NBC Sports will partner with TVG to present racing beginning this weekend as NBCSN simulcasts TVG's Trackside Live Saturday, Mar. 21 and Sunday, Mar. 22 from 4-8 p.m. ET. Anchored by TVG host and NBC Sports reporter Britney Eurton, TVG's Trackside Live offers live horse racing from various tracks across the country. The biggest race of the weekend–the GII Louisiana Derby from Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans–will air on NBCSN Saturday at 5 p.m. ET, and will be part of the Trackside Live coverage. NBCSN will also simulcast Trackside Live the following weekend–Mar. 27 through Mar. 29 from 4-8 p.m. ET on all three days, including the GI Florida Derby on NBCSN Mar. 28 at 6 p.m. ET–if horse races continue to be held.
The winner of the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby will receive qualifying points toward the GI Kentucky Derby, which will be contested Sept. 5. Previously run over nine furlongs on dirt, the Louisiana Derby will be 1 3/16ths miles Saturday.
Coverage of the Louisiana Derby will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.