of Saratoga Live airing on FS2. In November of 2018, NYRA and FOX Sports announced a new long-term television programming deal to make FOX Sports the year-round national television home for NYRA racing.

America's Day at the Races is also broadcast throughout the year on NYRA's YouTube channel, which boasts more than 63,000 subscribers. NYRA's YouTube channel hosts race replays, special features, America's Day at the Races replays and more.

NYRA Bets is the official online wagering platform of Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. Available to horseplayers nationwide, NYRA Bets is currently offering a $200 new member bonus in addition to a host of special weekly offers. The NYRA Bets app is available for download today on iOS and Android at www.NYRABets.com.

The winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack continues through Sunday, March 21. For the current broadcast schedule and additional programming information, visit NYRA.com.


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