America's Day at the Races to broadcast stakes packed Columbus Day weekend at Belmont Park
by Pat McKenna
Jockey Club Gold Cup highlights 16+ hours of live tv coverage
America's Day at the Races, produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in partnership with FOX Sports, will provide live coverage of a lucrative Columbus Day Weekend at Belmont Park beginning Saturday, October 10 through Monday, October 12.
The 3-day holiday weekend will feature seven graded events, including four Grade 1 Breeders' Cup "Win & You're In" challenge races on Saturday led by the $250,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup, a 1 ¼-mile test offering a berth in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Classic.
In addition to the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup, Saturday's card is bolstered by the Grade 1, $250,000 Champagne at one-mile for 2-year-olds providing a spot in the starting gate for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. A loaded card also includes the Grade 1, $250,000 Flower Bowl at 10-furlongs for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up with a berth in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf on the line; the Grade 1, $250,000 Frizette, a one-turn mile for juvenile fillies offering a berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies; and the Grade 2, $150,000 Sands Point for sophomore fillies at one mile on the turf.
Sunday, October 11 is headlined by the Grade 3, $100,000 Futurity for 2-year-olds headed six furlongs on the turf with the victor earning a "Win and You're In" entry to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint. The day will also feature the Grade 3, $100,000 Matron for 2-year-old fillies going six furlongs on the turf.
Columbus Day Monday's card will feature nine races to close out the holiday weekend.
Broadcast schedule for Columbus Day Weekend on America's Day at the Races (all times Eastern):
Saturday, October 10
FS1: noon - 6 p.m.
MSG+: 12:30 - 6 p.m.
Sunday, October 11
FS2: 12:30 - 1 p.m. and 3 - 4 p.m.
FS1: 1 - 3 p.m. and 4 - 6 p.m.
MSG+: 12:30 - 6 p.m.
Monday, October 12
FS2: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
MSG+: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
America's Day at the Races is also broadcast on NYRA's YouTube channel, which boasts more than 57,000 subscribers. Fans can subscribe to NYRA's channel and set a reminder to watch the show on YouTube Live. NYRA's YouTube channel also hosts a number of race replays, special features, America's Day at the Races replays and more.
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Free Equibase-provided past performances are available for races that are part of the America's Day at the Races broadcast. For additional programming information, visit https://www.nyra.com/belmont/racing/tv-schedule.