Graded Stakes on FOX

DEL MAR, Calif. )July 17, 2014) -- The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will bring viewers to the opening weekend at two iconic American racetracks, Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course, on Sunday with a special, two-hour telecast featuring the Eddie Read Stakes and TVG Coaching Club American Oaks.

The show will air from 5:30-7:30 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1 and on-air duties will be handled by Greg Wolf, Richard Migliore, Andy Serling, and Alyssa Ali at Saratoga and Simon Bray at Del Mar. The America’s Best Racing betting challenge between Andy Serling and Simon Bray, won by Bray last week, will be continued.

Both races carry purses of $300,000 and are run at 1 1/8 miles, with the Eddie Read on turf for 3-year-olds and up and the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks on dirt for 3-year-old fillies. Princess of Sylmar, who won the Longines Kentucky Oaks, the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks and two other Grade 1 races in 2013, will be spotlighted during the show.

The telecast will also feature segments on historic racing moments, local events and social scenes, and a comparison of fashion styles between the tracks.

“The Del Mar and Saratoga meets are true gems on the Thoroughbred racing calendar and they are always among the leaders in daily attendance,” said Jason Wilson, president, TJC Media Ventures. “The Jockey Club Tour on FOX focuses on racing’s horses, people and places, and these are the perfect venues to showcase America’s best racing.”

Other segments of the show will be devoted to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Thoroughbred ownership, and interviews with Chris Kay, New York Racing Association’s CEO and president, and Joe Harper, Del Mar’s CEO, president, and director.

The Jockey Club Tour on FOX complete schedule follows:

Date

Time (ET)

Race

Track

Sunday, July 20

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Eddie Read Stakes (G1)

Del Mar, Del Mar, California

 

 

TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (G1)

Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York

Sunday, Aug. 10

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Saratoga Special Stakes (G2)

Saratoga Race Course

Sunday, Aug. 17

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes (G1)

Saratoga Race Course

Sunday, Sept. 14

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1)

Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto