FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018
RIDERS UP! NBCSN PRESENTS TWO ELITE HORSE RACES LIVE THIS SAT.: $10 MILLION DUBAI WORLD CUP AT 12:30 PM ET & THE $1 MILLION FLORIDA DERBY AT 6 PM ET
NBCSN Coverage Streamed Live on NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 28, 2018 – NBCSN presents coverage of two live horse racing events this Saturday, March 31, beginning with the $10 million Dubai World Cup at 12:30 p.m. ET, and continuing with the $1 million Florida Derby at 6 p.m. ET.
West Coast, who finished second in January’s Pegasus World Cup and third in the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic, headlines the 10-horse field for the Dubai World Cup. The field features three additional horses from last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Classic: Gunnevera, Mubtaahij and Pavel
Nick Luck hosts the Dubai World Cup telecast live from Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.
The Florida Derby, a crucial race for Triple Crown hopefuls, is expected to feature top Kentucky Derby contenders Audible and Promises Fulfilled at 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, 24 Kentucky Derby winners started in the Florida Derby, the most of any prep race for three-year-olds. The 2018 Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 5, on NBC.
Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, who won six Triple Crown races, and Randy Moss will call the action for the Florida Derby.
NBCSN coverage will be streamed live on NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for 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: 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.
–NBC SPORTS GROUP–