horse racing on television

NYRA, FOX Sports Prime Ticket Enter Agreement To Broadcast ‘Saratoga Live’ Throughout Meet

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports Prime Ticket and FOX Sports San Diego announced an agreement today to broadcast “Saratoga Live” from Saratoga Race Course throughout the 2017 meet. In addition, the regional sports networks will air select “Belmont Park Live” shows over the course of the current spring/summer meet.  Prime […]

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Ratings For NBC’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Telecast Down Sharply From 2015

Saturday’s one-hour telecast of the Breeders’ Cup Classic on NBC attracted an audience of 2.26 million households, down 42 percent from the 2015 telecast when 3.87 million households tuned in for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s unprecedented victory in the Classic at Keeneland, which made him what some called horse racing’s first “grand slam” winner. In […]

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Paulick Report 11/1 News Minute

The Paulick Report (www.paulickreport.com) sends out its headlines newsletter every weekday morning at 9 a.m ET (10 a.m. weekends), but the news doesn’t stop after you’ve had your morning coffee. Each weekday afternoon, the Paulick Report brings you a video News Minute to let you know what’s happening around the Thoroughbred racing world: news we […]

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Update: Deal Reached Allowing TVG To Televise Breeders’ Cup Undercard

Since publication of this article on Tuesday, officials have reached an agreement permitting TVG to televise Breeders’ Cup undercard races from Santa Anita on Friday and Saturday. TVG will not televise the 13 Breeders’ Cup world championship races. Click here to read the update. Unless an 11th-hour agreement is reached, there will be no television […]

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Viewership Of NBC’s Preakness Telecast Up 6 Percent

Exaggerator’s muddy run to victory in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes on NBC averaged 9.4 million viewers – up 6 percent from Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah’s first-place finish at Pimlico last year (8.9 million viewers), according to official national data provided today by the Nielsen Company. NBC’s average of 9.4 million viewers also marked the third time in four […]

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2015 Belmont Beats Super Bowl, Prize Fight For ‘Sports Event Of The Year’ Title

The New York Racing Association, Inc. won the Street & Smith’s Sports Business Journal “Sports Event of the Year” award for the 2015 Belmont Stakes on Wednesday night. NYRA earned top honors among a premier group of finalists that included Super Bowl 50, the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final, Bojangles’ Southern 500 and the Mayweather […]

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Ratings for NBC’s Kentucky Derby Telecast Drop 14 Percent

Overnight ratings for Saturday’s NBC Sports telecast of the Kentucky Derby, won by Nyquist, fell by 14 percent, from a 10.8 rating and 24 share of audience in 2015 to a 9.3 rating and 21 share this year. As usual, Louisville, Ky., host city for the Derby, led the ratings with a 33.7 rating and 62 share, following by […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Who Will Win The ‘Summer Challenge’?

The next eight weeks are what many horse racing fans live for. Thursday’s opening of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club meet at the seaside racetrack north of San Diego and next Friday’s curtain-raiser at historic Saratoga in upstate New York bring exceptional racing to both coasts. The 2014 Del Mar meeting featured the debut of […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: Second Season

Will there be a Triple Crown letdown? Maybe, but it won’t last long. Of course, it’s difficult to sustain the excitement of the past few weeks, but the summer season is about to begin and that means some of the biggest events on the racing calendar are still to come. There’s certain to be a buzz in […]

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American Pharoah Offers A Carpe Diem Moment For Racing

Two out of three readers who voted in this week’s Paulick Report poll believe American Pharoah’s Triple Crown triumph will help create new racing fans. Between the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes, NBC Sports said something like 45 million television viewers tuned in watch horse racing. Some of them were casual viewers who must […]

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