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|Toyota Blue Grass Stakes Next Stop for The Jockey Club Tour on FOX|
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will shine the light on 3-year-olds Saturday with live coverage of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) from Keeneland on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. ET. A full field of 14 horses is entered for the 90th running of the 1 1/8-mile race, and Bobby’s Kitten is the morning-line favorite at 3-1.
Once again, the on-air duties will be handled by Greg Wolf, Richard Migliore, Andy Serling, Simon Bray and Alyssa Ali.
The telecast will also include live coverage of the $300,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes and features on morning workouts, memorable performances in Blue Grass Stakes history, and “The Hill,” an area where fans can tailgate and watch and wager on races at Keeneland.
“The Jockey Club Tour on FOX is composed mainly of races for older horses, but there’s immense interest in 3-year-olds at this time of year, and Keeneland is certainly one of the most historic racing venues in the country,” said Jason Wilson, vice president, business development, The Jockey Club.
In addition to the telecast, a live webcast of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes will be available on America’s Best Racing’s homepage (americasbestracing.net) from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. Hosted by ABR’s fan education ambassador Joe Kristufek (@JoeyDaKRacing), the webcast will include an interactive chat, additional statistics, and post-race live coverage for a complete Toyota Blue Grass Stakes experience.
Following the Toyota Blue Grass, The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will continue with six telecasts that will feature several of North America’s most prestigious races for older horses.
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX complete schedule follows:
About FOX Sports 1
Each April and October, the nation’s best Thoroughbred owners, trainers and jockeys converge at Keeneland to compete for some of North America’s richest purse money, and as the world’s leading Thoroughbred auction house, Keeneland has sold more champions and stakes winners than any other sales company. For more information, visit keeneland.com.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 americasbestracing.net as well as on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram.