FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 26th, 2020
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS TVG’S “TRACKSIDE LIVE” HORSE RACING COVERAGE THIS FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY ON NBCSN AT 4 P.M. ET
Saturday’s Live Coverage on NBCSN Features the $750,000 Florida Derby at 6 p.m. ET
TVG “Trackside Live” Simulcast on NBCSN from 4-8 p.m. ET on All Three Days
NBCSN’s Live Coverage of the Florida Derby Will be Streamed on NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 26, 2020 – NBC Sports presents 12 hours of live racing coverage this week as NBCSN simulcasts TVG’s Trackside Live from 4-8 p.m. ET, starting tomorrow, Friday, March 27 and continuing through Sunday, March 29.
Anchored by several TVG on-air Talent who cover racing every day, TVG’s Trackside Live provides fans with live horse racing from various tracks across the country.
The biggest race of the weekend – the $750,000 Florida Derby from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Florida – will air on NBCSN as previously scheduled this Saturday at 6 p.m. ET, and will be part of the Trackside Live coverage.
The Grade 1 Florida Derby will award qualifying points towards the 146th Kentucky Derby, which will be run on Saturday, Sept. 5. Florida Derby winners have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby 15 times, more than any other prep race.
Tiz the Law, the likely betting favorite, won the Champagne Stakes (G1) in October, as well as last month’s Holy Bull Stakes (G3). He will face some stiff competition from Ete Indien, the dominant winner of the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) in his last start. Independence Hall opened his career impressively, with three wins from his first three starts, but suffered his first career defeat in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs last month. Gouverneur Morris, second in the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland, is another top contender.
Coverage of the Florida Derby 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: 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.