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NYRA Bets Presents Derby Countdown: NBC’s Coverage A Year In The Making

Rob Hyland, the lead producer for NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage, began preparing for this year’s broadcast hours after triumphant Always Dreaming flashed across the finish line last May. Hyland flew home to Connecticut and fought through exhaustion to watch a replay of the five-hour show. By the time he finally allowed himself to sleep, he had compiled […]

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Breeders’ Cup, NBC Release 2018 ‘Win And You’re In’ Television Schedule

The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced the 2018 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by America’s Best Racing” television schedule, consisting of 11 live programs featuring a star-studded lineup of more than 20 automatic qualifying races, and other major stakes, from seven of the nation’s premier racetracks on the road to […]

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Horse Treated At UGA Vet School To Perform In Rose Parade

A horse referred to the University of Georgia in 2014 with a broken bone in his front leg is prepping to be in one of the most iconic parades in the country on New Year’s Day. Owned by David Helmuth, “Rusty” will lead the Wells Fargo six-horse stagecoach in the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, […]

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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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