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Summer at Saratoga on NBC this weekend for Alabama Stakes

Press Release The NBC Sports Group’s seven straight weekends of “Summer at Saratoga” live horse racing from Saratoga Race Course continues this Saturday, 5-6 p.m. ET on NBC with coverage of the Grade 1, $500,000 Alabama. COMMENTATORS: Saturday’s coverage will be hosted by Tom Hammond alongside Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, handicapper Mike Battaglia […]

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NBC Sports to broadcast from Keeneland this fall

Press Release Keeneland Association and the NBC Sports Group today announced a partnership to broadcast “Autumn at Keeneland,” live racing from Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., over two weekends this fall beginning on October 7 on VERSUS and culminating with an hour-long live broadcast of Keeneland’s 75th Anniversary on October 15 on NBC.  The […]

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It’s Tricky seeks Triple Tiara against tough field in Alabama Stakes

Press Release To date, six fillies – Top Flight (1932), Damaged Goods (1940), Shuvee (1969), Mom’s Command (1985), Open Mind (1989), and Sky Beauty (1993) – have swept the Acorn, Coaching Club American Oaks, and Alabama. On Saturday, It’s Tricky will attempt to add her name to that list when she faces five formidable 3-year-old […]

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Drape: TV series could focus on Triple Crown prep races

At Sunday’s Round Table Conference, the Jockey Club said it would fund a national television series of some kind in 2012.  New York Times turf writer Joe Drape reports that specifically, the Jockey Club is in talks with NBC to produce a series around next year’s Triple Crown prep races, according to a source with […]

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Summer at Saratoga this weekend: Sword Dancer, Napravnik

Press Release The NBC Sports Group’s seven straight weekends of “Summer at Saratoga” live horse racing from Saratoga Race Course continues this Saturday, 5-6 p.m. ET on VERSUS with coverage of the Grade 1, $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational at 1½ miles on the turf. COMMENTATORS: Saturday’s coverage will be hosted by Laffit Pincay, III alongside […]

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Versus to host two Saratoga broadcasts this weekend

The NBC Sports Group’s seven straight weekends of “Summer at Saratoga ” live horse racing from Saratoga Race Course continues this weekend with two shows on VERSUS, Saturday, 5-6 p.m. ET with coverage of the Whitney and Test and Sunday, 5-6 p.m. ET with coverage of the Vanderbilt and Honorable Miss. COMMENTATORS: Saturday’s coverage will […]

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Versus to be renamed NBC Sports Network

As part of an overall rebranding strategy, NBC Sports Group has announced that as of January 2, VERSUS will be renamed the NBC Sports Network.  In a press release, NBC says the NBC Sports Network will “serve as a 24/7 cable platform for NBC Sports’ rich heritage of unmatched storytelling, best-in-class production and broad promotional […]

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Summer at Saratoga: NBC draws close to 1.2 million viewers first weekend

NBC Sports’ first Summer at Saratoga broadcast drew about 1.18 million viewers, acccording to the Thoroughbred Times.  The July 23rd coverage featuring the TVG Coaching Club American Oaks was the first of eight one-hour broadcasts to be aired on NBC and Versus during the Saratoga meet. The viewership numbers are similar to the numbers produced […]

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Jim Dandy, Diana next focus of NBC/Versus coverage

Press Release The NBC Sports Group’s seven straight weekends of “Summer at Saratoga” live horse racing from Saratoga Race Course continues this Saturday, 5-6 p.m. ET on VERSUS with coverage of the Diana and Jim Dandy. The Grade 1, $500,000 Diana, run at 1 1/8 miles on the turf, is expected to draw a stellar […]

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Timeless Saratoga opens 143rd meet

While Saratoga’s 143rd meet will be marked by many of the traditions that make it dear to racing fans, this year will also be different in some respects.  For one, NBC/Versus will provide special coverage of Saturday racing, and with that in mind, the network has a preview of this year’s meet. “The area’s natural […]

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