NYRA AND MSG+ DELIVER SUPERIOR RACING
COVERAGE THROUGHOUT 2014
ELMONT, N.Y. – May 27, 2014 – MSG+ and The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) have teamed up to deliver viewers enhanced coverage of the New York racing scene throughout the year, including comprehensive preliminary coverage of the June 7 Belmont Stakes.
In April, MSG+ rolled out the National Racing Report, a show hosted by Jason Blewitt, Richard Migliore, and Andy Serling that recaps top stakes races throughout the country. This weekly show continues to air Monday and Tuesday nights at 6 p.m.
This was followed on May 21 with the unveiling of a newly revamped daily show —Aqueduct/Belmont/Saratoga Insider – hosted by Blewitt and Migliore.In addition to recapping the day’s racing, the show also focuses on what to look for, including races of interest and horses to watch, and incorporates viewer commentary via Twitter. The Insider airs live on racing days at 6:30 or 7 p.m.
MSG+ looks forward to bringing viewers several days of live racing throughout the year, including all three New York-bred Showcase Days — Big Apple Showcase Day on May 31, Saratoga Showcase Day on August 24 and Empire Showcase Day on October 18 at Belmont Park.
The centerpiece of the MSG+ live racing coverage is Friday Live at Saratoga, which will air Fridays from 5 – 6 p.m., beginning July 25, and encompass some of the historic track’s best racing, as well as preview the weekend’s graded stakes action.
With California Chrome hoping to become the first Triple Crown winner in 36 years, MSG+ will telecast live the Post Position Draw Show on June 4, the Wednesday before the race, from 11 – 11:30 a.m.
Racing fans can also look forward to an hour-long special “Belmont Insider: Belmont Stakes Preview,” which will air on Friday, June 6 and be repeated throughout the evening. Racing fans can also look forward to the Belmont Stakes Preview Show, which will air on Friday, June 6 at 7:30pm and be repeated throughout the evening.
“We are very excited to roll out this terrific new programming on MSG+, featuring a mix of major stakes recaps, daily insights, and dynamic live programming,” said NYRA Director of TV and Interactive Platforms Dan Silver. “The shows are a credit to all the talented people in NYRA’s TV department, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes.”
Below is a schedule of live racing broadcasts, with tentative broadcast times highlighted:
|2014 NYRA-MSG Broadcasts – “Friday Live from Saratoga” and Showcase Days|
|Date||Track||Featured Races||Day of Week||Timeframe|
|5/31/2014||Belmont||Big Apple Showcase Day||Saturday||5 – 6|
|7/25/2014||Saratoga||Curlin||Friday||5 – 6|
|8/1/2014||Saratoga||Sportech Caress||Friday||5 – 6|
|8/8/2014||Saratoga||National Racing Museum HOF (G2)||Friday||5 – 6|
|8/15/2014||Saratoga||John Morrissey (NYB)||Friday||5 – 6|
|8/22/2014||Saratoga||Personal Ensign(G1)||Friday||5 – 6|
|8/24/2014||Saratoga||Saratoga Showcase Day||Sunday||5 – 6|
|8/29/2014||Saratoga||Riskaverse (Listed)||Friday||5 – 6|
|10/18/2014||Belmont||Empire Showcase Day||Saturday||5 – 6|
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