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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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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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Layden: Santa Anita Storyline Brings Forth Differences In Public, Insider Perspective Of Racing

As Kentucky Derby week opens and the national media focus turns back to Churchill Downs for another year, Eclipse Award-winning writer Tim Layden says the biggest story for many outlets will continue to be Santa Anita’s spate of equine fatalities. While Layden acknowledges the reforms put forth by Santa Anita and others have been met […]

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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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‘Tremendous Machine’: Chic Anderson’s Historic Call Of Secretariat’s Belmont Triumph

No one could have foreseen Secretariat’s 31-length tour de force in the 105th running of the Belmont Stakes, least of all CBS racecaller Chic Anderson. And yet, writes Tim Layden for Sports Illustrated, “faced with a moment that was too large for words, Anderson found words just the same.” Anderson’s most widely-recognized words from that historic […]

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Layden: ‘The Page Turns’ After Pharoah’s Travers Loss

What’s next for the Triple Crown winner? That question came into many minds following American Pharoah’s defeat to longshot Keen Ice in Saturday’s Travers Stakes, losing the lead in the final stages of the race. Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden takes a look back at this year’s running of the Travers, including the lead-up and fervor […]

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Layden: History-Making Belmont ‘A Story For All Time’

Tim Layden has been a writer for Sports Illustrated since 1994. During that time, he’s covered a plethora of sporting events, and while he’s been at Belmont Park many times when there’s been a Triple Crown on the line, this past Saturday was, as we all know, the first time in 37 years that a […]

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Layden: California Chrome Continues Triple Crown Quest

“Think of the Triple Crown as a quest. That’s what it is for the breeders, owners, trainers, bloodstock agents, jockeys and bettors who participate,” wrote Tim Layden in a piece for Sports Illustrated. California Chrome has put in a steady training regimen on the road to the Belmont Stakes and possible Triple Crown glory. It’s […]

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Layden: History Awaits California Chrome At Belmont Park

“Is this the one? The answer, for now is the same as always, hopeful yet cautious, excited yet defensive. A dream at arm’s length. Maybe. Just maybe,” writes Tim Layden in a column for Sports Illustrated on California Chrome’s bid for Triple Crown history. If he wins the Belmont Stakes, the Cal-bred fan favorite will […]

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Layden: Preakness a Race of ‘Validation and Truth’ for Derby Winner

In a column for Sports Illustrated, Tim Layden illustrates what the middle jewel of the Preakness means for the winner of the Kentucky Derby two weeks previous. “It is the Preakness that decides whether a horse — and that horse’s story — will be given life beyond a single weekend,” Layden writes. “And it is […]

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