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Collmus Out As NYRA Announcer, Imbriale Takes The Mic Full-Time

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has appointed John Imbriale to the position of race caller and track announcer. In this role, Imbriale becomes the voice of NYRA at Aqueduct Racetrack, Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course. Imbriale succeeds Larry Collmus and follows a long line of legendary New York announcers, including Tom Durkin, […]

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Travers Stakes To Be Televised Live On FOX For First Time In History

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and FOX Sports today highlighted television coverage for Saturday’s blockbuster Travers Day at historic Saratoga Race Course. As a result of an expanded commitment and partnership between NYRA and the FOX Sports family of networks, sports fans and horseplayers will be treated to 6 ½ hours of live […]

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Acacia Courtney To Join ‘Saratoga Live’ Broadcast Team

The New York Racing Association has announced that Acacia Courtney will join the Saratoga Live broadcast team for the 2019 summer meet at historic Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Saratoga Live, which launched in 2016 in partnership with Fox Sports, will widely expand its programming during the 2019 meet, with live daily coverage of the […]

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NYRA To Provide Expanded Simulcast Coverage Of Belmont Stakes Racing Festival

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced that it will provide expanded simulcast coverage of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival highlighted by the 151st running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. The expanded broadcast will provide comprehensive coverage of all stakes races at Belmont Park on Friday, […]

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‘A Lot Of Fun’: Collmus Calls Harness Race At Yonkers

He’s called a pair of historic thoroughbred champions and countless Breeders’ Cups, but the career of Larry Collmus was officially made Monday night (March 11th). That’s because the popular voice of the New York Racing Association and the Triple Crown stopped by Yonkers Raceway to see how the other half lives. Collmus, a friend of […]

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Imbriale, Collmus To Split Aqueduct Announcing Duties Through Winter Meet

Racecaller Frank Mirahmadi, who has called races at the Big A from the start of the just-completed fall meet that spanned November 2- December 2, will continue to man the booth until Dec. 16 at Aqueduct. Mirahmadi was recently named Santa Anita Park’s permanent announcer and will assume his duties at the Arcadia, California track […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Retired Announcer Johnson Looks Back On ‘Once In A Lifetime’ Performances

Each year during Belmont Stakes week, former race announcer Dave Johnson throws a party for his friends somewhere in the bar of a high-end restaurant in Manhattan. It just so happens the friends of Dave Johnson are essentially horse racing’s illuminati: turf writers, trainers, Vegas big fish, Jockey Club stalwarts. Johnson knows them all. Johnson […]

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A ‘BatCam’ Helped Save The Day For NBC’s Coverage Of Foggy Preakness

Rob Hyland has covered major events for NBC Sports, from college and professional football to Olympic track and field and figure skating, but the network’s lead producer for horse racing had never seen a challenge like last Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at foggy Pimlico in Baltimore, Md. “For the first time in my career,” Hyland said, […]

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NYRA, MSG Networks Agree To Multi-Year Extension For Racing Programming

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) announced today a multi-year extension of their long-standing agreement for MSGN’s telecast of NYRA’s Thoroughbred racing programming, including NYRA’s flagship “Live” shows. With this agreement in place, MSG+ will continue to be the regional home for NYRA racing from Aqueduct racetrack, Belmont Park […]

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