horse racing TV coverage

Fox Sports Saturday At The Races Returns Feb. 2 With Derby Preps

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA), FOX Sports and The Stronach Group today announced the return of FOX Sports Saturday At The Races, the live racing television program launched in 2018 to provide nationwide coverage of the best thoroughbred racing from marquee venues around the country. Airing on FS2, and produced by NYRA, the […]

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Pegasus World Cup Attracts Worldwide TV Coverage

Saturday’s blockbuster $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series program of 12 races at Gulfstream Park will feature some of Thoroughbred racing’s biggest human and equine stars performing before a live, national and international audience. A total of 143 horses were entered, an average of 11.9 starters per race, on a card that features […]

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NBC Sports Beefs Up Road To Kentucky Derby Coverage With Magazine Series, Two More Preps

As the home of horse racing in the United States,NBC Sports will expand its programming in 2019, collaborating with Churchill Downs on a new magazine-style series, and adding a pair of crucial prep races. In partnership with Churchill Downs, NBC Sports will debut a new Road to the Kentucky Derby series this spring, leading up to NBC’s coverage of the […]

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A ‘BatCam’ Helped Save The Day For NBC’s Coverage Of Foggy Preakness

Rob Hyland has covered major events for NBC Sports, from college and professional football to Olympic track and field and figure skating, but the network’s lead producer for horse racing had never seen a challenge like last Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at foggy Pimlico in Baltimore, Md. “For the first time in my career,” Hyland said, […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Decisions, Decisions

For handicappers, it doesn’t get much better than Saturday’s feast of wagering opportunities, but bettors will have a long, challenging day choosing where the bankroll should be distributed. How big do you wanna go at breakfast with those juicy betting races from Dubai? Then, a half-hour after the World Cup goes off, things keep rolling with […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Championship Series Begins

Saturday’s Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes is the first of 16 prep races that comprise the Kentucky Derby Championship Series – the stretch run, if you will, to the May 7 Derby. The Risen Star winner will be awarded 50 points, and based on recent history, that will secure a spot in the starting gates at Churchill Downs. […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Chrome Returns

Three of the last four Kentucky Derby winners have come from the California circuit, and this weekend’s slate features not only a points race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby but also the return of one of those winners to competition. In Saturday’s Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita, 2014 Derby winner California […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: A Post-Thanksgiving Feast

Hope you saved a little room for dessert! Following a Thanksgiving holiday on which many of us feasted on turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and more, we are now treated to a gluttonous menu of stakes races from coast to coast on this final weekend of November. We’ve already seen some dynamic performances, including The Pizza […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Taking Aim On The Jackpot

While the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot no longer guarantees a spot in the Kentucky Derby starting gate as it once did, it remains an important early gauge for Derby hopefuls. Last year, the top three finishers of the Jackpot all wound up with enough points in the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” standings to […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Breeders’ Cup Feast

Handicappers look forward to these two days all year long. Thirteen races, most of them featuring full fields of highly-competitive national and international competition, where excellent horses can go off at long odds. A bankroller couldn’t ask for more. The withdrawal of Beholder from the Classic takes a little luster off the Breeders’ Cup finale, but […]

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