This will be the third season the popular horse racing show will be broadcast on NBC and NBC Sports Network and will include all of the major stakes at the Spa this summer including the $1 million Travers (G1) on Aug. 24.
The three Triple Crown winners, Orb, Oxbow and Palace Malice are expected for the Travers.
The first telecast is coming up on Saturday, July 27 which will feature the $600,000 Diana (G1) for fillies and mares three-year-olds and upward going nine furlongs on the grass and the $600,000 Jim Dandy (G2) for three-year-olds.
The Jim Dandy is expected to attract Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice and Peter Pan (G2) winner Freedom Child.
The 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan will be in action at Saratoga this summer. His next likely start will come in the $500,000 Fourstardave (G2) on turf on Aug. 10, but his trainer Charles LoPresti has not ruled out a start on dirt in the $750,000 Whitney Handicap (G1) on Aug. 3.
The biggest race for the ladies this summer at the Spa will be the $600,000 Alabama (G1) on Aug. 17. Among those pointing toward the race are Dreaming of Julia, Princess of Sylmar, Unlimited Budget and Fiftyshdesofhay.
Summer at Saratoga Television Schedule
July 27: Grade 1, $600,000 Diana and Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy (5-6pm on NBC Sports Network)
August 3: Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap (5-6pm on NBC)
August 10: Grade 2, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (5-6pm on NBC)
August 11: Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack and Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special (5-6pm on NBC Sports Network)
August 17: Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama and Grade 1, $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (5-6pm on NBC Sports Network)
August 24: Grade 1, $500,000 Foxwoods King’s Bishop and Grade 1, $1 million Travers (4:30-6pm on NBC)
August 31: Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap, G1 $500,000 Forego and Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward (4-6pm on NBC Sports Network)
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