Where to Watch/Listen During Keeneland’s FallStars and Belmont’s Super Weekend
Courtesy America's Best Racing
The upcoming weekend winds down the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” roster of prep races with a fireworks display of crucial qualifying events. Keeneland and Belmont Park take center stage with a total of 13 prep races from Friday through Sunday, highlighted by historic races such as the Darley Alcibiades Stakes and Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland and the Jockey Club Gold Cup and Foxwoods Champagne Stakes at Belmont.
The entire list of preps is as follows:
Friday, Oct. 6: Darley Alcibiades Stakes at Keeneland (qualifier for 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies) and Stoll Keenan Ogden Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland (TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint).
Saturday, Oct. 7: Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont (Breeders’ Cup Classic); Foxwoods Champagne Stakes at Belmont (Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile); Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland (Breeders’ Cup Mile); Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile); First Lady Stakes at Keeneland (Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf); Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes at Keeneland (Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint); Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes at Santa Anita Park (TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint).
Sunday, Oct. 8: Juddmonte Spinster Stakes at Keeneland (Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff); Dixiana Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland (Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf); Frizette Stakes at Belmont (14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies); Flower Bowl Stakes at Belmont (Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf).
Television coverage will be highlighted by the final two broadcasts of NBC Sports’ live coverage from Keeneland and Belmont as part of its “Win and You’re In” series of telecasts presented by Lane’s End and America’s Best Racing. The first broadcast will air on parent channel NBC from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 7, and will feature the Jockey Club Gold Cup, the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity, and the Shadwell Turf Mile. The second broadcast will air on NBCSN from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, and show the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes and the Dixiana Bourbon Stakes.
Broadcasts of all other qualifiers from Keeneland, Belmont, and Santa Anita can be viewed on TVG as part of their comprehensive live coverage from all three tracks.
A highlight of the week’s radio and online streaming coverage is Saturday's “The Winner’s Circle” podcast, presented by America’s Best Racing in conjunction with SB Nation Radio. Hosted by Bram Weinstein, the Oct. 7 podcast features scheduled guest Donna Barton Brothers, NBC Sports horse racing analyst and riding reporter and a former jockey. The program airs at 10 a.m. ET on the SB Nation Radio network of stations, at www.sbnationlive.com, and on the SB Nation Radio app.
For online streaming coverage: Belmont offers video streaming coverage of live racing via NYRA's Race Day Live feed (login and password required). Keeneland offers live streaming of all races via www.keeneland.com. And XBTV.com has streaming on-demand video with blanket coverage of the weekend's major races from hosts Aaron Vercruysse, Jeff Siegel, and Richard Migliore, available here.