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Thursday, August 07, 2014Contact: Alexa Ravit (212) 521-5329
Saratoga Special and Adirondack Stakes on Tap as The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Returns to Saratoga

The Jockey Club Tour on FOX returns to historic Saratoga Race Course this Sunday to showcase the nation’s top 2-year-old colts and fillies with coverage of the 109th running of the Toyota Saratoga Special Stakes and the 98th running of the Adirondack Stakes.

The show will air from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1, FOX Deportes, and FOX Sports Go, and on-air duties will once again be handled by Greg Wolf, Richard Migliore, Andy Serling, Alyssa Ali, and Simon Bray.

Both of the Grade II events carry a purse of $200,000 and will be run at 6 ½ furlongs on the dirt. Throughout its storied history, the Saratoga Special has been won by champions such as Favorite Trick, Dehere, and Chief’s Crown. Among the champion fillies who have won the Adirondack are My Miss Aurelia and Folklore.

The telecast will look back at the great 2-year-olds that have run at Saratoga through the years and look ahead with a feature about a group of young bloggers from Boston visiting Saratoga for the first time. The show will also include a feature on young female jockey Taylor Rice as well as provide an insider’s look at Saratoga’s unique history as a sporting venue with Sean Clancy, publisher of The Saratoga Special.

“Both the Saratoga Special Stakes and the Adirondack Stakes provide fans with an early look at horses on their way to greater glory and attention as 3-year-olds, and it’s exciting to have two top races like this packed into one telecast from Saratoga,” said Jason Wilson, president, TJC Media Ventures.

The show will include a recap of the inductions at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Friday, August 8, and feature another installment of “Saratoga Family Traditions.” In addition, the winner of the Ultimate 48 contest featuring a trip for four to the Travers Stakes in Saratoga (New York) on August 23 and the TVG Pacific Classic in Del Mar (California) on August 24 will be announced.

In conjunction with the broadcast, Racing 101’s Joe Kristufek will be hosting a live fan TweetUP beginning at 2 p.m. ET.  Fans are encouraged to join the discussion at the handle @ABRLive using the hashtag #TJCTour. 

The remaining telecasts on The Jockey Club Tour on FOX schedule follow: 


Time (ET)



Sunday, Aug. 10

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Saratoga Special Stakes (G2)

Saratoga Race Course

Sunday, Aug. 17

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes (G1)

Saratoga Race Course

Sunday, Sept. 14

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1)

Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto

About FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 1 is America’s new national multi-sport channel that launched on August 17 in approximately 90 million homes and boasts nearly 5,000 hours of live event, news and original programming annually. The channel has several pillar sports: college basketball and football, MLB (in 2014), NASCAR, NFL (ancillary programs), international soccer, UFC and Golden Boy boxing, and adds USGA events, including the U.S. Open, and FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015. FOX SPORTS LIVE is FOX Sports 1’s flagship 24/7 news, opinion and highlights program, providing around the clock coverage through regularly scheduled programs, hourly updates and an information rich ticker. For more information, visit

About NYRA
NYRA’s mission is “Meeting the highest standards in thoroughbred racing and equine safety.” Founded in 1955, and franchised to run thoroughbred racing at New York’s three major tracks (Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course) through 2033, NYRA boasts a lineage that actually stretches back almost 150 years. NYRA tracks are the cornerstone of the state’s thoroughbred business which contributes more than $2 billion annually to New York State’s urban, suburban and rural economy. In 2013, nearly 1.7 million people attended the live races at NYRA tracks. Factoring in nationwide off-track wagering, the average daily betting handle on NYRA races totals more than $9 million. NYRA has a vast network of websites, including, and You can also follow NYRA on social media platforms FacebookTwitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About The Jockey Club 
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It is a founding member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and the architect and sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at as well as on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram.