Horse racing to air on new Fox Sports network

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Horse racing will have a presence on Fox Sports' new television network, with major stakes races broadcast starting in 2014.

A multiyear agreement between Fox Sports and The Jockey Club announced Thursday calls for up to 10 telecasts a year on Fox Sports 1, with each show including two top stakes races featuring the leading horses in North America. The network launches Aug. 17.

The series will begin Feb. 9 with the Donn Handicap and Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap -- both Grade 1 races -- airing from Gulfstream Park in Florida.

The complete schedule of races will be released later.