104.5 ESPN Radio Team To Broadcast Races Live From Saratoga Racecourse For Second Season In A Row


Live race coverage, presented by NYRA Bets, airs Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during the 2021 summer meet

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – ESPN 104.5 The Team, New York’s Capital Region sports radio station, will provide full, live coverage of all the exciting action at Saratoga Racecourse every weekend during of the 2021 season.

Live coverage of the Saratoga Thoroughbred Races will begin each Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. and will include each race until the final post on 104.5 FM, as well as broadcast worldwide on 1045theteam.com or available by downloading the 104.5 The Team free app.

Presented by NYRA Bets, NYSCOPBA, Tech East Fire and Water Restoration and Michelob Ultra, the weekend shows will simultaneously air part of Saratoga Live, the nationally acclaimed horse racing television broadcast produced by NYRA in partnership with FOX Sports. Simultaneous audio streaming will include expert commentary and analysis from the paddock to display the time of each race.

On Friday, the station will also broadcast live race calls from NYRA track announcer John Imbriale during “The Drive with Charlie and Dan” which departs Saratoga starting at 3pm.

“We received excellent feedback on this partnership last season and are delighted to continue to provide Capital Region horse racing enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the simultaneous audio streaming of Saratoga Live via the local ESPN radio affiliate, ”said Tony Allevato, NYRA chief revenue officer. “It’s yet another convenient way for our fans to access the thrill and excitement of Saratoga.”

“We’re excited to partner with NYRA again this season to bring local and global listeners all the fast-paced and exciting action from Saratoga,” said Kevin Rich, President and Chief Revenue Officer of Townsquare Media Albany Market. “Our combination of originally produced content and the Saratoga Live broadcast ensures that fans are immersed in the full race day experience.”

In the event of Yankees baseball shows, race coverage will be available through 1045theteam.com and on the free 104.5 The Team app.

NYRA Bets is the official early deposit betting platform of the New York Racing Association and Saratoga Racecourse, and the best way to bet on every race in the 40-day summer meet. The NYRA Bets app is available for download today for iOS and Android at NYRABets.com.

For more information on Saratoga Racecourse, visit NYRA.com/Saratoga.

NYRA Press Office


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