The New York Racing Association announced today that they have placed a cutting-edge 360 degree virtual reality camera in the Saratoga Race Course Paddock. The camera is available for live viewing using the NYRA Now app or online at NYRA.com.
NYRA Now users on iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets can launch the new camera from the Race Day Live screen, and then control their live viewing experience by simply moving around their device. Additionally, users can insert their iPhones or Android phones into VR devices to experience the Saratoga paddock.
The 360 degree virtual reality experience is also available on NYRA.com’s Race Day Live page.
“We are thrilled to offer this unique, first-in-industry viewing experience,” said Dan Silver, NYRA’s senior director of TV. “No matter where someone is located, they can experience what it’s like to be in the historic Saratoga paddock while horses are being saddled, whether it’s a maiden race or a Grade 1. It’s the latest in a long line of features that make NYRA Now the most comprehensive video streaming app in horse racing.”
The 360 degree virtual reality camera will also be available during live racing at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack.
The NYRA Now app is the most widely available video streaming application in the horse racing industry and is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast. It is expected to launch on Xbox One and PS4 later this year.
Viewers can also access NYRA Now through the new NYRA XP app, which enables fans to personalize and navigate their on-track experience through mobile device. Fans who download NYRA XP will also be able to learn about upcoming events, purchase tickets, find their seat location, and wager through NYRA Bets.
Setting the industry standard in presenting thoroughbred racing, NYRA Now provides all live racing content from a slew of customizable camera angles, as well as offering a…