Battaglia has worked most of his career at Churchill and Turfway Park. He has set the morning line odds at Churchill since 1974, and was the race announcer there from 1977 to 1997. He left his position as analyst for simulcast racing in 2008.
Battaglia has been a member of the NBC Sports broadcast team for the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes since the network gained broadcast rights in 2001. He also worked the Belmont Stakes for NBC from 2001 through 2005, the Breeders' Cup from 1993 through 2005, and various other races televised by NBC from 1993 onward.
- ↑ Koenig-Loignon, Julie (2008-04-04). "Mike Battaglia Leaves Role as Simulcast Racing Analyst For Churchill Downs". Churchill Downs. http://www.churchilldowns.com/news/archives/mike-battaglia-leaves-role-simulcast-racing-analyst-for-churchill-downs-jill-byrne-ass.