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Andy Serling Joins the TDN Writers' Room

With the first week of the 2022 Saratoga meet in the books, NYRA and Fox Sports TV analyst Andy Serling joined the TDN Writers' Room Tuesday as the to talk about how Saratoga somehow continues to exceed its sky-high expectations.

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Horseshoe Indianapolis to Join Fox Sports Broadcast

Horseshoe Indianapolis is partnering with Fox Sports Network beginning Tuesday, May 3, the track announced Monday. Several races will be running alongside Churchill Downs this GI Kentucky Derby week during the daily broadcast from Fox Sports. "We are excited to be included in such a powerhouse lineup of Thoroughbred racing offered during Derby Week," said Eric Halstrom, Vice President and General Manager of Racing at Horseshoe Indianapolis. "We begin our racing program at approximately 2:30 p.m. both Tuesday and Wednesday and will feature our first six races on Fox Sports...

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Churchill Spring Meet to Air on FOX Sports

The racing action from Churchill Downs Racetrack throughout the 2022 Spring Meet will be broadcast on FOX Sports' "America's Day at the Races," which will air every race day on either FS1 or FS2. The Kentucky Oaks and Derby cards will be shown on tape delay. Produced by the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in partnership with FOX Sports, "America's Day at the Races" is hosted by Greg Wolf with a team of handicappers and racing analysts that includes Paul LoDuca, Andy Serling, Maggie Wolfendale, Acacia Courtney, Richard Migliore,...

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PDJF TVG Telethon Shatters Donation Record

The fourth annual Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund TVG Telethon, held Apr. 10 and presented by Lane's End Farm, raised a record-breaking $383,945. The 2020 event was cancelled due to the pandemic, but it returned in 2021 to raise $339,672 in donations. Support came in from across the country including major contributions from Lane's End Farm; Lee, Aimee and Jeffrey Einsidler; Jim McIngvale; and John Hendrickson on behalf of the Marylou Whitney Foundation. TVG's parent company FanDuel matched all donations up to $100,000. This year was also the first time the...

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America's Day at the Races will Feature Saturday's Arkansas Derby

An addition to "America's Day at the Races" will feature a chance to see D. Wayne Lukas's filly, Secret Oath (Arrogate), take on the boys and possibly secure a GI Kentucky Derby berth in live coverage of Saturday's GI Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. Saturday's broadcast, which will feature live racing from both Oaklawn and Aqueduct Racetrack, begins on FOX Sports 2 at 1:30 p.m. ET before moving to Fox Sports 1 at 4:00 p.m. ET. Coverage will continue until 8:30 p.m. ET with post time for the Arkansas Derby...

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Record Number of Broadcasters to Show DWC Night

A record number of broadcasters will showcase the $30.5-million Dubai World Cup night card on Mar. 26. Eight of the nine races are for Thoroughbreds, anchored by the $12-million G1 Dubai World Cup Sponsored By Emirates Airline, one of six Group 1s on the evening. The presenting team at Meydan includes Nick Luck, Britney Eurton, Rishi Persad, Michelle Yu, Tom Stanley, Angus McNae and Nick Lightfoot, plus commentator Alistair Cohen. Dubai Racing Club, with its appointed distribution and production company, Racecourse Media Group (RMG), and HBA Media, will broadcast to...

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First Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup Shown On American National TV A Success

The 2022 G1 Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup was broadcast for the first time on Fox Sports in the U.S. on Friday and was named a "resounding success". Rachael Blackmore triumphed aboard A Plus Tard (Fr) (Kapgarde {Fr}) at Cheltenham Racecourse, and the experience impressed American television executives. Fox Sports, working with HBA Media and racecourse Media Group, took the Racing TV feed, fronted by Nick Luck, for an hour around the Gold Cup. Tony Allevato, the Chief Revenue Officer of NYRA, who was experiencing the Cheltenham Festival for the first...

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Fox Sports' Mike Mulvihill Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Fox Sports has embraced horse racing and has acquired the broadcasting rights for the GI Belmont S., starting in 2023. And one of the reasons why is that in Executive Vice President, Head of Strategy and Analytics Mike Mulvihill, Fox has an executive who likes the sport and is bullish on its future, particularly when it comes to the gambling element. This week, Mulvihill joined the team on the TDN Writers' Room podcast, presented by Keeneland, to talk about Fox's increasing interest in the racing. Mulvihill was this week's Green...

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Michael Mulvihill Joins the TDN Writers' Room

This week on the TDN Writers' Room, Fox Sports Executive Vice President Mike Mulvihill joins the TDN Writers' Room to discuss the exclusive deal NYRA and Fox Sports recently reached for the media rights to the GI Belmont Stakes.

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FOX Sports and NYRA Reach Exclusive Belmont Stakes Deal

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports have reached an agreement with the latter acquiring exclusive media rights for the GI Belmont Stakes, beginning in 2023. The eight-year agreement runs through 2030 and includes the entire Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, which is the multi-day event of top races preceding the Belmont S., as well as a new title sponsorship deal which grants NYRA Bets the title sponsorship to the Belmont S. "FOX Sports has quickly become the year-round home of the finest Thoroughbred racing in the country,"...

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NYRA, ABR Extend Partnership Through 2023

The New York Racing Association, Inc. and America's Best Racing have extended their partnership through 2023. America's Best Racing will continue as a presenting sponsor of both America's Day at the Races and Saratoga Live. Saratoga Live, produced by NYRA in conjunction with FOX Sports, is in its sixth season broadcasting the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course to a national audience on the networks of FOX Sports with weekend regional coverage on newly named broadcast partner SNY. NYRA produced nearly 800 hours of national television coverage in 2020, more...

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Acacia Courtney Joins the TDN Writers' Room

NYRA/Fox Sports TV Host Acacia Courtney joined this week's TDN Writers' Room to share her favorite moments from the first half of the Saratoga race meet and give her picks for a big upcoming weekend of racing.

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