Where to Watch/Listen During 2019 Stephen Foster Handicap Week
Courtesy of America's Best Racing
With another exciting Triple Crown season in the books following last Saturday's Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets, the prep season for this fall's Breeders’ Cup World Championships is primed to take center stage among horse racing fans, with one or more "Win and You're In" Challenge Series races scheduled for most weekends up until the 36th Breeders’ Cup is held at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1-2.
Many of these prep races will be televised by NBC Sports – including two scheduled for this Saturday, June 15, under Churchill Downs’ iconic twin spires. The Fleur de Lis Handicap Presented by Budweiser (a qualifier for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff) and the Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by GE Appliances (a qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Classic) will be televised on NBCSN from 8:30-10 p.m. Eastern as part of NBC Sports’ "Win and You're In" schedule.
NBC’s broadcast team from Churchill Downs will include analysts Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey along with reporters Donna Barton Brothers and Britney Eurton and handicapper Matt Bernier.
In addition to the broadcast on NBCSN, all Churchill Downs races including the Stephen Foster and Fleur de Lis will air on TVG, which will provide on-track updates throughout the "Downs after Dark" evening racecard.
A highlight of the week’s radio coverage is “The Winner’s Circle” podcast presented The Stronach Group. The upcoming podcast airs June 15 at 10 a.m. Eastern on iTunes Podcasts (subscribe and access past episodes here) and is hosted by Bram Weinstein, with racing analysis from retired Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens. The scheduled featured guests are retired jockey and current Thoroughbred aftercare advocate Rosie Napravnik and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
Here’s a guide to television and radio horse racing coverage during Stephen Foster week:
For more coverage of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series, head over to americasbestracing.net
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