NYRA TV Analyst Richard Migliore, who rode over 4,000 winners during his career as a jockey, announced he will be leaving his position at NYRA TV following the Stars and Stripes Racing Festival July 8.
“I’d like to first thank NYRA for providing me with this wonderful opportunity after my riding days were over,” said Migliore. “I am so proud to have been a part of one of the best TV teams in horse racing, and I look forward to seeing NYRA TV’s continued success as a viewer. After spending so much of my life here at these racetracks, this is certainly a bittersweet moment and one that I have considered for quite some time. The best thing for me and my family right now is to strike a better balance between spending time on the farm in Millbrook with my family and working in the industry I love.”
A member of New York’s riding colony through a career that spanned 30 years, Migliore retired from riding in June of 2010 before joining NYRA TV in 2011. Since that time, Migliore has provided daily analysis during both the NYRA simulcast as well as the nationally televised “Saratoga Live” and “Belmont Live.” Migliore, who resides on a farm in Millbrook, New York, with his wife Carmela and four kids, was also head of the Apprentice Jockey program and hosted the popular New Owners’ Luncheons during his time with NYRA.
“Richie has been an instrumental part of making Saratoga Live and Belmont Live a success out of the gate,” said Tony Allevato, President of NYRA Bets and NYRA TV Executive Producer. “He brought experience, energy and respected insights to the broadcast. We will miss him.”
During his riding career, Migliore won the Eclipse Award as the nation’s leading apprentice in 1981 and added New York riding titles in both 1981 and 1985. Migliore was honored with the Mike Venezia Award in 2003 and the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in 2008.