Where to Watch/Listen During Arlington Million and Fourstardave Week 2019
Courtesy of America's Best Racing
The Road to the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships rolls on this week, heading up to a Saturday that features a "Win and You're In" prep at historic Saratoga Race Course and two automatic qualifiers at picturesque Arlington International Racecourse that highlight that track’s biggest race day of the year.
The 37th running of the Arlington Million Stakes will draw accomplished turf horses from North America and Europe to vie for the $1 million purse and an automatic berth to the Nov. 2 Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf. Arlington also will run the Beverly D. Stakes, which offers the winner a fees-paid berth to the Maker’s Mark Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf. At Saratoga on Saturday, the Fourstardave Handicap is a qualifier for the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile.
NBC Sports will broadcast the Fourstardave on Saturday as the showcase of an hour-long show from Saratoga. The show will air on NBC, running from 5 to 6 p.m. Eastern, and will include interviews and features with Fourstardave connections from NBC Sports’ horse racing team.
The Arlington Million Stakes and Beverly D. Stakes will be broadcast on TVG as part of their comprehensive coast-to-coast racing coverage, which also includes races from Saratoga and Del Mar.
Saratoga’s racing is the focus of the ongoing "Saratoga Live" program produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports, which began on July 11 and runs through Labor Day. "Saratoga Live," which is presented by America's Best Racing, Runhappy, and Claiborne Farm, will air each day of the Saratoga meet on FS2 and on various regional channels. On Aug. 10, the broadcast airs on FS2 from 2:30-5 p.m. Eastern and then resumes after NBC's coverage to air from 6-7:30 p.m. The Arlington Million will be televised during this later bloc of "Saratoga Live" with a scheduled post time of 7:15 p.m. Eastern.
A highlight of the week’s radio coverage is “The Winner’s Circle” podcast presented The Stronach Group. The upcoming podcast airs Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. Eastern on SB Nation Radio (subscribe and access past episodes via Apple Podcasts here) and is hosted by Bram Weinstein, with racing analysis from retired Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens. The featured guests for the Aug. 10 podcast are Thoroughbred owner Jaime Roth of LNJ Foxwoods and TVG analyst Mike Joyce.
Here’s a guide to television and radio horse racing coverage during the upcoming week heading into an important Breeders' Cup prep Saturday at Arlington and Saratoga:
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