The New York Racing Series on MSG+ Heads to Saratoga
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
New York, NY (July 25, 2012) – The New York Racing Series on MSG+, featuring live thoroughbred racing specials from The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) between May and November, will head north to Saratoga for two consecutive Saturdays starting July 28 at 5:00 p.m.
The Saturday specials will feature two live marquee races each day: the Diana and Jim Dandy on Saturday, July 28; and the Whitney and Prioress on Saturday, August 4. The one-hour telecasts will be hosted by NYRA’s Jason Blewitt and include feature commentary and analysis from NYRA’s Eric Donovan, Richard Migliore, Andy Serling and Maggie Wolfendale.
The Grade 1, $600,000 Diana is expected to draw a stellar field of older filly and mare turfers, including Hungry Island, Tapitsfly, Winter Memories and Zagora. The Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy will feature a group of talented three-year-old colts hoping for a breakout summer performance, including Alpha, Atigun, Gemologist, Neck ‘n Neck and Teeth of the Dog.
The following weekend’s duo of Grade 1 races, the $750,000 Whitney and the $300,000 Prioress, will feature the top older male dirt horses and the speediest three-year-old fillies in the country, respectively.
MSG+’s daily coverage of thoroughbred racing starts each morning at 9:30 a.m. with “Saratoga in 30,” the half-hour race-replay show hosted by Blewitt and Donovan every day except Wednesday, and “Thoroughbred Weekly,” a weekly half-hour show on Wednesdays hosted by Blewitt, Donovan and Serling, which includes timely features and races of the week.
The New York Racing Series on MSG+ continues this fall with the New York Showcase Day from Belmont Park, featuring seven stakes races for New York-bred horses, on Saturday, October 20 at 4:00 p.m. and concludes on Saturday, November 24 with the Cigar Mile from Aqueduct starting at 3:00 p.m.