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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Jockey Club Tour on FOX Returns Sunday

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.
 
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.

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