New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Gulfstream Park’s Donn Handicap will be the
initial stakes race that will begin “The Jockey Club Tour on FOX” for 2015.
The Donn Handicap will part of a doubleheader on Saturday, Feb. 7. The 1 1/8-
mile Donn will be joined by the San Antonio Stakes at Santa Anita. Both races
are for older colts and geldings with Horse of the Year finalists Bayern and
California Chrome likely for the San Antonio along with 2013 Eclipse Award
winner Shared Belief.
“We could not script a better beginning to our second season of The Jockey
Club racing series than this showdown of champions,” said SVP, Programming,
Research & Content Strategy, FOX Sports Michael Mulvihill.
The opening broadcast will run from from 5:30-7:30 p.m. ET.
“There is always a terrific sense of anticipation and excitement when top
caliber and well-known horses compete against each other and we’re eagerly
awaiting the Donn-San Antonio telecast on FOX Sports 1,” said Tom Ludt,
president of Santa Anita Park and SVP of Racing and Gaming for TSG.
In 2014 there were 10 shows featuring better than 24 races. The on-air duties
will once again be handled by Greg Wolf, former jockey Richard Migliore, Andy
Serling, Simon Bray and Alyssa Ali.
“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.”