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Churchill’s Opening Weekend Featured On America’s Day At The Races On FS1

America’s Day at the Races, produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in partnership with FOX Sports, returns Saturday on FS1 featuring opening weekend of the Churchill Downs spring meet.

The acclaimed national telecast presenting coverage and analysis of the best racing from around the country will air on FS1/FS2 Saturday and Sunday for a combined 10.5 hours of national television coverage from Churchill Downs and Tampa Bay Downs.

(All times Eastern)

Saturday, May 16
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. (FS2)
2:30 – 6:00 p.m. (FS1)
6:00 – 6:30 p.m. (FS2)

Sunday, May 17
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. (FS2)
2:00 – 6:00 p.m. (FS1)

America’s Day at the Races is also broadcast on NYRA’s YouTube channel which boasts more than 30,000 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 plethora of race replays, special features, Talking Horses episodes, America’s Day at the Races replays and more.

America’s Day at the Races is presented by America’s Best Racing, Runhappy, and Claiborne Farm. Hosted by Greg Wolf and Laffit Pincay III, this weekend’s broadcast team includes Andy Serling, Maggie Wolfendale, Gary Stevens, and Jonathon Kinchen.

With live racing on the NYRA circuit currently on hiatus due to the continued impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this weekend’s broadcast will be highlighted by the hotly anticipated return of live racing at historic Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Churchill meet has attracted a bevy of familiar jockeys from the NYRA circuit including Hall of Famers John Velazquez and Javier Castellano along with stars such as Jose Ortiz, Manny Franco and Joel Rosario.

Saturday’s Opening Day card from Churchill will feature the return of 2018 Eclipse Award-winner Monomoy Girl, who took honors as Champion Three-Year-Old Filly on the back of six graded-stakes wins.

Trained by Brad Cox for owners Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group, and Bethlehem Stables, Monomoy Girl won five Grade 1s as a sophomore including scores in the Ashland at Keeneland; the Acorn at Belmont Park; the Coaching Club American Oaks at Saratoga Race Course; and the Kentucky Oaks and Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Churchill Downs.

Florent Geroux has the call on Monomoy Girl from Post 2 in the one-mile allowance optional-claiming event that drew a field of seven inluding graded-stakes winner Talk Veuve to Me.

In addition to a host of weekly special offers, NYRA Bets is currently offering a $ 200 deposit match bonus to new members. NYRA Bets is the official online wagering site for the New York Racing Association available to customers across the United States.

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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 and can be accessed at

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