TVG’s Weekend Broadcast Features Live Coverage Of Louisiana Derby Day

Mandaloun, the winner of the Risen Star Stakes (G2) in February, will continue his road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) and face seven rivals in Saturday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) from Fair Grounds. TVG will be broadcasting live from Louisiana with expanded coverage of the supersized fourteen-race card which features seven stakes races.

TVG’s Mike Joyce, Joaquin Jaime and Scott Hazelton will be reporting live from Fair Grounds with exclusive interviews, selections and expert handicapping analysis. The Louisiana Derby is one of four graded stakes races on the card and is a top-tier Kentucky Derby prep race with 100-40-20-10 qualifying points to the top four finishers. The race will feature a rematch of the top three finishers from both the Risen Star Stakes (G2) and the Lecomte Stakes (G3) – Mandaloun for trainer Brad Cox, Proxy for Michael Stidham and the Steve Asmussen-trained Midnight Bourbon.

Saturday’s card at Fair Grounds will also feature a prep race for the Kentucky Oaks (G1) – the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2). The race has drawn a field of eight sophomore fillies including Clairiere, a homebred daughter of Curlin for Stonestreet Stables. Trained by Steve Asmussen, she was triumphant in her 3-year-old debut in the Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2) and will have Joe Talamo aboard.

Todd Schrupp, Christina Blacker and Caleb Keller will be live at Santa Anita on Saturday and Simon Bray will be contributing to the from the studio. The featured race on the nine-race card is the $100,000 San Luis Rey Stakes (G3) which will feature the return to action for LNJ Foxwood’s multiple graded stakes winner United. Trained by Richard Mandella, Flavien Prat will be aboard as the 6-year-old gelded son of Giant’s Causeway tries to notch his eighth career victory.

The stakes action will continue at Gulfstream Park on Saturday and TVG’s Gabby Gaudet will be reporting live from the track with insights and interviews throughout the twelve-race card which features the $100,000 Hurricane Bertie Stakes (G3), a sprint for fillies and mares. The race has attracted a contentious field of eight including Slam Dunk, a four-year-old daughter of Into Mischief stepping up to stakes company after an allowance win for Shug McGaughey in February.

In addition to racing from Fair Grounds, Santa Anita and Gulfstream Park, TVG will feature racing from Oaklawn 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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