By Marina Bui —-
ALL-STAR LINEUP OF RACING GUESTS
-JOSE & IRAD ORTIZ, AL STALL, GREG WOLF, BRITNEY EURTON-
PREVIEW THE WHITNEY STAKES
ON AT THE POST LIVE
Presented by NYRA Bets
Thursday, August 3 at the Parting Glass Pub from 8-9 p.m. ET
Nationally televised NYRA horse racing personality and pundit, host Andy Serling returns to the ESPN airwaves and on location at the Parting Glass Pub for a sixth season of At The Post Live, a one-of-a kind, destination live event programming, where racing and sports personalities, experts, stars and analysts come together around the annual American sports pilgrimage that is summer racing in historic Saratoga Springs.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 – 8:00 p.m. ET to 9:00 p.m. ET
LIVE on location at The Parting Glass Pub – 40 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Broadcast on ESPN Radio 104.5 FM “The Team” with webstreaming on www.1045theteam.com. Due to a Yankees broadcast conflict, this week’s show will air on ESPN Radio 104.5 FM “The Team” on Saturday, August 5 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET with an encore replay on Sunday, August 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET.
Jose Ortiz is one of the leading jockeys in the American racing circuit. In a stellar 2016 campaign, Ortiz led the pack by number of wins—which included his first Breeders’ Cup victory in the Juvenile Turf aboard Oscar Performance and the annual NYRA riding title with four straight individual meet titles at Saratoga, Belmont Spring/Summer, and Aqueduct Spring and 2015-2016 Inner Track. He is widely recognized for his accomplishments as the regular rider of 2015 Eclipse Awards Female Sprint Champion La Verdad, and 2017 Belmont Stakes Champion Tapwrit. Like his older brother Irad, Ortiz began riding at Hipodromo Camarero in Puerto Rico prior to coming to the U.S. in 2011.
Irad Ortiz began his riding career at Hipodromo Camarero in Puerto Rico with a collected success that has carried over to the American racing circuit, since arriving on the scene in 2011. He was Saratoga’s leading rider for Grade 1 wins in 2012 with three—the Coaching Club American Oaks and Alabama Stakes with Questing, and the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap with Poseidon’s Warrior. Ortiz won his first Breeder Cups’ race on Lady Eli in the 2014 Filly and Mare, followed by two Breeders’ Cup victories in 2015, aboard Stephanie’s Kitten in the Filly and Mare Turf, and Lady Shipman in the Turf Sprint. Ortiz won back-to-back NYRA riding titles in 2014 and 2015 with 278 and 280 wins, respectively; including Saratoga en route his 2015 title.
Jose and Irad Ortiz are respectively the #1 and #2 Leading Jockeys at the 2017 Saratoga Meet, as of July 31. Follow Jose Ortiz on Twitter: @jose93_ortiz. Follow Irad Ortiz on Twitter: @iradortiz.
Albert Stall, Jr. comes from a linage of thoroughbred owners and breeders. Among the horses they owned were Lady Vi-E, who won the 1970 Kentucky Oaks, and Combat Ready, winner of the 1973 New Orleans Handicap. Training horses since 1991, Stall’s career highlights include winning 19 stakes races with Star Guitar from 2007 through February 2012. The four-time Louisiana-bred Horse of the Year and Fair Grounds Hall of Fame member earned more than $1.7 million in 30 career starts. Stall’s biggest moment as a trainer, however, came in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic when Blame narrowly upset the previously undefeated and favorite Zenyatta. Blame went on to end-of-season honors, as the Eclipse Awards Champion Older Male; also scoring wins in the Grade 1 Stephen Foster and Whitney Stakes.
Greg Wolf is the host of NYRA’s flagship television shows Belmont Live and Saratoga Live. Wolf was added to the broadcast team upon the Spring announcement of Fox Sports 2’s extended partnership with NYRA for more live racing coverage, building on the relationship that started last summer at Saratoga. Wolf is a studio host and play-by-play announcer for Fox Sports 1 and the PAC-12 Network, and also the founder and creator of VelocitySportsMedia.com. Wolf continues to fill several roles at FS1 including the host of Fox Sports’ horse racing coverage. Follow Greg Wolf on Twitter: @RealGregWolf.
Britney Eurton has been a staple at TVG since 2014 as a host and reporter with with her pre and post-race interviews, analysis, and racing features. Her love for the sport stems from her father, veteran trainer Peter Eurton, who took the family on a memorable journey to the Kentucky Derby in 2014 with Dance With Fate. It didn’t take Eurton long to make a name for herself with her exuberance and infectious personality on camera. This weekend, Eurton will be part of the NBC Sports broadcast team covering the Whitney Stakes. Follow Britney Eurton on Twitter: @BritneyEurton.
ABOUT AT THE POST LIVE
At The Post Live is produced by Camden Entertainment and is promoted in partnership with ESPN Radio 104.5, presenting partner NYRA Bets and participating partners, Capital OTB, the Daily Racing Form and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Proud community partners of the show include the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, Special Olympics New York, Belmont Child Care Association, Brave Will Foundation and the Parting Glass Pub. Follow At The Post Live on Twitter: @AtThePostLive and Facebook: www.facebook.com/AtThePostLive.