TVG’s Weekend Coverage Highlighted By Gulfstream Stakes, Louisiana Champions Day

Graded stakes races from Gulfstream Park, Louisiana Champions Day from Fair Grounds as well as stakes races from Aqueduct, Tampa Bay Downs and more highlight this weekend’s coverage on TVG, America’s horse racing network.

Gulfstream Park has four graded stakes races on the docket for Saturday – the $100,000 Rampart Stakes (G3), the $100,000 Sugar Swirl Stakes (G3), the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes (G3) and the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes (G2). The Ft. Lauderdale Stakes, the featured tenth race on the eleven-race card, will be contested at a mile and an eighth on the turf and has drawn a field of ten colts and geldings. Grade 1 winner Halladay, one of two horses in the race for Todd Pletcher, has drawn the outside post under jockey Luis Saez and will be making his first start since a sixth-place finish in the FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile.

The $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday Stakes will serve as a prep race for the $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) while the $200,000 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes will be a prep race for the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1), both of which are scheduled for Jan. 23, 2021 at Gulfstream Park.

The Louisiana breeding program will take center stage on Saturday with a thirteen-race card restricted to accredited Louisiana-bred horses. The first three races will feature Quarter Horse racing including the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day QH Classic. There are seven stakes races for Louisiana-bred Thoroughbreds on the card highlighted by the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic which has drawn a field of eight including Shang, a multiple stakes winner for trainer Steve Asmussen.

Christina Blacker and Britney Eurton will be live on-site at Los Alamitos this weekend with insights and expert analysis as the afternoon Thoroughbred meet continues. The action will shift to Quarter Horses on Saturday and Sunday night. TVG’s Caleb Keller, Nick Hines and Jose Contreras will be live covering the $600,000 Champion of Champions (G1) on Saturday and the Los Alamitos $2 Million Futurity (G1) on Sunday,

Fans of international racing can tune in on Saturday night into Sunday morning for world-class racing from Sha Tin. International expert Candice Hare will anchor the coverage featuring the Hong Kong International Races including the Longines Hong Kong Cup (G1) and the Longines Hong Kong Vase (G1). Aiden O’Brien is sending a trio of contenders – Magical, Mogul and 2020 Breeders’ Cup Mile upset winner Order of Australia. The Hong Kong International Races begin at 11:25 p.m. ET/8:25 p.m. PT on Saturday night.

In addition to racing from Fair Grounds and Gulfstream Park, TVG will also be featuring Aqueduct, Tampa Bay Downs, Laurel Park 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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