Tony Allevato

NYRA And Draftkings Form Betting And Sponsorship Agreement, Includes Travers

DraftKings Inc. and the New York Racing Association, Inc. have made an agreement to establish the digital sports and gaming company as an official betting partner of both Saratoga Race Course and the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, as well as the presenting sponsor of the GI Travers S., the track said in Thursday release. Under the sponsorship, DraftKings's advance deposit wagering offering--DK Horse--will play a prominent role throughout the festival. Along with the DraftKings Travers, NYRA's new partner will also become the presenting sponsor for the GI DK Horse Acorn...

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Caesars Entertainment Launches Caesars Racebook in New York

Caesars Entertainment launched its horse racing wagering app Caesars Racebook in New York, the casino-entertainment company said in a release Thursday morning. Fans in the Empire State can now access pari-mutuel wagering on horse racing content from more than 300 tracks around the world, all tied to Caesars Rewards, the gaming industry's loyalty program. Caesars Racebook's debut in New York builds on recent launches in sixteen states, including California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Ohio. Powered by NYRA Bets, Caesars Racebook is now available in New York on iOS, Android and...

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FOX SARATOGA SATURDAY, a new national television show covering the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, presented by FOX Sports and the New York Racing Association, will debut this coming Saturday beginning at 3 p.m. ET. The show will air on FOX for six consecutive weeks and deliver in-depth broadcasts of the historic track's biggest races. "The greatest meet in horse racing is moving to FOX Sports' biggest stage," said Michael Mulvihill, President, Insights and Analytics, FOX Sports, FOX Entertainment and Tubi. "The launch of FOX SARATOGA SATURDAY demonstrates FOX...

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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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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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NYRA, Resorts World Partner at Saratoga

Resorts World will serve as naming rights partner for the Founders Room and Legends Hall, which are located within the 1863 Club at Saratoga Race Course, and will be the presenting sponsor of the $750,000 GI Sword Dancer S. on GI Runhappy Travers Day, Aug. 28, the New York Racing Association (NYRA) announced Saturday. "We are excited to expand our partnership with Resorts World, our longtime neighbor at Aqueduct Racetrack," said Tony Allevato, NYRA Chief Revenue Officer. "We invite and encourage our fans to experience and enjoy the many amenities...

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Grigsby, TVG, Prepare to Put On a Show at Del Mar

Southern California native Kevin Grigsby, the Executive Producer and Senior Vice President of Television at FanDuel Group & TVG, doesn't give a lot of interviews. "It's a personal preference of mine," says Grigsby. "I love having the network speak for itself, more so than I like to speak for the network." But when the Del Mar meet opens Friday, the network will kick off a comprehensive programming schedule that includes hundreds of hours of live coverage, seven on-air talent, dozens of cameras, and new technology, and so Grigsby has come...

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ESPN Radio to Broadcast Live Racing from Saratoga

ESPN 104.5 The Team, the Capital Region's radio home for New York sports, will feature live, full card coverage of all the action from Saratoga Race Course each weekend during the 2021 season. Live coverage of Thoroughbred racing from Saratoga will begin each Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and include every race through final post broadcast on 104.5 FM, as well as streamed worldwide at or available by downloading the free 104.5 The Team App. Presented by NYRA Bets, NYSCOPBA, Tech East Fire and Water Restoration and Michelob...

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SNY To Telecast America's Day at the Races & Saratoga Live

The New York Racing Association, Inc. announced SNY will serve as a new regional television home for racing from Belmont and Saratoga. SNY will present 15 weekends of live racing of America's Day at the Races and Saratoga Live throughout the summer and into the fall, beginning with June 26-25. This weekend's shows will begin at 5 p.m. on both days. "This summer should be an exciting season from New York's historic racetracks as fans return to the stands just in time for the heart of the racing season at...

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Jackpocket Official Mobile Lottery Partner of NYRA

Jackpocket, the only licensed third-party lottery app in the United States, will become the official mobile lottery partner of the New York Racing Association and will become the title sponsor of the $400,000 GI Jackpocket Jaipur S. June 5, a six-furlong turf event that serves as a 'Win and You're In' qualifier for the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. The announcement of the partnership comes on the heels of the company's New York launch this past January and more recently on the Google Play Store. Jackpocket allows New York residence...

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Q and A on the New NYRA Fox Sports Deal

   After the big announcement Thursday on a 10-year deal between NYRA and Fox Sports that will see the t.v. giant acquire 25% of NYRA Bets, TDN Publisher Sue Finley talked to Michael Mulvihill, FOX Sports's Executive Vice President, Head of Strategy and Analytics, and to Tony Allevato, the President of NYRA Bets. TDN: Tony, when you did this deal with Fox in 2019, a lot of people doubted that it was the right move, and argued that people would struggle to find horse racing on t.v. That hasn't been...

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FOX Sports and NYRA Announce Landmark Wagering and Media Rights Agreement

Edited Press Release FOX Sports and the New York Racing Association, Inc. have announced an expanded partnership agreement that establishes FOX Sports as the official wagering partner of NYRA Bets and the leading media provider for elite Thoroughbred racing through the next decade. The prior FOX Sports/NYRA media rights agreement provided a FOX Sports subsidiary with an option to acquire a 25% stake in NYRA Bets, LLC, a leading Advance Deposit Wagering platform launched in 2016 and available to customers in 30 states across the country. The FOX Sports subsidiary...

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