10/16/2014 3:00PM

NYRA to offer preview of new high-definition website


This weekend, the New York Racing Association will give fans a two-day preview of its new high-definition website, one that will be available to mobile-device users, as well as those who use a computer.

The website will offer live streaming of NYRA’s races in high definition from several different camera angles, including a head-on and stretch view. When fully up and running, the stretch camera will allow fans and owners to view last eighth of a mile of morning workouts over Belmont’s main track.

Previously, high-definition live streaming of NYRA’s races was only available to NYRA Rewards members. For this weekend and when the new website is fully operational later this fall – toward the end of November – live streaming will be available to all customers.

“This is the first time we put an HD stream to non-New York residents,” said Dan Silver, NYRA’s director of TV and interactive platforms.

On Saturday and Sunday, fans can log on to NYRA.com, and there will be a banner that can be clicked on to direct you to the HD site. Fans will be required to provide an e-mail address to gain entrance into the HD site.

Eventually, via this website, NYRA hopes to offer HD views of Saratoga’s main track and the Oklahoma training track, Silver said.