10/16/2014 4:00PM

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.

Mark More than 1 year ago
Ian Douglas More than 1 year ago
The NYRA is just stomping on the competition. I just love it. But it's only a matter of time before they start charging for it. Cheers