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TV Executives High On Horse Racing

April 28, 2018:

“Horse racing is an underappreciated and undervalued property that we were committed to growing and developing, and restoring to its status as a major sport in this country.”...read on

NBC Bolsters Its Horse Racing Coverage

March 19, 2017:

NBC recently announced that it has bolstered its horse racing coverage by inking one-year deals to air the United Arab Emirates’ Dubai World Cup and the Epsom Derby for Thoroughbreds....read on

NBC To Air $12M Pegasus World Cup

September 27, 2016:

NBC Sports Group has reached an agreement with The Stronach Group for exclusive United States media rights to the inaugural running of the $12 Million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational....read on

Kentucky Derby On NBC Through 2025

February 26, 2014:

On Wednesday, February 26 it was announced that NBC Sports Group and Churchill Downs Incorporated (CDI) have reached a 10-year agreement extending NBCSG’s exclusive rights to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks through 2025....read on

NBC Nabs Media Eclipse Award

December 27, 2012:

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 2012 Kentucky Derby....read on

Breeders' Cup Returning To NBC

January 23, 2012:

It was announced today that a multi-year agreement has been reached between NBC Sports and the Breeders' Cup for the broadcaster to carry the North American thoroughbred industry's marquee racing series, effective this coming November...read on

Hambo Enjoys Ratings Increase On NBC

August 18, 2011:

The Hambletonian Society has announced that this year's edition of the Hambletonian saw a ratings jump...read on

NBC To Broadcast Hambletonian

July 27, 2011:

NBC, whose sports division was recognized this year with nine Emmy Awards, the most of any network, will provide high-definition live coverage of this year’s Hambletonian at the Meadowlands on August 6...read on

"I'd Like To See The FBI Get Involved"

May 25, 2011:

Prior to the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes this past weekend at Maryland's Pimlico Race Course, NBC's Bob Costas had the chance to interview Barry Irwin, the head of Team Valor, which owns Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom...read on

NBC To Air Travers; Preakness To Sunday?

May 13, 2011:

In thoroughbred news, NBC announced yesterday that it will be broadcasting the Travers Stakes on August 27, and the owners of Pimlico Race Course have gone on the record as saying that they are considering moving the prestigious Preakness Stakes to Sunday in the future...read on

NBC To Broadcast T-Bred Triple Crown Races

February 22, 2011:

NBC has announced that effective this year and through 2015, thoroughbred horse racing's Triple Crown races, the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes, will all be broadcast on its network...read on

Churchill, NBC To Expand Derby Coverage

January 13, 2010:

Churchill Downs is seeking more NBC coverage of pre-Kentucky Derby events in order to promote thoroughbred racing. So the two have entered into an agreement...read on

Seibel & Rice To Host Hambo On NBC

August 4, 2009:

Gary Seibel, harness racing’s expert commentator, and award winning reporter Kenny Rice, will host NBC’s coverage of the 83rd Hambletonian at the Meadowlands on Saturday, August 8...read on


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