FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
CONFERENCE CALL THURSDAY, 11:30 A.M. ET, TO PREVIEW NBC SPORTS GROUP’S LIVE COVERAGE OF THE 139TH RUNNING OF THE KENTUCKY DERBY
Dial 913-312-0419 to Participate with NBC’s Kentucky Derby Broadcast Team and Producers
Oxbow Jockey Gary Stevens Joins Call as a Special Guest
NBC Sports Group’s 14.5 Hours of Coverage From Churchill Downs Begins Wednesday and Continues All Week on NBC and NBC Sports Network
NEW YORK – April 30, 2013 – NBC Sports Group will conduct a conference call Thursday, May 2, at 11:30 a.m. ET to preview coverage of the 139th Kentucky Derby with members of its broadcast and production teams.
Gary Stevens, who has come out of retirement and will ride Oxbow in the Kentucky Derby, will also join the NBC conference call as a special guest. Stevens, the three-time Kentucky Derby-winning jockey, has worked as an analyst on NBC’s coverage since his retirement.
Dial 913-312-0419 to participate.
NBC Sports Group will present 14.5 hours of Kentucky Derby coverage beginning on Wednesday, May 1, at 4 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and culminating with the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby on NBC, Saturday, May 4, beginning at 4 p.m. ET.
Kentucky Derby coverage, which includes 8.5 hours on Derby Day on NBC and NBC Sports Network, will include:
- Live coverage of the Kentucky Derby Draw on NBC Sports Network at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, which will determine the post positions;
- 11.5 total hours on NBC Sports Network;
- Three hours of “Derby Classics” (Mine That Bird, Animal Kingdom, I’ll Have Another) to air on NBC Sports Network.
NBC SPORTS GROUP KENTUCKY DERBY COVERAGE (All Times ET):
|Wed., May 1||4 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Classics – Mine That Bird||NBCSN|
|5 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Draw||NBCSN|
|Thurs., May 2||4 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Classics – Animal Kingdom||NBCSN|
|5 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Access||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 3||4 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Classics – I’ll Have Another||NBCSN|
|5 p.m.||Kentucky Oaks||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 4||11 a.m.||Kentucky Derby Saturday||NBCSN|
|4 p.m.||Kentucky Derby||NBC|
|7 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Post-Race Show||NBCSN|
–NBC Sports Group–