Gary Stevens

Gary Stevens

Associated Press

Stevens Joins HRTV

Gary Stevens will be an analyst on HRTV.

Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens has reached an agreement with HorseRacing TV to serve as an on-air analyst, the network announced Nov. 7.

Stevens, whose career spanned 27 years and included more than 5,000 victories and more than $221 million in purse earnings, will join HRTV's stable of analysts beginning Jan. 1, 2008. In addition to his long-term commitment to HRTV , Stevens will continue to serve as an analyst for NBC Sports.

Stevens has been serving as an analyst for TVG.

"We're delighted to welcome Gary Stevens to our outstanding group of analysts," Jim Bates, executive vice president and general manager of HRTV, said in a release. "Gary is a talented, highly-respected figure in Thoroughbred racing, and has brought the same keen understanding and instincts to the broadcast booth that he had in the saddle. We're eager to share his interesting perspectives and insights with our viewers."

In joining HRTV, Stevens unites with executive producer Amy Zimmerman, with whom he works with on NBC broadcasts.

"I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work together with Jim, Amy Zimmerman, Ron Charles, and their talented team at HRTV”, Stevens said in a statement. “As the industry’s network they are making a tremendous commitment to horse racing. I look forward to using my experience in working together with the network in delivering a great product to the viewers, while at the same time increasing HRTV’s coverage and fan base.”