Eddie Olczyk

Olczyk, Eurton Join NBC Sports For Royal Ascot Coverage

Beginning June 18 at 8:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports presents daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting at Ascot on NBCSN. Daily telecasts of the full five-day Royal Meeting will air on NBCSN through June 21, and the event culminates on NBC June 22, starting at 9 a.m. ET. In total, NBC Sports will present […]

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NHC Tournament, Tour Winners Coles, Kinchen Appearing On NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special

Scott Coles, winner of the 2019 National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) and Jonathon Kinchen, winner of the 2015 NHC Tour, will be special guests on NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special – this Saturday, May 4, live at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSports.com/Bet and the NBC Sports app. The 30-minute show will serve as a companion to the live […]

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Registration Now Open For Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge; $1 Million-Plus In Prize Money Expected

The horseplayers’ eminent showdown event is back for 2018 as registration is officially open for the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) – Thoroughbred racing’s biggest live money tournament. Now in its 10th year, the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge will crown the winner with the highest accumulated bankroll at the end of the two-day Breeders’ Cup World […]

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NBCSN To Televise Wood Memorial, Blue Grass, Santa Anita Derby

With the “Run for the Roses” one month away, NBC Sports Group continues its coverage this weekend as horses aim to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. NBCSN presents live horse racing this Saturday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. ET, with coverage of the Wood Memorial, Blue Grass Stakes, and Santa Anita Derby. The winner of […]

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Keeneland’s @BetKeeneland Handicappers To Benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance

Keeneland is presenting @BetKeeneland on Twitter during the upcoming Spring Meet to provide horseplayers with real-time handicapping tips and insights while benefiting the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA) through its Handicapper of the Day Series. Keeneland’s 16-day Spring Meet opens Friday, April 6, and runs through Friday, April 27. No racing will be held Mondays and Tuesdays. First post is 1:05 […]

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Paulick Report Joins Celebs, Media In Charity Handicapping Challenge

Eddie Olczyk of NBC Sports has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite for today’sTito’s $10,000 Charity Challenge coming off his stunning victory in the Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship two weeks back. The hockey announcer and horse racing analyst has been undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer but managed to win the live-money Pegasus contest playing from […]

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Olczyk’s Aggressive Gamble Pays Off With A Victory In The Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship

It was a tight race that came down to the wire, but Eddie Olczyk pulled out a well-deserved victory in the first edition of the Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship last Saturday. As the Daily Racing Form reports, Olczyk’s bankroll was just over the $3,000 minimum requirement heading into the final race of the contest, the Pegasus […]

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‘Shooting For The Moon’: Olczyk Thrilled At Chance To Participate In Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship

Horseplayers will notice a number of familiar names on the Pegasus World Cup Betting Championship (PWCBC) leaderboard this January 26 and 27, but none more familiar than NBC Sports Broadcaster and 16-year NHL veteran Eddie Olczyk. Olczyk, an avid horseplayer, will be playing in the PWCBC online at Xpressbet.com and is eager to take on […]

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A Message From Eddie Olczyk To Horse Racing: Thank You

The following is an open letter to the horse racing community from former National Hockey League player and NBC Sports hockey and horse racing broadcaster Eddie Olczyk, who will not be part of the NBC Sports team at this year’s Breeders’ Cup as he battles colon cancer. However, you can still see Edzo’s Breeders’ Cup “Best […]

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NBC Sports’ Eddie Olczyk Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Former National Hockey League player and coach and a current host/color analyst for NBC Sports, Eddie Olczyk, has been diagnosed with colon cancer. WAVE 3, the NBC affiliate in Louisville, Ky., reports that Olczyk underwent surgery last week. Dr. Michael Terry, team physician for the Chicago Blackhawks, told NBC that Olczyk “will be undergoing further treatment in the […]

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