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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 71 on Time Warner Cable or Channel 27 on FIOS. As of March 6, 2013, The NYRA Network will move to channel 1994 on Time Warner Cable.
     

Belmont Schedule April/July

MONDAY
 
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. RACEDAY
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Simulcast of Yonkers Races and Various Thoroughbred Tracks

TUESDAY
 
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. RACEDAY
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Simulcast of Yonkers Races and Various Thoroughbred Tracks

WEDNESDAY
 
9:00 a.m. Belmont Replays
10:00 a.m. The National Racing Report
11:00 a.m The National Racing Report
11:30 a.m. Belmont Replays
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NYRA Live
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. RACENITE

THURSDAY
 
9:00 a.m. Belmont Replays
10:00 a.m. The National Racing Report
11:00 a.m. The National Racing Report
11:30 a.m. Belmont Replays
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NYRA Live
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. RACENITE

FRIDAY
 
8:30 a.m. Monmouth Replays
9:00 a.m Belmont Replays
10:00 a.m. The National Racing Report
11:00 a.m. Trips & Traps
12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. NYRA Live
5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. RACENITE

SATURDAY
 
8:30 a.m Monmouth Replays
9:00 a.m. Belmont Replays
10:00 a.m The National Racing Report
10:30 a.m. HRTV's The Edge
11:00 a.m. The National Racing Report
12:00 p.m. - 6 p.m. NYRA Live
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 a.m. RACENITE

SUNDAY
 
8:30 a.m. Monmouth Replays
9:00 a.m. Belmont Replays
11:10 a.m. Trips & Traps
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. NYRA LIVE
6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. RACENITE

 


TV Shows

 

  RACEDAY
The NYRA Network Presents Raceday, NYRA’s dark day television show, usually airs Mondays and Tuesdays and spotlights simulcast racing from around the country. Hosts for the show, which is broadcast from noon – 6 p.m. on the NYRA Network, include are NYRA TV Analysts Richard Migliore and Ernie Munick.

 

  National Racing Report
The National Racing Report, hosted NYRA TV Analysts Jason Blewitt, Andy Serling and Richard Migliore takes a look at stakes races throughout the country and usually airs on Saturday and Wedesday mornings on the NYRA Network. The Saturday show will preview upcoming weekend stakes races, while the Wednesday edition will recap major stakes from the previous weekend with a focus on Triple Crown preps.

 

  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.

 

  The Edge
The Edge is HRTV’s weekly half-hour handicapping show that features wagering strategies for exotic wagers each weekend. A pair of knowledgeable HRTV hosts analyze and dissect the weekend’s biggest Pick 4’s and Pick 6’s race-by-race and offer selections. Each episode focuses on one or two tracks and provides valuable wagering strategies. The NYRA Network airs The Edge on Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. EST.
 

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, who made her network debut on NBC in 2012 at Saratoga Race Course, has been NYRA’s paddock analyst since October 2010. The daughter of Maryland trainer Howard Wolfendale, Wolfendale got her assistant 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 continues to gallop horses in the morning and has retrained several retired thoroughbreds into new careers, including her new acquisition, stakes winner Hesa Big Star. Fans can follow her on Twitter, 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 and three years later became a co-host on Talking Horses, NYRA’s daily preview show, which he still hosts with fellow analysts Andy Serling and Jason Blewitt. Donovan, NYRA’s oddsmaker since 2005, serves as a reporter on MSG+’s racing broadcasts. The broadcast of the 2009 Woodward, won by Rachel Alexandra, earned an honorable mention in the Eclipse Awards’ Local Television category. Donovan is also co-host of Thoroughbred Weekly and Trips & Traps.

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Tom Durkin

NYRA track announcer Tom Durkin has been bringing his special brand of excitement to race fans at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course since 1990. A native of Chicago, Durkin studied theatre at St. Norbert College and began calling races at county fairs in Wisconsin in the early 1970s. Including the Breeders’ Cup, which he called from its inception in 1984 through 2005, and the Triple Crown, which he called through 2010, Durkin has called races at more than 50 tracks in six countries.

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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 a backup for NYRA announcer Tom Durkin, calling the races for most of the Winter/Spring Meet at Aqueduct. Though this is his most visible role with the company, Imbriale’s primary role at NYRA is director of TV production, directing simulcast feeds for Aqueduct, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, and serving as the executive producer for the MSG+ live broadcasts from NYRA tracks.

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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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