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Wednesday, February 04, 2015Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
Saturday’s Telecast of The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 to Feature Chrome-Belief Rematch

The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 will break from the gate in dramatic fashion Saturday with a two-hour telecast featuring four major stakes races from historic Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park, a Pick Four wager on those races, a betting challenge that will benefit equine charities and several feature stories on horses and people.

The telecast, which will air from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. EST on FOX Sports 1, will include the $500,000 Donn Handicap, the $500,000 San Antonio, the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap and the $200,000 San Marcos Stakes.
The San Antonio will feature 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome and 2013 Eclipse Award winner Shared Belief as the two renew a rivalry that started in the controversial running of  the Breeders’ Cup Classic last November 1.

America’s Best Racing has produced a promotional video for “The Rematch.”

The Donn Handicap field will include Lea, who won last year’s Donn; Constitution, the winner of the 2014 Florida Derby; and Commissioner, who was second in the 2014 Belmont Stakes.

In addition to the four races, viewers will also see features on Eclipse Award-winning apprentice jockey Drayden Van Dyke, a “week in the life” of California Chrome, and a tour of recently renovated Santa Anita Park.

For this and other select telecasts on The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 series, Tom Durkin, the longtime racecaller for the New York Racing Association Inc., Breeders’ Cup and Triple Crown races, will write and narrate an essay. Saturday’s commentary will focus on California Chrome and Shared Belief.

Greg Wolf, Richard Migliore, Andy Serling, Simon Bray and Alyssa Ali will once again handle the on-air duties.

The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 is a joint production led by Brad Zager, vice president productions of FOX Sports, and Tim Turrell, the executive producer of The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1.

The tour will spotlight three charitable organizations: Autism Speaks, the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation.

America’s Best Racing has announced a strategic partnership with Autism Speaks and the on-air personalities will all be wearing Autism Speaks lapel pins.

The America’s Best Racing Betting Challenge returns this year and all wagering profits earned by Bray and Serling within the telecast will be donated to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation.

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is traditionally the nation’s leading source of private funding for equine medical research that benefits all breeds of horses. The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation is a charitable trust that provides financial relief and assistance to needy members of the Thoroughbred industry and their families.

The partnership between FOX Sports 1 and The Jockey Club is a multi-year agreement that was announced in August 2013. The agreement also includes international and Spanish-language rights, including the ability to air races on FOX Deportes, the nation’s leading Spanish-language sports network.

In 2014, there were 10 telecasts that featured more than two dozen races and attracted more than 2.5 million viewers.

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.

About FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 1 is the fastest growing network in television, reaching over 90 million subscribers. Premiering in August 2013, the national sports network puts fans first with 24/7 coverage of the most compelling sports events in the world – MLB, NASCAR, UFC, college football and basketball, world-class soccer, horse racing and more. Powered by record-breaking audiences generated by MLB postseason coverage this October, FOX Sports 1 has experienced significant viewership increases in prime time (79%) and in total day viewership (48%) in its second year. FOX Sports 1 is proud to be the home for The Ultimate Fighter in addition to covering LIVE main card fights; college football including Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA games; and Big East, Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA college basketball including the Big East men’s basketball tournament. FOX Sports 1 features consistent coverage from the world’s most prestigious soccer competitions like the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and CONCACAF Champions League, as well as coverage of FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and 2019 and FIFA Men’s World Cup in 2018 and 2022. For more information, visit