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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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Hawthorne’s Inaugural Horseplayers Invitational Will Air On NBC Sports Chicago

Every week seems to bring a new innovation in the world of handicapping contests, from novel formats to multimillion-dollar bonus opportunities. Hawthorne Race Course has long been on the leading edge of these developments and has pushed the envelope once again with Saturday’s inaugural Horseplayers Invitational, designed with television in mind for a two-part special to air later this month […]

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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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Yum! Brands May Be Ending Kentucky Derby Sponsorship

Yum! Brands may be ending its long-running sponsorship of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, sources have told the Paulick Report. Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., also home of Churchill Downs, the publicly traded fast-food company (NYSE: YUM) became the first presenting sponsor of the Kentucky Derby with a five-year deal signed in 2006 with then […]

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TVG Pacific Classic To Be Broadcast Live On NBC Sports Network

Led by defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Longines World No. 1 ranked race horse, Arrogate, a field of eight horses is set for the 1 ¼ mile, $1 million Pacific Classic this Saturday, August 19, at 8:00 p.m. ET from Del Mar Racetrack in Del Mar, Calif., on the live NBCSN telecast of 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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‘Phenomenal’ Early U.S. Viewing Numbers Reported From Royal Ascot

The five-day Royal Ascot meeting was publicized on U.S. television for the first time courtesy of NBC Sports, and the early viewing numbers have been overwhelming positive, according to The Guardian. “Anecdotally, the viewing [numbers] over there has been phenomenal,” said Ascot spokesman Nick Smith, who has been . “The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.” Smith […]

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‘Do It Your Way’: Pete Aiello’s Nerve-Wracking Pegasus Experience

When Peter Aiello walked into the announcer’s booth prior to the inaugural running of the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park in January, he could admit to being nervous. Since he could remember Aiello had been calling races, starting on a pixelated television screen in his childhood bedroom, but he had never dreamed […]

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Royal Ascot Schedule: When Are The U.S.-Based Horses Running?

The Royal Ascot meeting kicks off Tuesday, June 20, and a number of U.S. runners will be putting in bids to repeat the success of Tepin in last year’s Queen Anne Stakes. For the first time, NBC Sports will be broadcasting live coverage of the full five-day meeting, which runs through Saturday, June 24, running […]

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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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