Oaklawn Stakes The Centerpiece In America’s Day At The Races On FOX Sports

America’s Day at the Races, produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in partnership with FOX Sports, will feature a pair of important stakes races from Oaklawn Park on Saturday’s live broadcast on FS1.

The acclaimed national telecast presenting coverage and analysis of the best racing from around the country will air Saturday on FS1 from 1:30 – 7:00 p.m. Eastern featuring live racing from Oaklawn Park and Tampa Bay Downs.

America’s Day at the Races is also broadcast on NYRA’s YouTube channel, which boasts more than 30,000 subscribers. Fans can subscribe to NYRA’s channel and set a reminder to watch the show on YouTube Live. NYRA’s YouTube channel also hosts a plethora of race replays, special features, Talking Horses episodes, America’s Day at the Races replays and more.

With racing at Aqueduct Racetrack currently suspended due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Saturday’s broadcast will be highlighted by the $200,000 Oaklawn Stakes at nine furlongs for sophomores and the $150,000 Oaklawn Mile for 4-year-olds and up.

The top-three finishers in the Oaklawn Stakes will earn an automatic berth in the Grade 1, $750,000 Arkansas Derby set for Saturday, May 2, which offers 100-40-20-10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the top four finishers.

Leading the charge in the Oaklawn Stakes, which features a field of 13, is Jackpot Farm’s Basin, who captured the Grade 1 Hopeful for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen in September at Saratoga Race Course. Following a third in his seasonal debut in the Grade 2 Rebel, Basin will look to get back to winning ways against a talented field that includes multiple graded-stakes winner Thousand Words.

Trained by Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, Thousand Words captured the Grade 2 Los Alamitos Futurity in December and the Grade 3 Robert B. Lewis in September at Santa Anita Park. Last out, the Pioneerof the Nile bay, out of multiple graded-stakes winner Pomeroys Pistol, finished fourth in the Grade 2 San Felipe on March 7 at Santa Anita.

In the Oaklawn Mile, which drew a full field of 14, Grade 1-winner Tom’s d’Etat will look to extend a winning streak that includes scores in the Grade 2 Fayette at Keeneland and the Grade 1 Clark last out on November 29 at Churchill Downs. He will have to topple a talented field that includes the Baffert-trained Improbable, who won the 2018 Grade 1 Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity ahead of back-to-back runner-up efforts last season in the Grade 2 Rebel and Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn.

America’s Day at the Races is presented by America’s Best Racing, Runhappy, and Claiborne Farm. Hosted by Greg Wolf and Laffit Pincay III, this weekend’s broadcast team includes Gary Stevens, Michelle Yu, Tom Amoss and Jonathon Kinchen.

In addition to a host of weekly special offers, NYRA Bets is currently offering a $200 bonus to new members following the activation of new accounts on the NYRA Bets advance deposit wagering platform

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Free Equibase-provided past performances are available for races that are part of the America’s Day at the Races broadcast and can be accessed at www.nyra.com/aqueduct/racing/tv-schedule.

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