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“Dark Horses” to Debut on NBC


Sunday Silence (left) and Easy Goer in the 1989 Preakness | Horsephotos

“Dark Horses,” a documentary featuring the rivalry between Easy Goer (Alydar) and Sunday Silence (Halo) during the 1989 Triple Crown and beyond, will debut this Saturday, June 2, at 5 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.

During the 60-minute documentary, narrated by Kentucky native Ashley Judd, “Dark Horses” chronicles the rivalry between the impeccably bred Easy Goer and Sunday Silence, the horse “nobody wanted” and was led out unsold at Keeneland July on a bid of just $17,000. The documentary includes interviews with Sunday Silence owner Arthur Hancock; Al Michaels, at the time a host with ABC; announcer Tom Durkin; Sunday Silence’s jockey Pat Valenzuela; Pat Day, rider of Easy Goer; Chris McCarron, who rode Sunday Silence to a heart-stopping victory in the GI Breeders’ Cup Classic; and Shug McGaughey, trainer of Easy Goer.

Encore presentations of “Dark Horses” will air on NBC Sports Network Wednesday, June 6, at 8 p.m. ET; and Saturday, June 9, at 8 a.m. ET. Click here for a preview of “Dark Horses.”

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