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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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A ‘BatCam’ Helped Save The Day For NBC’s Coverage Of Foggy Preakness

Rob Hyland has covered major events for NBC Sports, from college and professional football to Olympic track and field and figure skating, but the network’s lead producer for horse racing had never seen a challenge like last Saturday’s Preakness Stakes at foggy Pimlico in Baltimore, Md. “For the first time in my career,” Hyland said, […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Derby Countdown: NBC’s Coverage A Year In The Making

Rob Hyland, the lead producer for NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage, began preparing for this year’s broadcast hours after triumphant Always Dreaming flashed across the finish line last May. Hyland flew home to Connecticut and fought through exhaustion to watch a replay of the five-hour show. By the time he finally allowed himself to sleep, he had compiled […]

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Giveaways, A Commissioner And Jockeys Cams: Expert Opinions Vary On Ways To Improve Racing

What can horse racing do to become a more popular sport and successful business? One week before the Kentucky Derby, Sports Business Journal staff writer Liz Mullen posed that question to a variety of notable people in racing and broadcasting and came up with a wide array of answers. For Hall of Fame trainer Bob […]

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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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NBC Sports Earns Media Eclipse For Breeders’ Cup Classic Broadcast

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) today announced that NBC Sports has won the Media Eclipse Award for Television – Live Racing Programming for its broadcast of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic, featuring the dramatic duel between Arrogate and California Chrome. The one-hour live […]

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A Prime-Time Breeders’ Cup Classic on NBC

The 30th running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic from Santa Anita will be broadcast live in prime time next Saturday. There will be a total of 9½ hours of Breeders’ Cup World Championships coverage over two days by the NBC Sports Group. All 14 Breeders’ Cup races will be televised live by NBCSN and NBC. […]

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