FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
NBCSN TO PRESENT EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE OF THE FLORIDA DERBY ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31, LIVE AT 6 PM ET
STAMFORD, Conn. – February 7, 2018 – NBCSN will present exclusive coverage of the $1 million Florida Derby, a crucial race for Triple Crown hopefuls, Saturday, March 31, live at 6 p.m. ET from The Stronach Group-owned Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Three of the last five Kentucky Derby winners prepped with victories in the Florida Derby, including 2017 winner Always Dreaming, 2016 winner Nyquist, and 2013 winner Orb. Overall, 44 Kentucky Derby winners started in the Florida Derby, which has also been a springboard for the winners of 59 Triple Crown events.
The Florida Derby joins The Preakness Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, and The Pegasus World Cup Invitational among The Stronach Group events presented by NBC Sports Group.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs – will stream coverage of the Florida 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.
Follow all of the action and thrill of the Florida Derby on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @GulfstreamPark and @nbcsports.
NBC SPORTS GROUP AND HORSE RACING: In addition to the Florida Derby, NBC Sports Group is the exclusive home to the most important and prestigious events in horse racing, including the Triple Crown, Breeders’ Cup, The Royal Ascot, and Pegasus World Cup Invitational. 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.
THE STRONACH GROUP: The Stronach Group is an industry leader in world-class horse racing, entertainment and pari-mutuel wagering technology. Within our portfolio of racing and gaming businesses, the Company holds some of the greatest brands in the industry including; Santa Anita Park, “The Great Race Place”; Pimlico Race Course, home of the legendary Preakness Stakes; Gulfstream Park, one of Florida’s newest entertainment destination centers, and home to the $16-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race; Laurel Park; Golden Gate Fields; Portland Meadows; and Rosecroft Raceway. The Stronach Group is an industry leader in pari-mutuel technology through its subsidiaries AmTote and Xpressbet and is a major distributor of horse racing content to a global audience through Monarch Content Management. The award winning Adena Springs is the breeding and training facility of The Stronach Group with stables in Kentucky, Florida and Ontario.
For more on The Stronach Group, visit www.stronachgroup.com.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–