FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
KENTUCKY DERBY CONFERENCE CALL TOMORROW, THURS., MAY 1 AT 11:30 A.M. ET
Dial 785-424-1830 to Participate
NBC Sports Group’s Record 15.5 Hours of Coverage from Churchill Downs Begins Today, Wednesday, April 30 and Continues Through Derby Day Saturday, May 3 on NBC and NBCSN
Stamford, Conn. – April 30, 2014 – NBC Sports Group’s Kentucky Derby production and broadcast team will preview coverage of the 140th Kentucky Derby on a conference call tomorrow, Thursday, May 1 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT.
Participants include veteran NBC Sports commentator Tom Hammond; analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey; analysts/handicappers Mike Battaglia and Bob Neumeier; race caller Larry Collmus; and coordinating producer of NBC’s horse racing coverage Rob Hyland.
Dial 785-424-1830 to participate; conference call ID 6082099.
NBC Sports Group will present 15.5 hours of Kentucky Derby coverage, a record for the event, beginning today, Wednesday, April 30 at 4 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminating with the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby on NBC, Saturday, May 3. Coverage begins on Saturday at Noon on NBCSN and continues at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.
NBC’s Kentucky Derby coverage, which has been honored with the Eclipse Award in the Television-Live Programming category for the past two years, includes 7.5 hours on Derby Day on NBC and NBCSN. Highlights include:
- Live coverage of 12 races on Friday and Saturday – every race in NBC/NBCSN telecast windows
- Live coverage of the Kentucky Derby Draw today at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN to determine the post positions
- Three hours of “Derby Classics” (featuring recent winners Orb and I’ll Have Another) to air on NBCSN
NBC SPORTS GROUP KENTUCKY DERBY COVERAGE (All Times ET):
|Wed., April 30||4 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Classics: 2013 Winner Orb||NBCSN|
|5 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Draw||NBCSN|
|Thurs., May 1||4 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Classics: 2012 Winner I’ll Have Another||NBCSN|
|5 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Access||NBCSN|
|Fri., May 2||2 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Classics||NBCSN|
|3 p.m.||Kentucky Oaks||NBCSN|
|Sat., May 3||12 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Saturday||NBCSN|
|4 p.m.||Kentucky Derby||NBC|
|7 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Post-Race Show||NBCSN|
–NBC Sports Group–