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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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Bobby Flay Joins NBC Broadcast Team As Analyst For Saturday’s Whitney

Prominent chef and television personality Bobby Flay will appear for the first time on Saturday’s NBC Breeders’ Cup broadcast of the Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, according to newsday.com. The Thoroughbred owner and breeder, a member of the board of directors for both the Breeders’ Cup and the New York Racing Association, will serve as both a […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Woodbine Racetrack: Changing Of The Crown?

Only one horse ran in all three legs of the Triple Crown this year, which has prompted the seemingly annual discussion about whether it’s time to make changes to the timing of the races, offer incentives or make other tweaks. In this edition of The Friday Show presented by Woodbine Racetrack, Scott Jagow and Ray […]

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Integrity, Fan Experience Central In Day 2 Of Pan American Conference

The Jockey Club and the Latin American Racing Channel concluded the two-day Pan American Conference on Friday with several sessions focusing on wagering, integrity, and medication/doping control in racing. According to the Jockey Club, the conference included more than 400 participants from 25 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, […]

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NBC Kentucky Derby Broadcast Improves Overnight Rating By Double Digits

According to NBC’s official Twitter publicity page, the network’s Kentucky Derby broadcast covering the triumph of Todd Pletcher-trained Always Dreaming received a markedly improved overnight rating in 2017: the 10.5 rating was a 12 percent gain over 2016’s overnight rating of 9.1 and is the second-highest rating in the last 25 years. The broadcast’s share, […]

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Battaglia To Be Inducted Into Kentucky Athletic Hall Of Fame

Kosair Charities and the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame are proud to announce that Mike Battaglia is among a class of eight that will be inducted as the Class of 2017 into the Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame. The Kentucky Athletic Hall of Fame recognizes athletes and sports figures who were born in, or played […]

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Save The Date: TVG Pacific Classic To Be Shown Live On NBC Sports Network Aug. 19

The 27th running of the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic will be held on Saturday, August 19 at Del Mar and be broadcast live by the NBC Sports Network, it has been announced. The Grade I mile and one-quarter for 3-year-olds and up, captured last year in spectacular fashion by subsequent Horse of the Year California […]

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Pegasus World Cup On NBC Garners 1.23 Overnight Rating

Shown on NBC from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup produced a strong overnight rating of 1.23, according to Tweets by NBC Sports. Excluding the Triple Crown races, that is the highest rating for an afternoon horse race since American Pharoah contested the Breeders’ Cup […]

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Ratings For NBC’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Telecast Down Sharply From 2015

Saturday’s one-hour telecast of the Breeders’ Cup Classic on NBC attracted an audience of 2.26 million households, down 42 percent from the 2015 telecast when 3.87 million households tuned in for Triple Crown winner American Pharoah’s unprecedented victory in the Classic at Keeneland, which made him what some called horse racing’s first “grand slam” winner. In […]

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NBC To Host Two Live Broadcasts From Keeneland

Final automatic qualifying positions for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be at stake Oct. 8 and Oct. 9 in a pair of live NBC shows. Coverage begins at 5 p.m. EDT, Saturday on NBC from Keeneland in Lexington, with the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) and the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (gr. […]

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