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  • Rackonteur
    started a topic Travers -- Fox -- 5:00 pm EST

    Travers -- Fox -- 5:00 pm EST

    I just tuned in.

  • Where'sMyWhite
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    I have DirecTV and with the sports package I have, I get NBCSN + FS1 + FS2 (yeah, NBC and Fox) as well as TVG - lots of horse racing on TVG - Wed-Sun am (unless they kick Sunday am for FanDual or whatever the football silliness was they did last NFL season) they also do racing across the pond and in the evenings, racing down under and sometimes Japan and Hong Kong. They also broadcast standardbred races (Woodbine, etc) plus from Denmark (I think it is).

    They often have on-site coverage where they pop in live at big sales like Kee Sep

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  • nelson
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    If you have DirectTV, you can get some of the live feeds from the tracks, at least I know you can if you live in the Lexington area. My partner has it and it's pretty cool.

    I was fortunate enough to be there at the Spa for Travers Day this year, and it was great. The racing was exceptional, and to be honest I enjoyed the Allen Jerkens and the Personal Ensign as much, if not more, than the Travers. Top notch riding and super game, gutsy horses made for excellent stakes action all afternoon long. We had a second time starter in a baby race (the second), and even that was a great race to watch (or, that may have just been because my heart was pounding like crazy).

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  • Palm Beach
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    Originally posted by snaffle1987 View Post

    this depends entirely on your cable or TV provider. I do not get horse racing on my TV everyday of the week
    It's still on TV. Whether or not you subscribe to that channel or service is irrelevant. You can watch most of it online and don't even need a television.

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  • snaffle1987
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    Originally posted by Palm Beach View Post

    There is horse racing on TV every day of the week.
    this depends entirely on your cable or TV provider. I do not get horse racing on my TV everyday of the week

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  • Palm Beach
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    Originally posted by findeight View Post

    Maybe there is something like that for Horse Racing?if not there should be.
    There is horse racing on TV every day of the week.

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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    Originally posted by findeight View Post
    NBCsports and Fox share NASCAR too.
    Yes but no

    IIRC, NBC* and Fox* swap the Daytona 500 every year. Fox* covers the first half of the season, NBC* covers the second half. When races or other sports telecasts get moved, they don't move NBC<>Fox, the get moved NBC/NBCSN/forget the 3 NBC channel while Fox "owned" races are Fox/FS1/FS2. Sometimes it's the NASCAR televised event that moves and sometimes it is the "other" event that gets kicked to a different channel.

    As noted, horse racing is different as different race track ownerships own the rights to their individual broadcasts and can negotiate who gets to broadcast what events/races (ie, Twin Spires shared their signal with both NBC and TVG (IIRC) until it gets to the big ticket races and then TVG is only allowed delayed coverage, not live). NASCAR owns the rights to all their televised events.

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  • furlong47
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    Might be more difficult since there's not any one group in charge of all horse racing like there is for NASCAR or each of the major league sports. Likely some racing related website would have to decide to take the lead on compiling that schedule.

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  • findeight
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    Originally posted by Larksmom View Post
    yes, I realize that I just hadn't heard anything about FOX moving in on racing. Because NBC used to bump in on various races n the past. I just don't watch as much racing as I used to.

    NBCsports and Fox share NASCAR too. Recall seeing some horse events popping up on CBSsports as well. NASCAR has a calendar alert available via their app that lists when and where imist events going to telecast. Very useful if you want to watch lower tier racing recently taken under the NASCAR umbrella to follow upcoming talent like Hallie Deegan

    Maybe there is something like that for Horse Racing?if not there should be.

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  • Larksmom
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    yes, I realize that I just hadn't heard anything about FOX moving in on racing. Because NBC used to bump in on various races n the past. I just don't watch as much racing as I used to.

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  • findeight
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    The networks do swap some sports around on their less widely available network owned channels and with other networks at some times of the year when so many sports are involved in major marquee events. I’m sure there must be contractual clauses that allow this to work around schedule conflicts and they reciprocate.

    I watch motor racing too and sometimes it’s hard to find and not where expected..

    The 3yo Eclilse picture is certainly muddy at this point. Fall races and the BC should be exciting.

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  • furlong47
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    Originally posted by Larksmom View Post
    thanks, RHD! But what about NBC? Are they out? I am guessing they are still covering the Kentucky event, but do I not remember that they have been losing lots of money on their Olympics coverage? Have they actually cut out racing? The coverage of BC has gotten skimpier and skimpier as years go by. Have they finally ceded it to TVG?
    These things are all done by contracts, usually multi-year. If one network wants to show the race more than another and offers a better deal, then they'll get it. NBC has the Derby through 2025, Preakness through it looks like 2022, and Belmont at least until next year. They have the Olympics through 2032.

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  • Larksmom
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    thanks, RHD! But what about NBC? Are they out? I am guessing they are still covering the Kentucky event, but do I not remember that they have been losing lots of money on their Olympics coverage? Have they actually cut out racing? The coverage of BC has gotten skimpier and skimpier as years go by. Have they finally ceded it to TVG?

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  • RHdobes563
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    Originally posted by Larksmom View Post
    When did FOX gert into horse racing anyway? Did I see Lafitte or was that my imagination? Does that mean NBC has given up on it? And can that mean Kentucky will soon be on the chopping block?
    It was mentioned on an earlier broadcast that they have a new contract with Fox (I watch the races on FS2) to show races. I lucked into seeing races at Belmont (with some at Churchill thrown in) and now Saratoga. I watch replays sometimes by going to the Saratoga Racing website. (I've watched some Monmouth racing by going to its website.) Sometimes the program comes on at 1:00 p.m., and you see all of the races, and sometimes it airs later, so you get the 'remaining' races. If that happens, I go to the website to see the race I've missed.

    They rotate two sets of three announcers/commentators/handicappers(?) if they show the whole program. Richard Migliore is usually part of the earlier set, and Laffit Pincay III and Gary Stevens are usually on at the same time (I forget who else is with them), doing the later races.

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  • snaffle1987
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    I am usually a sucker for a good looking Chestnut. And I love Code of Honor because I always loved his sire, Noble Mission, since he was being offered at stud and people on this board thought I was nuts. With that being said, Code of Honor is a bit of rangy fellow. Not much substance to him, quite lanky. He's a far stretch from looking at something like War of Will which is surprising because his sire has a lot of substance to him. But he has plenty of grit and speed in the stretch and he is a hard tryer. I think Code of Honor will just keep getting better. He's maturing and coming into his own now.

    Tacitus: I feel as though if he wasn't pressed on the backstretch and into the far turn, he might've had more gas in the tank coming home. He reminds me of Frosted. Always trying, always hitting the board, but can never seem to come across the line first. He's consistent, he just doesnt have that kick needed to come home.

    Tax: Always my favorite. Pace was fast. He was pressed up there from the 12 hole. Running 4 or 5 wide most of the track. He never gave up but he looked tired. Still one of my favorites, love his pedigree, love him


    I have to ask, why water the track so heavy at Toga? All of these horses coming across the line in any of the races that day were covered in mud. I was at the Travers a few years back and they had a water truck water the track pretty heavily before every race. Weather was much the same: Warm, Dry, Sunny. I understand not wanting the track dusty but why so flippen muddy?

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  • Larksmom
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    When did FOX gert into horse racing anyway? Did I see Lafitte or was that my imagination? Does that mean NBC has given up on it? And can that mean Kentucky will soon be on the chopping block?

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  • mommy peanut
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    What a good run by COH. I really liked him back in the Derby, but he showed he was still quite immature then.
    Looks like, while he’s still smaller in stature compared to some of the others, he’s starting to fill out.
    Have to remember he is the youngest of the main group of 3y/o running.
    I think by the time the fall races start, he’ll be right where he needs to be.

    It should for sure make things interesting if Maximum Security, WoW, & Omaha Beach get back into things.

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  • Where'sMyWhite
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    Originally posted by tbchick84 View Post
    Loved it when one of the announcers pretty much blasted FOX for their ignorance regarding the signs. When they were taking down the signs, I heard one of them say, "told them that was a bad idea".
    At least when the jocks complained about the signs, and yeah they were ridiculously large and obvious, the signs were laid down on the turf course before the horses were loaded in the gate.


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  • Palm Beach
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    Originally posted by Rackonteur View Post

    Wow. Chad Brown just walked by. They spoke of him as if he were just an ordinary good-guy horse trainer.

    What is it that you think he is?

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  • tbchick84
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    Loved it when one of the announcers pretty much blasted FOX for their ignorance regarding the signs. When they were taking down the signs, I heard one of them say, "told them that was a bad idea".

    I was bummed to see Looking at Bikinis stumble at the starts. His workout the other day looked really good. Luckily I had a backup bet and got the Exacta. I would love to see Code of Honor in a race with Omaha Beach when he returns.

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