FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 4th, 2012
CONFERENCE CALL TODAY, 4:30 P.M. ET, TO PREVIEW NBC SPORTS GROUP’S COVERAGE OF THE 144th BELMONT STAKES
NEW YORK – June 4, 2012 – With I’ll Have Another’s attempt to become the first horse in 34 years – since Affirmed in 1978 – to claim horse racing’s elusive Triple Crown on NBC, the NBC Sports Group will conduct a conference call with members of the commentary and production team, and will add additional programming during Belmont week.
CONFERENCE CALL: The conference call will take place on Monday (June 4) at 4:30 p.m. ET to preview coverage of the 144th Belmont Stakes with co-host Tom Hammond, analysts Gary Stevens and Randy Moss, race caller Larry Collmus and NBC Sports Group Triple Crown producer Rob Hyland.
Dial 913-312-0673to participate
PROGRAMMING: NBC Sports Group will present 11 hours of Belmont-week coverage beginning this Thursday at 7:30 p.m. ET with I’ll Have Another – Charging Toward History, and culminates with the Belmont Stakes Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
The expanded Belmont Stakes coverage includes:
- An additional 30 minutes of Belmont programming on NBC (4:30-7 on Saturday);
- I’ll Have Another – Charging Toward History, a 30-minute special produced by “America’s Best Racing” with unprecedented access to I’ll Have Another and his connections as he attempts to become the first Triple Crown winner in 34 years;
- Re-broadcasts of this year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.
NBC SPORTS GROUP BELMONT WEEK COVERAGE
|7:30 – 8 p.m.||I’ll Have Another – Charging Toward History||NBC Sports Network|
|8 p.m. – 10 p.m.||Rebroadcast of 2012 Kentucky Derby||NBC Sports Network|
|10 p.m. – Midnight||Rebroadcast of 2012 Preakness||NBC Sports Network|
|Friday||4 p.m. – 5 p.m.||Belmont Classics||NBC Sports Network|
|5 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Live from Belmont||NBC Sports Network|
|Saturday||3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Belmont Stakes Saturday||NBC Sports Network|
|4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.||Belmont Stakes||NBC|
|7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.||Belmont Post-Race Show||NBC Sports Network|