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Weekend Lineup: Pennsylvania Derby, Cotillion Spotlight Top 3-Year-Olds

The sophomore division is back in the forefront this weekend with both the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby for 3-year-olds and Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies highlighting Saturday’s card at Parx. The Pennsylvania Derby anchors a one-hour broadcast by NBC Sports, airing nationally on NBC from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. NBC Sports will […]

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Top Turf Writer Layden Inks Deal With NBC Sports

Award-winning sports journalist Tim Layden has signed an exclusive agreement with NBC Sports Group to produce longform articles, major-event stories and columns, as well as video work for NBC Sports’ television and digital platforms. Throughout the year, Layden will seek out compelling and distinctive stories across the sports world with creative storytelling and in-depth analysis, building upon […]

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Belmont’s Stars And Stripes Day Features Breeders’ Cup ‘Win And You’re In,’ NBC Coverage

An automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Sprint is on the line in the John A. Nerud Stakes on Saturday, July 6 at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. live at 4 p.m. ET on NBC as part of the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In – Presented by America’s Best Racing.” The seven-furlong […]

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10 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Part Of Keeneland’s Record Fall Stakes Schedule

Keeneland will offer a record $5.675 million in stakes purses during its 17-day Fall Meet from Oct. 4-26, which opens with the prestigious Fall Stars Weekend. Eighteen stakes, 10 of which are Breeders’ Cup Challenge races led by the $1-million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1), are on tap with $50,000 purse increases slated for the Buffalo […]

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Olczyk, Eurton Join NBC Sports For Royal Ascot Coverage

Beginning June 18 at 8:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports presents daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting at Ascot on NBCSN. Daily telecasts of the full five-day Royal Meeting will air on NBCSN through June 21, and the event culminates on NBC June 22, starting at 9 a.m. ET. In total, NBC Sports will present […]

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Belmont Television Ratings Down From 2018, Up From 2017

Television ratings for NBC’s broadcast of the 2019 Belmont Stakes were down from last year’s broadcast of Justify’s Triple Crown victory, but up from ratings in 2017, when there was no Triple Crown on the line. This year’s rating of 3.6 with a share of 9 was less than half 2018’s rating of 8.1 The […]

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Big Ass Fans Named Three-Year Sponsor Of Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, and Big Ass Fans, the world’s leading manufacturer of fans and lighting, today announced a multi-year partnership adding Big Ass Fans as an official corporate partner of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and the name-in-title sponsor of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. The […]

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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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