Fair Grounds, Golden Gate Derby Preps Highlight TVG’s Weekend Coverage

TVG’s Gabby Gaudet will be live onsite at Fair Grounds this Saturday with Kentucky Derby points on the line as Midnight Bourbon, winner of the Lecomte Stakes (G3), faces a field of 12 rivals in the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) on TVG.

The thirteen-race card which will feature six stakes races, four of which are graded. The main event is the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) which will offer a coveted 50-20-10-5 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top four finishers. The card will also feature a prep race for the Kentucky Oaks (G1), the $300,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2) for sophomore fillies. The race has attracted a field of nine including Clairiere, a homebred daughter of Curlin for Stonestreet Stable. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the bay filly will have Joe Talamo in the irons.

There will be more Kentucky Derby points on the line at Golden Gate Fields with the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby and TVG’s Joaquin Jaime will be broadcasting live from the track. The race will offer 10-4-2-1 Kentucky Derby points to the top four finishers and has drawn a field of nine including the royally-bred Waspirant for trainer John Shirreffs. A son of Union Rags, he is out of Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) champion Life is Sweet and will be trying to earn his first stakes victory.

The graded stakes action will continue at Santa Anita and Todd Schrupp, Christina Blacker and Britney Eurton will be anchored in Arcadia, California with exclusive interviews, selections and analysis. The featured event is the $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes (G2), a seven-furlong contest for fillies and mares. The race has drawn a full field of twelve including the defending winner, Hard Not to Love for trainer John Shirreffs. She will face off against eleven rivals including three contenders for trainer Bob Baffert – Merneith, Qahira and Golden Principal.

In addition to racing from Fair Grounds and Santa Anita, TVG will be featuring racing from Tampa Bay Downs, Gulfstream Park, Aqueduct and more. Fans can tune in on TVG, TVG2 and the Watch TVG app which is available on Amazon Fire, Roku and connected Apple TV devices.

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