Churchill Downs featured on FOX Sports’ “America’s Day at the Races”

Posted By Kimberly French on May 15, 2020

Racing from Churchill Downs for the track’s 2020 spring meet will be broadcast on FOX Sports’ “America’s Day at the Races,” which will air every race day on either FS1 or FS2.

Produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in partnership with FOX Sports, “America’s Day at the Races” is the acclaimed national telecast presenting coverage and analysis of the best racing from around the country.

Eleven hours of national television coverage will air on Churchill Downs’ opening weekend. The times, dates and stations racing will be on are below:

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)
  • 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. (FS2)

“America’s Day at the Races” is hosted by Greg Wolf and Laffit Pincay III and this weekend’s broadcast team includes Andy Serling, Maggie Wolfendale, Gary Stevens, and Jonathon Kinchen.

Churchill Downs will provide handicappers with free Brisnet past performances courtesy of Ford for the entire 26-day spring meet. In addition to the free past performances Churchill Downs will provide handicapping selections from Ed DeRosa, Joe Kristufek and Scott Shapiro of and discussions of morning workouts from expert clocker Bruno DeJulio.

Where to watch FS1 and FS2:

FS1

  • Spectrum: Ch. 71 (Spectrum Select, Spectrum Silver and Spectrum Gold packages)
  • DirecTV: Ch. 219 (Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate and Premier packages)
  • DISH: Ch. 150 (America’s Top 250, America’s Top 200, America’s Top 120 Plus and America’s Top 120 packages)
  • AT&T U-Verse: Ch. 652 (U200, U300 and U450 packages)
  • Streaming services: Hulu, Sling (Blue or Orange+Blue) and YouTube TV

FS2

  • Spectrum: Ch. 552 (Spectrum Silver and Spectrum Gold packages)
  • DirecTV: Ch. 618 (Xtra, Ultimate and Premier packages)
  • DISH: Ch. 149 (America’s Top 250, America’s Top 200 and America’s Top 120 Plus packages)
  • AT&T U-Verse: Ch. 651 (U200, U300 and U450 packages)
  • Streaming services: Hulu and YouTube TV
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Kimberly French is an award winning freelance journalist specializing in horse racing and horse health living in Louisville, KY. Her work has appeared in more than 25 national and international publications. She is currently the editor of Hoof Beats magazine, the official publication of the U.S. Trotting Association and the special assistant to the president for the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

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