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Thursday, May 21st, 2020
BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SERIES SHOEMAKER MILE THIS MONDAY AT 6 P.M ET ON NBCSN HEADLINES TVG “TRACKSIDE LIVE” MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND COVERAGE
TVG “Trackside Live” Simulcast for Four Days on NBCSN, Starting Tomorrow, Friday, May 22 at 4 p.m. ET
Monday’s Live Coverage on NBCSN Features the $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (G1) at 6 p.m. ET
NBCSN’s Live Coverage Will be Streamed on NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 21, 2020 – The $300,000 Shoemaker Mile (G1) at Santa Anita Park, the first U.S.-based Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” event of the 2020 season, headlines TVG’s Trackside Live Memorial Day weekend coverage on NBCSN.
Monday’s coverage will be televised live at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN, while NBCSN’s simulcasts of TVG Trackside Live begin at 4 p.m. ET from Friday, May 22 through Sunday, May 24. Anchored by several TVG on-air commentators who cover racing every day, including TVG host and NBC Sports reporter Britney Eurton, TVG’s Trackside Live provides fans with live horse racing from various tracks across the country.
The Breeders’ Cup Challenge, now in its 14th year is an international series of stakes races whose winners receive automatic and free entry into a corresponding race at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held this year on Nov. 6-7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. The $300,000 Shoemaker Mile, a 1-mile race on turf for 3-year-olds and up, will provide the winner with a free berth into the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1).
2019 Preakness Stakes winner War of Will, who hasn’t raced since a ninth-place finish in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic in November, headlines the potential entrants. The 4-year-old son of War Front is set to go back to the turf for the first time since his juvenile campaign.
Other potential entrants include Raging Bull and Without Parole, both from the barn of four-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown. Raging Bull has not raced since September, while Without Parole is coming off a disappointing 11th place finish in January’s Pegasus World Cup Turf. Brown won last year’s Breeders’ Cup Mile with Uni.
Live coverage will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.
Following is this weekend’s NBCSN programming schedule (all times ET, subject to change):
|Fri., May 22||TVG Trackside Live||4 p.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Sat., May 23||TVG Trackside Live||4 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Sun., May 24||TVG Trackside Live||4 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
|Mon., May 25||TVG Trackside Live featuring Shoemaker Mile (G1)||6 p.m. – 8 p.m.|
ABOUT BREEDERS’ CUP
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred horse racing’s year-end Championships, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships’ races. The Breeders’ Cup is also a founding member of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, an organization composed of industry leaders committed to advancing safety measures in Thoroughbred racing and improving the well-being of equine and human athletes.
The 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 championship races with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held on Nov. 6-7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
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.