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Live Coverage From Fair Grounds This Saturday On FanDuel TV

The Road to the Kentucky Derby runs through Louisiana and FanDuel TV will be live on-site at Fair Grounds as the track hosts a stakes-laden card on Saturday featuring the $200,000 Lecomte Stakes (G3). FanDuel TV's Gabby Gaudet will be providing regular coverage from Fair Grounds throughout the meet with expert analysis, insights and interviews and will be joined by Scott Hazelton this weekend.

The $200,000 Lecomte Stakes, one of six stakes races on the fourteen-race card, has 20-8-6-4-2 Kentucky Derby qualifying points up for grabs for the top five finishers and serves as an early prep race for the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) on Feb. 18 and the $1 million Louisiana Derby (G2) on March 25. The race has drawn a field of eight Triple Crown hopefuls with Instant Coffee installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for Brad Cox. A graded stakes winning juvenile, the colt is from the first crop of stallion Bolt d'Oro and will have Luis Saez aboard for his three-year-old debut.

The weekend coverage will continue at Santa Anita with expert selections, interviews and analysis from Todd Schrupp, Simon Bray, Mike Joyce, Christina Blacker, Kurt Hoover and Joaquin Jaime. The featured race is the $100,000 Astra Stakes, a mile and a half turf contest for fillies and mares. The field of nine includes Australia Mia, a homebred for Don Alberto Stable. Trained by Michael McCarthy, the five-year-old mare was a multiple stakes winner in Chile and will be making her North American debut under Frankie Dettori.

At Gulfstream Park, Larry Collmus, Andie Biancone and Matt Bernier will be trackside with coverage of the eleven-race card. The $75,000 Sunshine Turf Stakes headlines the card and has drawn a field of seven including Me and Mr. C, the 2-1 morning line favorite for Mike Maker. The stakes winning gelding was last seen winning an allowance race at Gulfstream in November and will be ridden by Joel Rosario.

In addition to racing from Fair Grounds, Santa Anita and Gulfstream, TV will also be featuring Aqueduct, Laurel Park and more.

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