104.5 The Team ESPN Radio to Broadcast Races Live from Saratoga Race Course for Second Consecutive Season
Live racing coverage, presented by NYRA Bets, to air on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during 2021 summer meet
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – ESPN 104.5 The Team, the Capital Region’s radio home for New York sports, will feature live, full card coverage of all the exciting 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 1045theteam.com or available by downloading the free 104.5 The Team App.
Presented by NYRA Bets, NYSCOPBA, Tech East Fire and Water Restoration and Michelob Ultra, the weekend broadcasts will simulcast a portion of Saratoga Live, the nationally acclaimed horse racing telecast produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports. The audio simulcast will feature expert commentary and analysis from the paddock to post time of each race.
On Fridays, the station will also air the live race calls by NYRA track announcer John Imbriale during “The Drive with Charlie and Dan” which will originate from Saratoga beginning at 3 p.m.
“We received great feedback about this partnership last season and are excited to continue to offer Capital Region horse racing fans the opportunity to enjoy the audio simulcast of Saratoga Live through the local ESPN Radio affiliate,” said Tony Allevato, NYRA Chief Revenue Officer. “This is yet another convenient way for our fans to access the thrill and excitement of Saratoga.”
“We are thrilled to partner with NYRA again this season to provide listeners locally and worldwide all the fast-paced and thrilling action from Saratoga,” said Kevin Rich, Townsquare Media Albany Market President & Chief Revenue Officer. “Our combination of originally produced content along with the Saratoga Live telecast ensures that fans are immersed in the full experience of race day.”
In the event of Yankees baseball broadcasts, racing coverage will be available via 1045theteam.com and on the free 104.5 The Team App.
NYRA Bets is the official advance deposit wagering platform of the New York Racing Association and Saratoga Race Course, and the best way to bet every race of the 40-day summer meet. The NYRA Bets app is available for download today on iOS and Android at NYRABets.com.
For additional information about Saratoga Race Course, visit NYRA.com/Saratoga.