America's Day at the Races, the acclaimed national racing broadcast on FS2, will broadcast Saturday from 3-6:30 p.m., showing action from Aqueduct Racetrack, Oaklawn Park Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park.
Free Equibase-provided past performances are available for races that are part of the broadcast and can be accessed at www.nyra.com/aqueduct/racing/tv-schedule.
Airing on FS2, and produced by NYRA, America's Day at the Races is presented by America's Best Racing, Runhappy and Claiborne Farm. Saturday's stakes coverage kicks off with the Grade 3, $100,000 World of Trouble from Gulfstream Park with an approximate post time of 4:04 p.m. Lasting Legacy, a runner-up for trainer Jason Servis in the Grade 3 Mr. Prospector last out in December, will make his 6-year-old debut as the 7-5 morning-line favorite in the six furlong sprint.
The first contest at the Big A will come in the card's fifth race at 3:20 p.m. and also includes the day's feature, the fifth running of the $100,000 Haynesfield for New York-bred 4-year-olds and up, in Race 8 at 4:50 p.m. Mr. Buff, winner of three of his last four starts for trainer John Kimmel, is the 4-5 favorite in the six-horse field.
Action will return to Gulfstream for the $75,000 Any Limit for sophomore fillies going six furlongs with a 5:04 p.m. expected post. Coverage will then shift to the West Cost for the Grade 2, $200,000 Buena Vista at Santa Anita, where Jolie Olimpica will look to sustain her perfect 4-for-4 record and build off her North American debut with a win in the Grade 3 Las Cienegas on January 11 for Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella.
Oaklawn will also have a turn at a stakes with the broadcast's last live race, the $125,000 Downthedustyroad Breeders' for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up at 6:09 p.m. Bye Bye J, a two-time stakes winner, is the 5-2 favorite for the 11-horse field. Trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, she will be making her first start since May.
America's Day at the Races will be hosted from California by Greg Wolf alongside Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens and handicapper Jonathon Kinchen with Michelle Yu reporting from Santa Anita. Andy Serling and Maggie Wolfendale will provide analysis from Aqueduct with Acacia Courtney at Gulfstream and Nancy Holthus at Oaklawn.
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