FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
NBCSN PRESENTS LIVE CHAMPIONSHIP HORSE RACING WITH THE EPSOM DERBY THIS SAT., JUNE 3, AT 10:30 AM ET
Coverage Streamed Live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 31, 2017 – NBCSN presents live coverage of the Epsom Derby – the second jewel in the English Triple Crown – this Saturday, June 3, at 10:30 a.m. ET from Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, England.
The race serves as the middle leg of the English Triple Crown, which began with the 2000 Guineas and is followed by the St Leger. The Epsom Derby is also the U.K.’s richest horse race, with a purse of more than 1.6 million British pounds (more than $2 million USD). Led by Cracksman and Cliffs Of Moher, the field features 20 entries for Saturday’s race.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage of the Epsom Derby. The NBC Sports app will stream coverage via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. Powered by Playmaker Media, the NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10, and Xbox.
NBC SPORTS GROUP AND HORSE RACING: In addition to the Epsom Derby, NBC Sports Group is the exclusive home to the most important and prestigious events in horse racing, including the Triple Crown, Breeders’ Cup, and for the first time this year, the Royal Ascot. Also in 2017, NBC Sports Group televised the world’s richest horse race (the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational) and the $10 million Dubai World Cup. NBC has been the exclusive home of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes since 2001, and the Belmont Stakes since 2011, when the NBC Sports Group reassembled the Triple Crown.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–