Breeders' Cup 40 is Here!

ARCADIA, CA - Forty looks good on you, Breeders' Cup. With defending winners Caravel (Mizzen Mast) (Turf Sprint), Cody's Wish (Curlin) (Dirt Mile), Elite Power (Curlin) (Sprint) and Goodnight Olive (Ghostzapper) (F/M Sprint) all back to defend their titles, the two-day Championships--consisting of 14 races with purses and awards totaling more than $31 million--gets underway for a record 11th time at Santa Anita Friday. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 80s--welcome back to Southern California!--will be on the menu as the weekend kicks off with a 10-race, 'Future Stars Friday'...

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No Longer Anchored by Classic, Breeders' Cup Championship Broadcast Schedule Unveiled

The Breeders' Cup released the broadcast line-up for the upcoming championship weekend which, for the first time, will not conclude with the GI Longines Breeders' Cup Classic when it returns to Santa Anita Nov. 3 and 4. The Classic, with a post time of 6:40 p.m. ET Saturday, will mark the end of 3 1/2 hours of live programming on NBC and Peacock and, as NBC Sports moves on to Big Ten Football coverage, FanDuel TV will televise the two final Breeders' Cup races: the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint...

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NBC Offering 15 Live Races on Oaks, Derby Days

NBC Sports will feature 7 1/2 hours of coverage for the 149th GI Kentucky Derby, both on NBC and the NBC-owned Peacock Network on Saturday. Coverage begins at noon EDT. Additionally, Peacock and the USA Network will offer live coverage of Friday's GI Kentucky Oaks beginning at 1:00 p.m. EDT. Over the two days, NBC Sports will present 15 live races from Churchill Downs and for the first time, Telemundo Deportes will present coverage of the Derby, beginning Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET on Universo, and streaming on TelemundoDeportes.com and...

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Dubai World Cup to Be Broadcast Worldwide

Forty broadcasters from all corners of the globe will provide live coverage of Saturday's $30.5-million G1 Dubai World Cup from Meydan Racecourse. In all, nine races will be contested, headlined by the $12-million Dubai World Cup, Sponsored by Emirates Airline. Dubai Racing Club's Racecourse Media Group (RMG), and RMG's agency HBA Media, have secured some of the biggest names in sports broadcasting to televise and live stream the day's events, include Fox Sports in the U.S., ESPN/Star+ in South America, SuperSport in Africa, Viaplay in Europe, Dubai Media and BeIN...

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Collmus Returns to Call Del Mar's Fall Meet

Race caller Larry Collmus will return for the third time, calling the majority of Del Mar's upcoming Bing Crosby Season, which runs from Nov. 11 through Dec. 4. John Lies will handle the mic for the first weekend, Nov. 11-13. "We're so fortunate that we again can call on the services of a first-class announcer like Larry," said Del Mar's president and COO, Josh Rubinstein. "Not only does he do an exceptional job for us in the announcer's booth, but he's a plus for our side on the social media...

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Royal Ascot Coverage Available Worldwide

Over 20 broadcasters will broadcast the live action from Royal Ascot's five-day meeting from Tuesday through Saturday. ITV Racing is the host broadcaster, which will offer a five-hour programme each day. Sky Sports Racing and Virgin Media will also show all of the action to UK and Irish audiences. In America, Peacock, the digital arm of NBC, will broadcast the first four days and NBC will broadcast on Saturday. Racing.com will be transmitting from the course for Australia alongside Green Channel for Japan. Other broadcasters on site include: Nordic Entertainment...

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Randy Moss Joins the TDN Writers' Room

NBC Sports Analyst Randy Moss joins this week's TDN Writers' Room to discuss the upcoming GI Belmont S. and give his take on why the Triple Crown schedule needs to be adjusted.

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Larry Collmus Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Larry Collmus, the voice of the Triple Crown and the Breeders' Cup on NBC, joined this week's TDN Writers' Room to relive the 2022 Kentucky Derby and discuss his pre-race preparations for a big day of racing.

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NBC Derby Broadcast Averages 16 Million Viewers, Most Watched Derby Since 2019

NBC Sports' presentation of the 148th GI Kentucky Derby averaged a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 16.0 million viewers--marking the eighth consecutive year that the event topped the 15-million mark, excluding pandemic-impacted events. It was the most watched Derby since 2019, with viewership peaking at 19 million from 7-7:15 p.m. ET, shortly after Rich Strike (Keen Ice) crossed the wire first at 80-1, marking the largest Kentucky Derby peak audience since 2017, ahead of the 18.5 million for the controversial 2019 disqualification of Maximum Security. The TV-only average audience of...

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NBC Sports Names Lindsay Schanzer Senior Producer of Derby Coverage

Five-time Sports Emmy winner Lindsay Schanzer has been named senior producer of the Kentucky Derby coverage for NBC Sports. She will oversee all horse racing production and has previously produced Preakness, Belmont, Breeders' Cup, and Royal Ascot coverage for NBC Sports. The 148th GI Kentucky Derby will be presented live on NBC and Peacock on Saturday, May 7, at 2:30 p.m. ET. "Lindsay has excelled in every role she has worked at NBC Sports, and we are excited to have her lead the presentation of the Kentucky Derby and our...

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Star Politics, Racing TV Analyst Steve Kornacki Joins Writers' Room

A mainstay political analyst on television for going on a decade now, Steve Kornacki has gained superstardom for his election coverage, particularly during the interminable night of and week following the 2020 presidential election. But Kornacki is also a passionate horse racing fan and handicapper, and last year became part of NBC's industry-leading national racing coverage. Tuesday, he sat down with Joe Bianca and Bill Finley on the TDN Writers' Room presented by Keeneland as the Green Group Guest of the Week to discuss his racing roots, how he survived...

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Steve Kornacki Joins the TDN Writers' Room

Steve Kornacki joins the TDN Writers' Room to share stories from the political and racing worlds and to give his picks going into this year's GI Kentucky Derby.

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