HRTV, NTRA Provide Weekend Race Coverage

The television networks will cover the Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial.

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association’s web site,, will offer free, live video streaming of the Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial (gr. I) from Aqueduct April 9. HRTV will additionally be onsite at the New York track to provide live coverage of the race as well as the day’s other graded stakes action.

The Wood Memorial Webcast is the second in the 2011 NTRA Live! series of Webcasts. Last Sunday, April 3, NTRA Live! featured Dialed In’s come-from-behind win in the Florida Derby (gr. I) from Gulfstream Park.

The April 9 webcast, to be hosted by Randy Moss, is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. (EDT), with post time for the Wood Memorial slated for 5:48 p.m. (EDT). The race also will be televised live on TVG and HRTV. Moss will also provide a preview of the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).

In addition to live streaming of featured races, NTRA Live! features interviews with handicappers and on-track analysts, interactive chats with viewers, pre-and post-race analysis, free Equibase past performance data, handicapping selections; a one-click link to wagering opportunities through NYRA Rewards, and other original and unique programming components. The executive producer of NTRA Live! is Tim Turrell, who has produced numerous telecasts on horse racing and other sports for ESPN, The Golf Channel, and others. Access to the Webcast is free.

Following Saturday’s Webcast, NTRA Live! will continue on April 16 with the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), and April 23 with the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II), both from Keeneland. On that April 23 Webcast, NTRA Live! will also present a comprehensive preview of the 2011 “Run for the Roses”.   

For the HRTV Wood Memorial broadcast, Caton Bredar and former New York-based jockey standout Richard Migliore, who also works for NYRA as a broadcast analyst and racing office associate, will be onsite throughout the day to provide viewers with timely reports and the latest information on the action from Aqueduct.

HRTV will dedicate a half-hour block, 5:30 – 6:00 p.m., for complete, in-depth coverage, and analysis of the Wood.

Wood Day also features the Carter (gr. III), showcasing a deep and contentious field, including 2010 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) runner-up Morning Line.

The graded action kicks off at approximately 4:09 p.m. with the Comely (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at a mile and continues with the Bay Shore (gr. III) for 3-year-old sprinters at 4:42 p.m., followed by the Carter (5:15 p.m.), and the Wood (5:48 p.m.).