Fox Sports 1 to Broadcast Top Horse Races from 2014
August 8, 2013
FOX Sports will broadcast a number of top horse racing events after a multi-year agreement was struck with The Jockey Club.
The deal starts in 2014 and sees the new sports network FOX Sports 1, which launches on August 17, deliver up to ten telecasts per year, with each one including two top stakes races across North America.
The race series includes some of the most historic tracks in North America, including Del Mar, Gulfstream Park, Keeneland, Santa Anita park and Woodbine.
The agreement also includes international and Spanish-language rights, including the right to air races on FOX Deportes.
FOX Sports executive vice president of production and executive producer John Entz said: “FOX Sports 1 is all about making sports more fun, and few events in sports are as much fun as a day at a great racetrack.
“Our partnership with The Jockey Club highlights the elements that make horse racing fun: the power and grace of the Thoroughbred, the challenging puzzle of handicapping, and the social aspect of a day at the races.
“We look forward to showcasing the highest level of competition in one of the most storied of all sports.”
Ogden Mills Phipps, who is the chairman of The Jockey Club added: “Increasing the national television presence of Thoroughbred racing continues to be a key component of our fan retention and development efforts under the America’s Best Racing banner, and it will be gratifying to see Thoroughbred racing alongside Major League Baseball, college basketball, college football, NASCAR, and UFC events on the new FOX Sports 1.”