The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and Fox Sports have reached an agreement that will keep Saratoga and Belmont racing on Fox Sports through 2030. The relationship between NYRA and Fox Sports was the only way for a lot of fans on New York Horse racing to see any of the action last season due to The COVID-19 pandemic. I know all parties involved are hoping fans will be able to safely return to the tracks this summer but knowing they can watch on Fox Sports as well is a very good thing.

NYRA Bets president Tony Allevato joined us and explained what the NYRA Fox Sports deal means to us here in the Capital Region.

Here are some of the details of the agreement from a NYRA and Fox Sports joint press release:

Media Rights Extension

The new agreement will extend FOX Sports’ television rights with NYRA through 2030 and further expand exclusivity for daily racing at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course.

Under the new deal, FOX Sports expects to air at least 700 hours of coverage each year from Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course and, outside of prior commitments, gives the network exclusive national broadcast rights at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course through 2030. NYRA will serve as the production arm for all horse racing events during the term of the partnership.

The new FOX Sports/NYRA agreement ensures that the Travers will air LIVE on FOX through 2030.

“NYRA is delighted to extend our relationship with FOX Sports,” said Tony Allevato, President, NYRA Bets. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with the FOX Sports team over the next decade to grow NYRA Bets while continuing to present the very best in horse racing coverage to more sports fans than ever before.”

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