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Road to the Kentucky Derby Continues with Live Coverage Saturday on CNBC and Peacock

NBC Sports will present live coverage of the $1-million GII Louisiana Derby, a key prep race ahead of the 150th GI Kentucky Derby, this Saturday, Mar. 23, live at 6 p.m. ET on CNBC and Peacock from Fair Grounds Race Course. The hour-long program will also feature the $700,000 GIII Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park and the GII Fair Grounds Oaks. Six weeks ahead of the running of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 4, the Louisiana Derby and Jeff Ruby Steaks will both award Kentucky Derby qualification points,...

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NBC Sports to Televise Saturday's Coolmore Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream

With nine weeks until the 150th running of the GI Kentucky Derby, NBC Sports will continue its coverage of the 1/ST RACING TOUR this Saturday, Mar. 2, live at 5 p.m. ET on CNBC and Peacock. The hour and a half long program, featuring three live races, will be headlined by the GII Coolmore Fountain of Youth S. from 1/ST's Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Dornoch (Good Magic), winner of the 2023 GII Remsen S. and a full-brother to 2023 Kentucky Derby winner Mage, is the morning-line favorite in...

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1/ST Racing Unveils Marquee Event For Santa Anita

During an interview on Saturday's NBC broadcast of the GI Pegasus World Cup Invitational, 1/ST CEO Belinda Stronach announced that Santa Anita Park will play host to the "California Crown" Sept. 28, which she said will have some of the same elements as Gulfstream's Pegasus World Cup Day. The Pegasus has become a huge event for 1/ST, who owns both racetracks. "We have an amazing relationship with the folks here in Miami, but we're going to move it out West," Stronach said. "Not the Pegasus, but a new race called...

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Tom Hammond To Receive Special Eclipse Award For Career Excellence

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters (NTWAB) have named dynamic broadcaster Tom Hammond as the recipient of this year's Special Eclipse Award for Career Excellence, the NTRA said in a press release Thursday. Hammond will receive the honor at the 53rd Annual Eclipse Awards Dinner and Ceremony at The Breakers Palm Beach in Florida on Thursday, Jan. 25. A native of Lexington, Kentucky, Hammond has enjoyed a much honored and remarkable career as one of the nation's top broadcasters, most...

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2023 Media Eclipse Awards Winners Include TDN Writers' Room Podcast

The Thoroughbred Daily News was among six 2023 Media Eclipse Award winners Friday when the awards were announced by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, Daily Racing Form, and the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters. The 2023 Media Eclipse Award winners are as follows: Multimedia - TDN Writers' Room Podcast - "Wade and Carson Jost," Sept. 20, 2023; Thoroughbred Daily News Gulf War veteran Wade Jost and his son, Carson, joined TDN Writers' Room podcast hosts Bill Finley, Randy Moss, and Zoe Cadman on Sept. 23 for an in-depth and emotional...

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What Was Your Favorite Moment Of 2023: Donna Brothers

As 2023 draws to a close, the TDN is asking industry members to name their favorite moment of the year. Send yours to [email protected] "The Breeders' Cup. Going in, so many races looked ultra-competitive, and the results bore out with exciting stretch runs and thrilling finishes. When I'm on horseback, I don't get to see the stretch run, so all I have is Larry Collmus's race call, which, in so many of the races, had me guessing about who the winner would be until they literally hit the wire. In...

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Britney Eurton Leaves FanDuel TV

Britney Eurton bid a tearful goodbye to watchers of FanDuel TV Tuesday after working with the network as a paddock host and reporter for the last nine years. "I never thought I would work in horse racing," Eurton said in the segment announcing her departure. "But everybody in the industry knows, when you fall in love, it never leaves you. I have experienced some of the greatest moments in all of sports watching horse racing and I've made some lifelong friends. I am so very, very grateful for that." Eurton,...

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2023 Global Symposium On Racing Welcomes Randy Moss As Keynote Speaker

NBC Sports commentator Randy Moss, whose career in racing has spanned nearly 45 years, will deliver the keynote address at the 2023 Global Symposium on Racing Dec. 5. Seen working events like the Triple Crown series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Moss will take a retrospective look at his career in the industry and share his insights on the future of the sport. The Global Symposium on Racing is hosted by the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program and will be held in Tucson, AZ from Dec. 4-6.

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Peacock To Stream All Five Days Of Royal Ascot; FanDuel TV To Broadcast Meeting Live

Live coverage of the five-day Royal Ascot meeting will be exclusively streamed on Peacock, NBC Sports announced. Their Royal Ascot coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. daily from Tuesday, June 20, through Friday, June 23 on Peacock. On Saturday, June 24, both NBC and Peacock will cover the day's card beginning at 9 a.m., and at 1 p.m., Peacock will continue to broadcast the Royal meeting. Coverage airing on NBC will also stream live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. NBC Sports' Royal Ascot veterans Britney Eurton and Nick Luck...

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Breeders' Cup Television Schedule For Challenge Series Races Released

The 2023 'Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win and You're In' television schedule, consisting of six live programs across NBC, CNBC and FOX, was released by the Breeders' Cup Thursday. "We are delighted to continue our strong partnership with NBC, who have helped showcase the Breeders' Cup to millions of fans over the past decade," said Drew Fleming, President and CEO of Breeders' Cup Limited. "I am also pleased we will expand our reach this summer through our new initiative with FOX and NYRA. As we seek to bring the most...

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Coast-To-Coast Pick 5 to Support TAA

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance will be the beneficiary of a special charity Pick 5 wager featured on CNBC during its next stop on the 1/ST Racing Tour Saturday. The upcoming day of coast-to-coast racing features 13 stakes races including the GI Santa Anita H., as well as the GII Fountain of Youth S. at Gulfstream Park and the GII San Felipe S. at Santa Anita Park. NBC Sports will produce and air a two-hour telecast from 4-6 p.m. (ET) on CNBC. Five of the six stakes broadcast on the show...

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1/ST Racing Tour To Expand Its Partnership With NBC

1/ST will expand its partnership with NBC Sports to broadcast the 1/ST Racing Tour on NBC, CNBC and Peacock, they said in a Thursday press release. A series of connected coast-to-coast races that kicked off with the 2023 Pegasus World Cup, the tour will take place on the first Saturday over the next three months, and will also include the GI Preakness Stakes in May. "While these legendary races are familiar to many, the 1/ST Racing Tour format brings a fresh and innovative approach to bi-coastal racing," said Gregg Colvin, Chief Executive...

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