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Whitney Day: 4 1/2 Hours Of Live Coverage On NBC Sports, FS2

Whitney Day, one of the centerpieces of the 2018 meet at Saratoga Race Course, will see 4 ½ hours of live coverage across NBC Sports and FS2 on Saturday. The coverage will kick off on FS2 at 1:30 p.m. ET with a special, expanded edition of Saratoga Live. NBCSN will then air the Grade 1, […]

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Royal Ascot Lineup: American Horses To Watch

The exciting Royal Ascot meet kicks off on Tuesday with several American contenders bidding for overseas glory. For the first time, NBC will cover the action on Saturday, while NBC Sports has coverage of the Tuesday through Friday races. The race schedule, along with the prominent American horses in those races, is as follows: Day […]

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Americans At Royal Ascot: Bucchero, Yoshida, Ward’s Top Ten

Several American connections are aiming their horses at the June 19-23 Royal Ascot meeting this year, and NBC has planned 23 hours of coverage on American television. For the first time, Royal Ascot will be broadcast over the main NBC network on Saturday, June 23. Trainer Wesley Ward is taking a 10-strong group of contenders […]

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NBC Sports Group’s Jon Miller To Deliver Keynote At Thoroughbred Owner Conference

Jon Miller, the president of programming for NBC Sports Group, will deliver the keynote address at the fifth Thoroughbred Owner Conference, to be held from October 30 through November 1, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. The conference leads into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which are scheduled for November 2-3 at Churchill Downs. The goal of the Thoroughbred […]

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Belmont Stakes TV Ratings Down Sharply From Last Triple Crown Try

Overnight television ratings for the NBC Sports telecast of Saturday’s Belmont Stakes from Belmont Park were the lowest of the seven Triple Crown attempts since the network began broadcasting the race in 2001. The telecast featuring Justify clinching the Triple Crown drew an 8.1 rating and 19 market share, up substantially from the 3.4 rating […]

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Sunday Silence-Easy Goer Rivalry Focus Of ‘Dark Horses’ Documentary On NBC

NBC Sports presents the broadcast debut of Dark Horses, the story of the most unlikely rivalry in Triple Crown history, this Saturday, June 2 at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. Dark Horses brings viewers back to 1989 and the thrilling showdown between Easy Goer and Sunday Silence. For a preview of “Dark Horses,” click here. […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: A Murky Merger, Out Of The Preakness Fog

Ever since the Supreme Court struck down a federal law prohibiting states from instituting sports betting, major players in the gambling industry have been moving at light speed. In today’s edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the latest domino to fall, involving a horse racing online wagering site and a […]

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A ‘BatCam’ Helped Save The Day For NBC’s Coverage Of Foggy Preakness

Rob Hyland has covered major events for NBC Sports, from college and professional football to Olympic track and field and figure skating, but the network’s lead producer for horse racing had never seen a challenge like last Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at foggy Pimlico in Baltimore, Md. “For the first time in my career,” Hyland said, […]

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Kentucky Derby Ratings Decline From 2017; Highest Rated Saturday Show Since Olympics

Ratings for Saturday’s NBC Sports telecast of the 144th Kentucky Derby fell by 13 percent from 2017, due largely to head-to-head competition with an NBA playoff game between the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers. There was no NBA game competing with the 2017 Kentucky Derby telecast. For the one-hour portion of the five-hour telecast devoted […]

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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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