Bob Neumeier

NBC Travers Telecast To Include Forego, Sword Dancer

American Pharoah, Thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner, is set to return to the track this Saturday, August 29, at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.,  in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes for 3-year-olds at 4 p.m. ET on NBC. The 146th running of the Travers is the highlight of an outstanding two-hour program […]

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‘Tears Of Joy’: NBC Team Reflects On First Triple Crown In 37 Years

Two days after American Pharoah broke the Triple Crown spell, NBC anchors and staff members admitted that of all the great sports moments they’ve seen in their careers, last weekend’s Belmont is at the top of many of their lists. In the group that included analysts Bob Costas, Tom Hammond, Randy Moss, Jerry Bailey, Eddie […]

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Neumeier Wins Inaugural Charity Challenge

Bob Neumeier, the longtime NBC Sports handicapper and Boston sportscaster, won the inaugural NTRA NHC Charity Challenge with a final mythical bankroll of $65, besting runner-up Mike Watchmaker of Daily Racing Form, who checked in second with $62.40. Neumeier never led until the last jump, clinching the contest by correctly selecting $13.20 winner Presidentsky in […]

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Early Reports on Neumeier Cautiously Optimistic

Early reports on the condition of sports broadcaster Bob Neumeier are cautiously optimistic following his hospitalization for a stroke last week. Neumeier suffered the stroke while preparing to leave for Breeders’ Cup coverage in California. The longtime television personality required five and a half hours of brain surgery but has since been alert and talking. […]

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Battaglia Won’t Be Part of NBC’s Breeders’ Cup Telecast

Mike Battaglia, who has been a part of NBC’s Breeders’ Cup coverage for over 20 years, will not be at Santa Anita this year for the 2014 Cup. The Daily Racing Form reports that Battaglia has been replaced by Eddie Olczyk, an NBC hockey commentator and longtime racing supporter based in Chicago. Battaglia will cover […]

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A Prime-Time Breeders’ Cup Classic on NBC

The 30th running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic from Santa Anita will be broadcast live in prime time next Saturday. There will be a total of 9½ hours of Breeders’ Cup World Championships coverage over two days by the NBC Sports Group. All 14 Breeders’ Cup races will be televised live by NBCSN and NBC. […]

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NBC Sports Group announces broadcast team, TV schedule

The NBC Sports Group made several additions to its coverage team for this year’s Kentucky Derby, which will include 14 hours of coverage (11 on VERSUS beginning Wednesday, including the May 6 Kentucky Oaks, and the three-hour NBC Derby telecast on Saturday, May 7). In addition to Larry Collmus taking the reins from Tom Durkin […]

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