FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 17th, 2019
NBC SPORTS’ DAILY LIVE COVERAGE OF THE PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL ASCOT HORSE RACING MEET BEGINS TOMORROW AT 8:30 AM ET ON NBCSN
NBC Broadcasts Final Day of Royal Ascot This Saturday at 9 a.m. ET
World Famous “Royal Procession,” Led by Queen Elizabeth II, Featured in All Five Days of Coverage
American Pharoah’s Son Maven, Trained by Wesley Ward, Among Horses Competing
Coverage Streamed Live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 17, 2019 – NBC Sports presents daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting in Ascot, England beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, June 18, at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Daily telecasts of the full five-day Royal Meeting will air on NBCSN through Friday, June 21, and conclude on NBC this Saturday, June 22, at 9 a.m. ET. In total, NBC Sports Group will present 22 hours of coverage over the five days.
Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting and features 30 races, including eight at the world championship “Group One” level. Highlighting this year’s American contingent is trainer Wesley Ward, who has won 10 races at Royal Ascot since 2009. His contingent this year is highlighted by Maven, a son of Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah.
The Royal Meeting is the center of the British social season and a pivotal week in the calendar of the Royal Family, who arrive each day by the world famous “Royal Procession.” Queen Elizabeth II has attended Royal Ascot every year since 1945.
Making her Royal Ascot debut, Britney Eurton will co-host NBC Sports’ comprehensive coverage for all five telecasts alongside Nick Luck, while handicapper/analyst Eddie Olczyk will work Ascot for the first time, on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22. In addition, NBC News’ Dylan Dreyer will join the broadcast on Friday, also reporting live from Ascot on TODAY, and Saturday.
Following is NBC Sports’ schedule for the Royal Ascot this week:
|Tues., June 18||8:30 a.m.||Royal Ascot||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 19||8:30 a.m.||Royal Ascot||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 20||8:30 a.m.||Royal Ascot||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 21||8:30 a.m.||Royal Ascot||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 22||9 a.m.||Royal Ascot||NBC|
ROYAL ASCOT COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM & THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will stream coverage on NBCSN and NBC 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. The NBC Sports app is available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV and Amazon Fire.
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, 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. The 2019 Kentucky Derby posted a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 16.5 million viewers across NBC and NBC Sports Digital platforms – up 10% from last year’s race (15.0 million) featuring eventual Triple Crown winner Justify and marking television’s largest Saturday audience since the NFL Divisional Playoffs (Jan. 12, 2019).