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Friday, September 12, 2014Contact: Shannon Luce (859) 224-2716
The Jockey Club Tour on Fox Culminates Sunday at Woodbine

The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will showcase its last races of the year, the Ricoh Woodbine Mile and the Northern Dancer Turf, on Sunday from Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto. The telecast will air from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1, and FOX Sports Go. In Canada, TSN2 will carry the FOX feed from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1), a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” race, is run at 1 mile on the turf for 3-year-olds and up and carries a $1 million purse. The Northern Dancer Turf (G1), also for 3-year-olds and up, is run at 1 1/2 miles on the turf and carries a $300,000 purse.

Once again, the on-air duties will be handled by Greg Wolf, Richard Migliore, Andy Serling, Simon Bray, and Alyssa Ali.

“The Woodbine Mile and Northern Dancer will feature some of the best older turf horses in North America,” said Jason Wilson, president, TJC Media Ventures. “These are the stars of our sport and several of them will be competing in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships October 31 and November 1.”

The telecast will include a feature on historic performances by Northern Dancer and Secretariat at Woodbine as well as a “Stars of Tomorrow” segment on Skye Chernetz, a 21-year-old female jockey who is competing at Woodbine.

The Jockey Club Tour on FOX kicked off in February with the Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park, which was the first of 10 telecasts throughout the season. The tour subsequently made stops at Santa Anita, Keeneland Race Track, Belmont Park, Monmouth Park, Del Mar, and Saratoga Race Course.

In addition, the tour took on an international flavor with a telecast from Meydan Race Course in Dubai in March.

In conjunction with the broadcast, the NTRA will host a live fan TweetUP from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to join the discussion at the handle @ABRLive using the hashtag #TJCTour. 

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 msn.foxsports.com/foxsports1.

About Woodbine Entertainment Group
Founded in 1881, Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG), formerly the Ontario Jockey Club, is the largest operator of horse racing in Canada. With established best-practices in integrity and safety, WEG has solidified its position as a world-leader in the sport of horse racing. Approximately 80 percent of Ontario’s pari-mutuel wagering is through WEG’s distribution network. WEG is the engine that drives Ontario’s horse racing industry, which generates 60,000 jobs within the province’s agricultural sectors. For more information, visit woodbineentertainment.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.



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