The New York Racing Association,
Inc. (NYRA) has reached an agreement with ESPN, Inc. to televise up to 13
weekends of racing to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including Dubai.
The deal, which is for one year with
the option for an extension, kicks off with the races during this coming
Belmont Stakes weekend and also includes the Belmont Park races during July 4
weekend, including the Grade 1 Prioress.
The agreement, which will send the
NYRA simulcast signal to the UAE for the first time, will likely comprise all
seven weekends during the prestigious Saratoga Race Course meet, Jockey Club
Gold Cup weekend during the Belmont Park fall meet, and the Aqueduct fall
meet’s Cigar Mile weekend.