FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
REMINDER: BELMONT STAKES CONFERENCE CALL TODAY AT 1 P.M. ET
Dial 719-457-2697 to Participate
NBC Sports Group Presents 16 Hours of Belmont Stakes Programming; Coverage from Belmont Park Begins Friday, June 6, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 4, 2014 – NBC Sports Group’s Triple Crown production and broadcast team will preview coverage of the 146th Belmont Stakes on a conference call today, Wednesday, June 4 at 1 p.m. ET/10 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 719-457-2697 to participate; conference call ID 7779530.
California Chrome runs for history, aiming to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, as NBC Sports Group presents 16 hours of programming surrounding the 146th Belmont Stakes – more than double the number of hours initially scheduled.
NBC Sports Group’s programming around the Belmont Stakes begins this evening at 6:30 p.m. ET with California Chrome: The Unlikely Champion, a special 30-minute documentary narrated by Bob Costas, and continues throughout the week.
Coverage from Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., begins Friday, June 6, at 5 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminates with the running of the 146th Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 7, at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC.
THE BELMONT STAKES
|Wed., June 4||6:30 p.m.||California Chrome: The Unlikely Champion||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 4||10:30 p.m.||California Chrome: The Unlikely Champion (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 5||5:30 p.m.||Belmont Classics (2002 Winner Sarava, 2003 Winner Empire Maker, 2004 Winner Birdstone)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 5||6:30 p.m.||Belmont Classics (2011 Winner Ruler on Ice, 2012 Winner Union Rags, 2013 Winner Palace Malice)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 5||7:30 p.m.||California Chrome: The Unlikely Champion||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 6||3:30 p.m.||California Chrome: The Unlikely Champion||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 6||4 p.m.||Belmont Classics (2002 Winner Sarava, 2003 Winner Empire Maker, 2004 Winner Birdstone)||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 6||5 p.m.||Belmont Stakes Access||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 6||8 p.m.||California Chrome: The Unlikely Champion||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 6||8:30 p.m.||140th Kentucky Derby||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 6||9:30 p.m.||139th Preakness Stakes||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 6||10:30 p.m.||Belmont Stakes Access (Encore)||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 6||Midnight||California Chrome: The Unlikely Champion||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 7||2:30 p.m.||Belmont Prep||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 7||4:30 p.m.||The 146th Belmont Stakes||NBC|
|Sat., June 7||7:15 p.m.||Stanley Cup Final – Game 2: N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles||NBC|
|Sat., June 7||7:30 p.m.||Belmont Post-Race Show||NBCSN|
–NBC Sports Group–