09/11/2010 1:28PM

Belmont Park: TVG not showing races


TVG is not showing the races from Belmont Park today, though it is not clear why.

According to NYRA officials, TVG has the exclusive rights to broadcast Turfway Park and Woodbine which gives those tracks priority over Belmont Park, which does not have an exclusive contract with TVG. NYRA officials perplexed as to why the races aren't at least being shown on tape delay. TVG officials were not immediately available for comment.

``I don't understand why they can't do us on a replay,'' said Liz Bracken, NYRA's director of simulcast sales. ``The thing that bothers me is they made us move a lot of thigns at Saratoga to accomodate them including the Personal Ensign.''

 Bracken said she too has had difficulty contacting anyone from TVG.