FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 30th, 2019
NBC SPORTS’ LIVE HORSE RACING COVERAGE CONTINUES WITH THE EPSOM DERBY THIS SAT., JUNE 1 AT 10 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Middle Jewel of the English Triple Crown to Stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 30, 2019 – NBC Sports’ live horse racing coverage continues with the 240th running of the Epsom Derby this Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN from Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, England.
The race is the second jewel of the English Triple Crown, which begins with the 2000 Guineas and is followed by the St Leger. The Epsom Derby is the U.K.’s richest horse race, with a purse of more than 1.6 million British pounds (more than $2 million USD). Renowned Irish horse racing trainer Aidan O’Brien, who has trained six past winners of the race, will field seven of the 13 runners in the race, including contenders Anthony Van Dyck and Sir Dragonet. Anthony Van Dyck ran in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs, competing against 2019 Preakness Stakes winner War of Will.
Coverage will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.
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, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Royal Ascot, and Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series. NBC has been the exclusive home of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes since 2001, and the Belmont Stakes since 2011, when NBC Sports Group reassembled the Triple Crown.