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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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NBC To Host Live Coverage Of Whitney Stakes From Saratoga

Led by multiple graded stakes winner Gun Runner, a top field of seven horses is set for the 1 1/8 mile, $1.2 million Whitney this Saturday, August 5 at 5 p.m. ET on the live NBC broadcast from Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The one-hour ‘Summer at Saratoga’ program, which will also include […]

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Lane’s End To Sponsor Royal Ascot Coverage On NBC

Continuing Lane’s End commitment to present the best in racing worldwide, the farm announced today the acquisition of title sponsorship of all Royal Ascot programming on the NBC Sports Network. The partnership represents the convergence of two leading brands in the global Thoroughbred industry, Lane’s End and Royal Ascot, for the entirety of the five-day […]

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NBC Sports Group To Televise Second Running Of $16 Million Pegasus World Cup

NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the second annual running of the record-setting $16 Million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational on January 27, 2018. The world’s richest thoroughbred horse race will return to The Stronach Group’s Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida. Following […]

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NBC, NBCSN Set For Preakness Weekend

Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner Always Dreaming leads the field as NBC Sports Group presents the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), middle jewel of the Triple Crown, at 5 p.m. EDT May 20 on NBC. Coverage from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore begins at 3 p.m., May 19 on NBCSN […]

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NBC Sports Adds Live Coverage Of Dubai World Cup, Epsom Derby To 2017 Schedule

NBC Sports Group, the home of horse racing, will add live coverage of two prestigious international events – the Dubai World Cup on Sat., March 25 and the Epsom Derby on Sat., June 3 — to its 2017 horse racing schedule. With the addition of these events, NBC Sports Group will present live horse racing […]

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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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TVG To Show 2016 Breeders’ Cup Undercard Races

Statement from Breeders’ Cup on Distribution Channels for the 2016 World Championships: “The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, November 4-5, will be televised live on NBC, NBCSN and streamed live on Breederscup.com and on various ADW websites.” “In addition, TVG will televise the six undercard races on Friday and the three undercard races on Saturday […]

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NBC Sports Group To Broadcast Royal Ascot Beginning In 2017

NBC Sports Group has reached a multi-year agreement for exclusive United States media rights to the Royal Meeting in Ascot, Berkshire, England – one of the most prestigious horse racing meets in the world – beginning in 2017. NBCSN will present live coverage of the mid-June event for five consecutive days (Tuesday-Saturday) for at least […]

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NBC’s Derby Coverage Averages 15.5 Million Viewers

NBC Sports’ coverage of Nyquist’s victory in Saturday’s 142nd Kentucky Derby averaged 15.5 million viewers – marking the fourth consecutive year the “Run for the Roses” has topped 15 million viewers on NBC, according to final data provided by The Nielsen Company. Viewership peaked with 17.9 million viewers from 6:45-7:00 p.m. ET when Nyquist crossed […]

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