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The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 kicks off on Saturday, February 7, with Donn Handicap, San Antonio Stakes

February 2, 2015     E-mail this page to a friend!

The Jockey Club and FOX Sports 1 have announced that The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 will kick off its 2015 season with the $500,000 Donn Handicap from Gulfstream Park and the $500,000 San Antonio Stakes from Santa Anita on Saturday, February 7.

Santa Anita officials anticipate that the San Antonio field will include Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome, Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern, and Pacific Classic winner Shared Belief. All three of them are 2014 Eclipse Award finalists for leading 3-year-old male and they last met in the controversial Breeders’ Cup Classic October 31.

The Donn is expected to attract 2014 Donn winner Lea, 2014 Florida Derby winner Constitution, and Commissioner, who finished second to Tonalist in the 2014 Belmont Stakes.

The February 7 telecast will also feature the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap from Gulfstream Park and the $200,000 San Marcos Stakes from Santa Anita.

Greg Wolf, Richard Migliore, Andy Serling, Simon Bray, and Alyssa Ali will once again handle the on-air duties for the series. Wolf will serve as the host while Bray and Serling handles analyst/handicapper duties.

“The ever-increasing national television presence of Thoroughbred racing, which now includes several races leading up to the Triple Crown and Breeders’ Cup as well as the FOX series, certainly helps build awareness of our sport,” said James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club. “The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 series, along with our wide-ranging fan development efforts conducted under the America’s Best Racing brand, encourage consumer engagement, and we look forward to working with our track partners, our sponsors and the team at FOX Sports to once again bring some of our best racing events to new audiences.”

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.