06/15/2014 4:38PM

NYRA broadcast may go dark in New York City

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Racing fans in the five boroughs of New York could be left in the dark beginning Monday as a contract that allows the New York Racing Association to broadcast its races on television in the city was set to expire.

According to NYRA officials, NYRA and the city are currently involved in negotiations to extend the contract that permits NYRA to show its races – as well as races from out-of-state tracks – on the New York City government access channel  (1994 and 71 on Time Warner Cable, 27 on FIOS, and 74 on Cablevision in Brooklyn and the Bronx).

NYRA took over the channel in 2011 shortly after New York City OTB declared bankruptcy. The contract between NYRA and the city was set to expire at midnight Monday, meaning there likely will be an interruption of service beginning Monday. NYRA, after racing Sunday, was not scheduled to conduct live racing again until Wednesday.

Fans on Long Island who get the NYRA Network via Cablevision will continue to get the racing channel. Also, races will continue to be available on NYRARewards.com, NYRA’s ROKU channel, HRTV, and TVG.

russell More than 1 year ago
NYRA Rewards is the way to go. Track prices and no fees. But you have to be a NY resident. Even funding and withdrawing from your account is free. Only problem I ever had is betting the international races. They dont open until 9 or 10am
flash gordon More than 1 year ago
TVG is the way to go if you can afford it.
AL More than 1 year ago
TVG is great but they do not show Yonkers, Mohawk
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ever see the story of Carmine Abbatiello caught at the Canadian Border with, uh, $900K in the trunk after a Mafia send-in? LOVE Yonkers!
georget More than 1 year ago
Wasn't that Mike LaChance?
Vince Piscitelli More than 1 year ago
If and only if you are deaf or have an iron stomach. Vince P
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Or no stomach...or brain...at all.
Debra Muller More than 1 year ago
The new Belmont Insider show is so horrible. It's almost thirty minutes of Jason Blewitt talking and talking and talking. He has an irritating way of speaking. Everyone I've spoken to wants the Belmont in 30 program with the replays back.
Troy More than 1 year ago
I agree. Jason Blewitt is unlistenable along with his know it all partner Andy Serling. Although I will say they help me a lot when I need to narrow down some horses. If both agree on a horse to win I immediately throw that horse out. Throw John Imbriale into the mix and the NYRA circuit has the worst broadcasting team in the country.
Chris Lowe More than 1 year ago
I e-mailed NYRA after the second Insider aired, politely voicing my displeasure of the format change.They replied with a polite thank you. I do not believe it will revert anytime soon. And if Imbriale replaces Mr. Durkin, my mute button on my laptop will get a real workout.
HatzOffToNixon More than 1 year ago
The only person that makes Serling look good is Blewitt & VICE VERSA.
HatzOffToNixon More than 1 year ago
come to think of it, i'd rather hear Harvey Pack replays from the 80's than listen to those blowhards.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think nyra is more crooked than churchill downs.
mikey More than 1 year ago
It's a match race.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And fixed.
flash gordon More than 1 year ago
Go bet the trotters then. See how legit it is.ever saw easymoney?
Bruce Epstein More than 1 year ago
Grow up and watch TVG or HRTV. Local NYRA is not necessary, it's an added expense. Can't you see this?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The NYRA is the expense...one sane folks don't get involved with.
raymond More than 1 year ago
NYRA is the best show in the country, has the best thoroughbreds, writes the best conditions, has the best jockeys and management is head and heels above the rest. NYRA should take over the industry and show the world how to put on a class show. NYRA is A#1.
Bruce Epstein More than 1 year ago
"Management" sir either you work for NYRA or just an idiot
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just an idiot. Like me on this, uh, forum.
David G. More than 1 year ago
Are you referring to same management that charged its patrons $20 for parking on Belmont day without prior notice?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only $20? Cuomo to the, uh, rescue!
mikey More than 1 year ago
Lay off the drugs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DRF the most widely abused drug in NY/America.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not agree with you especially the best condition part.
Mike Cooper More than 1 year ago
What an idiot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont live in new york (thanks god), so the tv issue doesnt interest me. But i did want to mention that belmont track fixed some more races and skimmed from the wager pools again this weekend.
flash gordon More than 1 year ago
tore a few tickets this weekend didn't you?
Chris Lowe More than 1 year ago
This same "Anonymous" posts pool dipping paranoia on a regular basis. He needs to change his foil hat wear from generic to Reynolds.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ever been to Elmont, NY? If you're alive after your visit, give us a jingle.
flash gordon More than 1 year ago
Was there for fathers day last weekend.great time , great people and cashed a few winners.belmont is beautiful but your right the neighborhood around it is not great same with a lot of other tracks.
Chuck Seddio More than 1 year ago
will somebody please fix the roku streaming,it is unreliable,buffering buffering buffering,retrieving. it doesnt stay on,constant interuption. you would figure by now they would have gotten it right. otherwise nyra rewards is the way to go, constant reliable video,free replays and the top rebate,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whine, Whine whine. Will all the whiners and sore losers just please get the heck out of here!
Jeff N More than 1 year ago
Your website is just like a Blackout###
mikeg More than 1 year ago
Why, is it because all the articles are not free anymore?