Where to Watch/Listen During 2019 Stephen Foster Handicap Week

With another exciting Triple Crown season in the books following last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets, the prep season for this fall’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships is primed to take center stage among horse racing fans, with one or more “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series races scheduled for most weekends up until the 36th Breeders’ Cup is held at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1-2.

Many of these prep races will be televised by NBC Sports – including two scheduled for this Saturday, June 15, under Churchill Downs’ iconic twin spires. The Fleur de Lis Handicap Presented by Budweiser (a qualifier for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff) and the Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by GE Appliances (a qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Classic) will be televised on NBCSN from 8:30-10 p.m. Eastern as part of NBC Sports’ “Win and You’re In” schedule. 

NBC’s broadcast team from Churchill Downs will include analysts Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey along with reporters Donna Barton Brothers and Britney Eurton and handicapper Matt Bernier.

In addition to the broadcast on NBCSN, all Churchill Downs races including the Stephen Foster and Fleur de Lis will air on TVG, which will provide on-track updates throughout the “Downs after Dark” evening racecard.

A highlight of the week’s radio coverage is “The Winner’s Circle” podcast presented The Stronach Group. The upcoming podcast airs June 15 at 10 a.m. Eastern on SB Nation Radio and on the SB Nation Radio app and is hosted by Bram Weinstein, with racing analysis from retired Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens. The scheduled featured guest is retired jockey and current Thoroughbred aftercare advocate Rosie Napravnik.

Here’s a guide to television and radio horse racing coverage during Stephen Foster week:

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network

June 15

Broadcast of live racing from Churchill Downs

First post 6 p.m.

TVG

June 15

Broadcast of the Stephen Foster Handicap and the Fleur de Lis Handicap from Churchill Downs

8:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

NBCSN

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
June 11 Jock Talk presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka 6 p.m. HRRN
June 12 At The Races with Steve Byk: eNicks’ Pedigree Expert Sid Fernando, Tourney Talk, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
June 12 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
June 12 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
June 13 At The Races with Steve Byk: Shedrow Confidential with Steve Haskin, Vegas Racebook with Richard Eng, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
June 13 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
June 13 Brisnet.com Call-In Show 6 p.m.- HRRN
June 14 At The Races with Steve Byk: Weekend Preview with Daily Racing Form correspondents and other guests 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
June 14 Xpressbet Radio 3 p.m. HRRN
June 14 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
June 15 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
June 15 “The Winner’s Circle,” presented by The Stronach Group, with host Bram Weinstein, analyst Gary Stevens, and scheduled featured guest Rosie Napravnik 10 a.m.  SB Nation Radio
June 15 Broadcast of the Fleur de Lis Handicap and the Stephen Foster Handicap from Churchill Downs 8 p.m.-10 p.m. HRRN

 Note: All times listed are Eastern