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NBC Sports Preakness Coverage To Include Live Interview With Maximum Security Owner

Following one of the most dramatic finishes in Kentucky Derby history, NBC Sports’ Triple Crown horse racing returns this weekend with live coverage of the 144th Preakness Stakes this Saturday, May 18, at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. Coverage from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., begins Friday at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN with the […]

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NBC Sports’ Overnight Television Ratings Highest For Derby Since 1992

NBC Sports’ coverage of the 145th Kentucky Derby on NBC followed immediately by the primetime Columbus Blue Jackets-Boston Bruins NHL Stanley Cup Playoff Game 5 on Saturday delivered multiple overnight ratings milestones, according to data provided by Nielsen. “We hit the trifecta last night, with the historic drama of the Kentucky Derby and two one-goal […]

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Weekend Lineup: Coming Up Roses

This week is all about the 145th edition of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve and its sister race, the $1,250,000 Longines Kentucky Oaks. Both signature tests headline a loaded slate of stakes action on each day featuring such standouts as Newspaperofrecord (IRE) and Bricks and Mortar – the current leader on […]

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NHC Tournament, Tour Winners Coles, Kinchen Appearing On NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special

Scott Coles, winner of the 2019 National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) and Jonathon Kinchen, winner of the 2015 NHC Tour, will be special guests on NBC Sports Bet: Derby Special – this Saturday, May 4, live at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSports.com/Bet and the NBC Sports app. The 30-minute show will serve as a companion to the live […]

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AAEP On Call Program To Provide Horse Health Updates For Derby Week Racing

Veterinarians Kevin Dunlavy, Alan Ruggles and Keith Latson will assist NBC Sports with horse-health information during live racing telecasts May 2 – 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The three media-trained spokesdoctors represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program. Dr. Dunlavy will assist with Thurby coverage on May 2; Dr. Ruggles […]

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NBC Sports To Broadcast 11 Live Shows For Breeders’ Cup ‘Win And You’re In’

The Breeders’ Cup and NBC Sports today announced the 2019 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In, presented by America’s Best Racing” television schedule, consisting of 11 live programs featuring more than 20 automatic qualifying races, and other major stakes, from seven of the nation’s premier racetracks on the road to the Breeders’ Cup World […]

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Fair Grounds Announces Early Post Time On Louisiana Derby Day

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has announced an early first post of 11:00 a.m. CT on Louisiana Derby Day, Saturday March 23. As part of their “Road the Kentucky Derby” series, NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) will broadcast (4:30 to 5:30 p.m. CT) both the Grade II $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby and the Grade […]

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Layden, Livingston Again Honored With Media Eclipse Awards; Balan Celebrates His First

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters today announced the winners of the 2018 Media Eclipse Awards in six categories. They are as follows: Feature/Commentary Writing – Tim Layden, SI.com; “Remembering Chic Anderson’s Legendary Call of Secretariat’s Record Run at 1973 Belmont Stakes”; June, 4, 2018 News/Enterprise […]

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NBC Sports Beefs Up Road To Kentucky Derby Coverage With Magazine Series, Two More Preps

As the home of horse racing in the United States,NBC Sports will expand its programming in 2019, collaborating with Churchill Downs on a new magazine-style series, and adding a pair of crucial prep races. In partnership with Churchill Downs, NBC Sports will debut a new Road to the Kentucky Derby series this spring, leading up to NBC’s coverage of the […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Late Scratches

The 35th Breeders’ Cup is upon us at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. with the Future Stars Friday program kicking off at 12:55 p.m. ET and the first Breeders’ Cup race – the inaugural running of the Juvenile Turf Sprint – going at 3:21 p.m. as the fifth race of a 10-race card. On Saturday, […]

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