ELMONT, N.Y. – The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and Altitude Sports announced an agreement today for the regional cable network to telecast “Saratoga Live” from Saratoga Race Course throughout the 2016 meet.

Altitude will televise 38 shows to its national audience of 5.7 million homes across a 10-state geographic area encompassing the Midwest and Rocky Mountain regions. “Saratoga Live” will continue to be broadcast on MSG+.

Featuring in-depth analysis of the races from historic Saratoga Racecourse, TV analysts Jason Blewitt, former Eclipse Award-winning jockey Richard Migliore, renowned handicapper Andy Serling, Maggie Wolfendale’s paddock analysis. “Saratoga Live” will debut July 22, the opening day of the 2016 season.

The package includes an action-filled schedule that includes a stakes race in every telecast. The shows will air at 5 p.m. ET (3 p.m. MT) on most race days.

“We are excited to team with Altitude and showcase Saratoga’s world-class thoroughbred racing in millions of new homes,” said Tony Allevato, NYRA’s executive producer and president of NYRA Bets. “Altitude’s fast-growing network and commitment to presenting live sports makes them the perfect partner to help NYRA attract new fans across the Midwest.”

“Partnering with NYRA will help us bring high-caliber racing to a new fan base and we’re thrilled for the opportunity to showcase Saratoga’s racing schedule across the country,” said Doug Ballmer, Altitude’s senior director of programming.

The partnership with Altitude Sports is part of an exciting summer, as NYRA will launch a new deposit wager (ADW) platform with NYRA Bets set to take the place of the current program, NYRA Rewards. Viewers in Altitude Sports’ coverage area will soon be able to wager on New York’s world-class racing, as NYRA Bets will be open to horseplayers from across the country. NYRA Rewards was formerly restricted to New York State residents.

About the New York Racing Association (NYRA)

Founded in 1955 and franchised to run thoroughbred racing at New York’s three major tracks (Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park, and Saratoga Race Course) through 2033, the New York Racing Association’s mission is “meeting the highest standards in thoroughbred racing and equine safety.” With a lineage of nearly 150 years, NYRA tracks are the cornerstone of New York State’s thoroughbred industry, which contributes more than $2 billion annually to its urban, suburban and rural economy.

In 2015, more than 1.75 million people attended live races at NYRA tracks. Factoring in nationwide off-track wagering, the average daily betting handle on NYRA races totaled nearly $11 million. For more information, visit www.NYRA.com. Stay connected with New York Racing by following NYRA on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube.

About Altitude

Seen in more than three million homes in a 10-state territory and 5.7 million nationally, Altitude is the television home of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Colorado Mammoth, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Eagles, Denver Outlaws, the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, University of Denver sports (soccer, volleyball, gymnastics and lacrosse,) Colorado State University and Air Force Academy football shows as well as other local and regional sports, entertainment and public service programming.  A full list of Altitude programming and other information can be found at www.altitude.tv<http://www.altitude.tv>.


Altitude TV Schedule – 2016 Saratoga Race Course Meet

Date                          Show Title
22-Jul                        Saratoga Live: Opening Day

23-Jul                        Saratoga Live: Diana Stakes

24-Jul                        Saratoga Live: Coaching Club American Oaks

25-Jul                        Saratoga Live: Lucky Coin Stakes


27-Jul                        Saratoga Live: Honorable Miss Handicap

28-Jul                        Saratoga Live: John Morrissey Stakes

29-Jul                        Saratoga Live: Curlin Stakes

31-Jul                        Saratoga Live: Shuvee Stakes

1-Aug                        Saratoga Live: Coronation Cup Stakes


3-Aug                        Saratoga Live: Shine Again Stakes

4-Aug                        Saratoga Live: Quick Call Stakes

5-Aug                        Saratoga Live: National Museum of Racing HOF

6-Aug                        Saratoga Live: Whitney Stakes

7-Aug                        Saratoga Live: Alydar Stakes

8-Aug                        Saratoga Live: Cab Calloway Stakes


10-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Birdstone Stakes

11-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Statute of Liberty Stakes

12-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Tale of the Cat

13-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Fourstardave Handicap

14-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Saratoga Special Stakes

15-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Saratoga Dew Stakes


17-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Bolton Landing Stakes

18-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Union Avenue Stakes

19-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Skidmore Stakes

20-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Alabama Stakes

21-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Lake Placid Stakes

22-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Summer Colony Stakes


24-Aug                      Saratoga Live: John’s Call Stakes

25-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Riskaverse Stakes

26-Aug                      Saratoga Live: New York Showcase

27-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Personal Ensign Stakes

28-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Smart N Fancy Stakes

29-Aug                      Saratoga Live: Better Talk Now Stakes


31-Aug                      Saratoga Live: With Anticipation Stakes

2-Sep                        Saratoga Live: Evan Shipman Stakes

4-Sep                        Saratoga Live: Prioress Stakes

5-Sep                        Saratoga Live: Hopeful Stakes

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