Man o' War to Air on FOX Sports
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 5/8/2014 1:30:04 PM
Last Updated: 5/9/2014 8:11:09 AM
Boisterous won the 2013 Man o'War Stakes.
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The Jockey Club Tour on FOX makes its first and only stop at historic Belmont Park May 11 with live coverage of the $400,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes from 4:30-6 p.m. EDT.
The race is contested at 1 3/8 miles on the turf.
In addition to the Man o' War, the Ruffian Stakes (gr. II) will also be shown live and the Westchester Stakes (gr. III), featuring 2013 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Palace Malice, will be shown on tape delay.
The program will include features on the unique history and dimensions of Belmont Park and the New York Racing Association's new full-time Spanish language announcer Luis Grandison. Also scheduled is a Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) recap, a Preakness Stakes (gr. I) preview, a glimpse at the Keeneland sales, and several brief segments commemorating Mother's Day.
The on-air duties will be handled by Greg Wolf, Richard Migliore, Andy Serling, and Simon Bray, with Maggie Wolfendale stepping in for Alyssa Ali for this show.
"The Man o' War is one of the most prestigious and historic turf races in the country, and it is the first of several prominent turf races in The Jockey Club Tour on FOX," said Jason Wilson, vice president, business development, The Jockey Club.
Following the Man o' War Stakes, The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will continue with five broadcasts featuring several of North America's top races for older horses.
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