NYRA

The New York Racing Association


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NYRA Network

The NYRA Network is NYRA's cable television network which features live coverage of NYRA racing as well as simulcast signals from around the country. The NYRA Network can be found on Channel 1994 on Time Warner Cable or Channel 27 on FIOS.
     

Schedule

MONDAY
 
12:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. Simulcast of various thoroughbred tracks

TUESDAY
 
12:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. Simulcast of various thoroughbred tracks

WEDNESDAY
 
11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Aqueduct Replays
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. NYRA Live
4:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Racenite

THURSDAY
 
11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Aqueduct Replays
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. NYRA Live
4:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Racenite

FRIDAY
 
11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Aqueduct Replays
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. NYRA Live
4:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Racenite

SATURDAY
 
11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Aqueduct Replays
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. NYRA Live
4:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Racenite

SUNDAY
 
11:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Aqueduct Replays
11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. NYRA Live
4:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Racenite

 


TV Shows



  RACENITE
The NYRA Network presents Racenite highlights select simulcast signals from tracks around the country, with coverage usually extending to the end of the card at Yonkers Raceway.

 

 

On-Air Talent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Andy Serling

The always opinionated Serling has been offering his handicapping insights on Talking Horses, NYRA Live, Trips & Traps and the National Racing Report since 2008, when he joined NYRA’s broadcast team. Serling has been picking horses since 1973, when his family moved from Princeton, N.J. to Saratoga Springs, N.Y. When he wasn’t playing the horses or working in the racing industry, Serling traded options on the floor of the American Stock Exchange. Fans can also follow Serling on Twitter, where he analyzes the races for horseplayers who cannot tune into the shows.

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Maggie Wolfendale

Wolfendale has been NYRA’s paddock analyst since October 2010. The daughter of Maryland trainer Howard Wolfendale, Wolfendale got her trainer’s license in 2008, the same year she served as Miss Preakness for Pimlico’s signature Triple Crown event. She subsequently worked in the communications department at the Maryland Jockey Club and served as a television analyst at Pimlico and Colonial Downs prior to joining NYRA. Wolfendale has enjoyed covering horse racing for national networks, Fox Sports 1 and NBC Sports. She also continues to gallop horses in the morning and has retrained several retired thoroughbreds into new careers. Fans can follow her on Twitter, @MaggieWolfndale, where she shares her paddock observations.

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Richard Migliore

With 4,450 career winners, retired jockey Richard Migliore brings his wealth of experience to his role as a broadcast analyst on a variety of NYRA TV programs. Born and raised on Long Island, Migliore got a job on a horse farm near his home and decided upon a career as a jockey at age 12. He began riding in 1980, and in 1981 won the Eclipse Award as the nation’s top apprentice with 298 victories. Twice the leading rider in New York – in 1981 and 1985 – Migliore won or tied as leading rider at 10 different NYRA meets, most recently taking the 2005 Aqueduct spring meet before retiring in June, 2010.

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Jason Blewitt

A native of Floral Park, N.Y., Blewitt began working for NYRA in 1998 as a press box assistant and nine months later made his first appearance on Talking Horses, NYRA’s daily preview show. Today, Blewitt is a regular on Talking Horses and NYRA Live, in addition to hosting the Aqueduct/Belmont Park/Saratoga In 30 daily recap show and Thoroughbred Weekly on MSG+. Blewitt also co-hosts The National Racing Report, which takes a look at stakes races throughout the country and usually airs on Saturday and Wednesday mornings on the NYRA Network.

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Eric Donovan

Donovan, a native of White Plains, N.Y., began working as a member of the NYRA Communications department in 1999 upon graduation from Ithaca College.  From 2002-2014, he served as co-host on Talking Horses, NYRA’s daily preview show.  Donovan has also appeared on Thoroughbred Weekly, Trips and Traps and MSG+ live racing broadcasts.  In 2014, he began producing Aqueduct/Belmont/Sararoga Insider, a nightly show covering racing on MSG+.  From 2005 to present, Donovan has served as NYRA’s morning-line odds maker.

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John Imbriale

A native New Yorker, Imbriale joined NYRA in 1979 after winning a New York Daily News contest for aspiring racecallers which provided a job in the NYRA press office as part of the grand prize. Imbriale later worked with the legendary Harvey Pack, longtime host of the NYRA recap show “Thoroughbred Action,” and today serves as one of NYRA’s track announcers. His primary role at NYRA is director of TV production, directing simulcast feeds for Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga.

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Luis Grandison

In April 2014, the New York Racing Association became the first racetrack operator in the United States to offer year-round Spanish language race calls, hiring Luis Grandison to provide live calls in Spanish at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. Grandison, a 57-year-old Panama native, called races at El Hipódromo Presidente Remón in Panama City from 1978 – 2003. His extensive sports broadcasting experience also includes stints with ABC Radio, KW Continente and Radio Pan-Americana.

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Ernie Munick

Munick was one of the country's leading handicappers from 1986 to 1989, selecting winners at a high clip for the New York Daily News, where he also wrote a daily racing column and filed graded entries, including his own morning line. In 2011, he resumed the role of public handicapper in fine fettle, serving as co-host of The NYRA Network Presents Raceday, NYRA’s dark day television show. For the last 20 years, Munick has worked as a writing teacher, editor, dog-walker and musician, but he never lost touch with horse racing. Munick has also served as a vlogger for the Breeders' Cup World Championships and a blogger for BelmontStakes.com.  

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