FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
REMINDER: KENTUCKY DERBY CONFERENCE CALL TODAY AT 3 PM ET
Dial 719-457-2085 to Participate
141st “Run for the Roses” Saturday, May 2 at 4 p.m. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn. – April 29, 2015 – NBC Sports Group’s Kentucky Derby production and broadcast team will preview coverage of the 141st Kentucky Derby on a conference call today, Wednesday, April 29 at 3 p.m. ET.
Participants include veteran NBC Sports commentator Tom Hammond; analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey and two-time Kentucky Derby winner Jerry Bailey; analysts/handicappers Mike Battaglia and Eddie Olczyk; race caller Larry Collmus; and coordinating producer of NBC’s horse racing coverage Rob Hyland.
Dial 719-457-2085 to participate; conference call ID 6996576.
NBC Sports Group presents 15.5 live hours of Kentucky Derby coverage, a record for the event, beginning today, Wednesday, April 29, at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminating with the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby on NBC, Saturday, May 2 at 4 p.m. ET. Coverage begins on Saturday at Noon ET on NBCSN before moving to NBC at 4 p.m. ET. Click here for more information on NBC Sports Group’s programming plans.
NBC PROVIDES WALL-TO-WALL SPORTS COVERAGE ON DERBY DAY
On Derby Day, NBC’s wall-to-wall sports coverage begins at 12:30 p.m. ET with a second-round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game. NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage begins at 4 p.m. ET, and leads right into primetime coverage of the PGA TOUR’s World Golf Championships-Cadillac Match Play from TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, Calif. at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Players Championship from TPC Sawgrass airs on Golf Channel and NBC from May 7-10, including Golf Channel’s Golf Central Live From The Players starting on Monday, May 4.
NBC Sports Group’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 2, begins at Noon ET on NBCSN, with coverage of the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 1, at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. NBC Sports Group’s live Kentucky Derby coverage begins Wednesday, April 29, with the Kentucky Derby Draw at 5:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Also on Derby Day, NBCSN presents a second-round NHL Stanley Cup Playoff game in primetime, with coverage beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–