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Thursday, May 08, 2014Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Stops at Belmont Park for Man o’ War

The Jockey Club Tour on FOX makes its first and only stop at historic Belmont Park Sunday, May 11, with live coverage of the Grade I, $400,000 Man o’ War Stakes on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. ET. The race is contested at 1 3/8 miles on the turf.

The Man o’ War Stakes has been held every year since 1959 and is named for the Thoroughbred many consider to be the best racehorse in the history of U.S. racing. Man o’ War won 20 of his 21 career starts. He won one of those races by 100 lengths and triumphed in another while carrying 138 pounds.

In the process, he set three world records, two American records, two track records, and equaled another track record. Seven of his victories came at Belmont Park.

The Ruffian Stakes will also be shown live as part of Sunday’s telecast and the Westchester Stakes (featuring 2013 Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice) will be shown on tape delay. There will be features on the unique history and dimensions of Belmont Park and NYRA’s new full-time Spanish language announcer Luis Grandison, plus a Kentucky Derby recap and Preakness Stakes 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.

Migliore, Serling and Wolfendale are no strangers to Belmont Park. Migliore was based there for most of his 31-year career as a jockey and now works as a racing analyst for the New York Racing Association (NYRA), Serling has been a racing analyst for NYRA simulcasts for the past six years, and Wolfendale has been a NYRA paddock analyst since 2010.

“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.

The Jockey Club Tour on FOX complete schedule follows:


Time (ET)



Sunday, May 11

4:30 – 6:00 pm

Man o’ War Stakes (G1)

Belmont Park, Elmont, New York

Sunday, July 6

5:00 – 6:30 pm

United Nations Stakes (G1)

Monmouth Park, Oceanport, New Jersey

Sunday, July 20

5:30 – 7:30 pm

Eddie Read Stakes (G1)

Del Mar, Del Mar, California

TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (G1)

Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York

Sunday, Aug. 10

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Saratoga Special Stakes (G2)

Saratoga Race Course

Sunday, Aug. 17

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes (G1)

Saratoga Race Course

Sunday, Sept. 14

5:00 – 6:30 pm

Ricoh Woodbine Mile (G1)

Woodbine Racetrack, Toronto

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

About NYRA
NYRA’s mission is “Meeting the highest standards in thoroughbred racing and equine safety.” Founded in 1955, and franchised to run thoroughbred racing at New York’s three major tracks (Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course) through 2033, NYRA boasts a lineage that actually stretches back almost 150 years. NYRA tracks are the cornerstone of the state’s thoroughbred business which contributes more than $2 billion annually to New York State’s urban, suburban and rural economy. In 2013, nearly 1.7 million people attended the live races at NYRA tracks. Factoring in nationwide off-track wagering, the average daily betting handle on NYRA races totals more than $9 million. NYRA has a vast network of websites, including,, and You can also follow NYRA on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

About The Jockey Club
The Jockey Club, founded in 1894 and dedicated to the improvement of Thoroughbred breeding and racing, is the breed registry for North American Thoroughbreds. In fulfillment of its mission, The Jockey Club, directly or through subsidiaries, provides support and leadership on a wide range of important industry initiatives, and it serves the information and technology needs of owners, breeders, media, fans and farms. It is a founding member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities and the architect and sole funding source for America’s Best Racing, the broad-based fan development initiative for Thoroughbred racing. You can follow America’s Best Racing at as well as on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram.