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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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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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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, 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 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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Tirico Taking The Reins As Host On NBC’s Racing Coverage As Hammond Takes Reduced Role

Mike Tirico will take over the hosting duties on NBC’s horse racing coverage as Tom Hammond begins to scale back his broadcasting duties. According the Associated Press, Tirico will make his Triple Crown debut next week at the Kentucky Derby. Last fall he worked his first racing assignment when he joined Hammond and the rest of the NBC team […]

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Stephen Foster, Pacific Classic Added To NBC Breeders’ Cup Challenge Broadcasts

The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports Group today announced the 2017 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing” television schedule of 11 live programs featuring 17 qualifying races and other major stakes on the road to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This year’s Breeders’ Cup […]

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