The New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced the return of America’s Day at the Races.
Saturday, January 16th, 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. eastern time.
It will feature live racing from Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, including two stakes races, the Grade 3, $200,000 dollar 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 those races 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.
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.
The winter meet at Aqueduct runs through March 28th, with live-race telecasting to resume from the Big A on January 22nd.