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Thursday, April 09, 2015Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1 Returns to Keeneland for Coolmore Lexington, Jenny Wiley

The Jockey Club Tour on FOX Sports 1, after recent stops at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, returns to Lexington, Ky., Saturday, April 11, with the $300,000 Jenny Wiley and the $250,000 Coolmore Lexington.

The telecast will air from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. EDT on FOX Sports 1 and will be streamed live on FOX Sports Go. The on-air duties will be handled by Greg Wolf, former jockey Richard Migliore, Andy Serling, Simon Bray and Alyssa Ali.

The Jenny Wiley will feature fillies and mares 4 years old and up going 1 1/16 miles on the turf.

The Coolmore Lexington, 1 1/16 miles on the dirt, is expected to showcase Kentucky Derby hopefuls Divining Rod and Tiznow R J. It is one of the last Derby prep races, and points for first through fourth are worth 10, 4, 2, and 1.

The telecast will include features on Keeneland and the Lexington area, Coolmore Stud, and Walker Hancock, the president of Claiborne Farm. Tom Durkin, the former longtime race caller for the New York Racing Association Inc., Breeders’ Cup and Triple Crown races, will contribute a video essay focusing on the foals, sales and racing that make Keeneland such a unique institution.

“We’re thrilled to once again showcase Keeneland and its rich history in the horse capital of the world,” said Jason Wilson, president, TJC Media Ventures. “The races and the features within the telecast should appeal to novices and longtime fans of Thoroughbred racing.”

The America’s Best Racing handicapping challenge will benefit Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the nation’s leading source of private funding for equine medical research that benefits all breeds of horses.

As part of a joint promotional arrangement with Autism Speaks, the on-air talent will all be wearing Autism Speaks lapel pins.

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 americasbestracing.net as well as on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and Instagram.

About FOX Sports 1
FOX Sports 1 is the fastest growing network in television, reaching over 90 million subscribers. Premiering in August 2013, the national sports network puts fans first with 24/7 coverage of the most compelling sports events in the world MLB, NASCAR, UFC, college football and basketball, world-class soccer, horse racing and more. Powered by record-breaking audiences generated by MLB postseason coverage this October, FOX Sports 1 has experienced significant viewership increases in prime time (79%) and in total day viewership (48%) in its second year. FOX Sports 1 is proud to be the home for The Ultimate Fighter in addition to covering LIVE main card fights; college football including Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA games; and Big East, Big 12, Pac-12 and Conference USA college basketball including the Big East men’s basketball tournament. FOX Sports 1 features consistent coverage from the world’s most prestigious soccer competitions like the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and CONCACAF Champions League, as well as coverage of FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2015 and 2019 and FIFA Men’s World Cup in 2018 and 2022. For more information, visit www.foxsports1.com.