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Thursday, June 11th, 2020
AMERICAN PHAROAH’S HISTORIC “GRAND SLAM” RUN IN BREEDERS’ CUP HEADLINES NBC SPORTS SPECIAL THIS SAT., JUNE 13 AT 4 P.M. ET ON NBC
TVG “Trackside Live” Simulcast on NBCSN, Starting at 4 p.m. ET on Friday & Sunday and 6 p.m. ET This Saturday
“A Triple Crown winner, a Breeders’ Cup winner, a horse of a lifetime!” – Larry Collmus’ 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic Race Call on NBC
Viewers Can Share Best Memories of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic Using #BC15ReLive Across Social Media Platforms
NBC Sports Presents Six Consecutive Days of Live Horse Racing Next Week with Belmont Stakes and Royal Ascot
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 11, 2020 – With the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships returning Nov. 6-7 to Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, NBC Sports presents a special show on NBC at 4 p.m. ET this Saturday, June 13 headlined by the final race of American Pharoah’s career.
The two-hour special Horse of a Lifetime: American Pharoah’s Run to the Grand Slam will look back at the Triple Crown winner’s victory in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic, becoming the first horse to win racing’s “grand slam” (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and Breeders’ Cup Classic). On Oct. 31, 2015, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships set a Keeneland record with an attendance of 50,155, while 4.6 million viewers watched the NBC telecast. NBC Sports’ Larry Collmus’ race call (for the call click here): “A Triple Crown winner, a Breeders’ Cup winner, a horse of a lifetime!”
Viewers are encouraged to share their memories of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland using the hashtag #BC15ReLive this Saturday. Fans can also follow @BreedersCup on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and check in for regular updates at www.breederscup.com.
NBCSN simulcasts TVG Trackside Live throughout the weekend, beginning at 4 p.m. ET this Friday, June 12 and Sunday, June 14, and 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 13. 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.
Next week, NBC Sports presents six consecutive days of live horse racing starting with NBCSN’s coverage of Royal Ascot next Tuesday, June 16, through Friday, June 19, at 8:30 a.m. ET. Royal Ascot coverage continues on NBC, Saturday, June 20 at 9 a.m. ET, followed by the 152nd Belmont Stakes starting at 2:45 p.m. ET.
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.
NBC SPORTS HORSE RACING SCHEDULE, THROUGH JUNE (All Times ET)
|Fri., June 12||4 p.m.||TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 13||4 p.m.||Horse of a Lifetime: American Pharoah’s Run to the Grand Slam (Breeders’ Cup Classic)||NBC|
|Sat., June 13||6 p.m.||TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 14||4 p.m.||TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Tues., June 16||8:30 a.m.||Royal Ascot (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 17||8:30 a.m.||Royal Ascot (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 18||8:30 a.m.||Royal Ascot (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 19||8:30 a.m.||Royal Ascot (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 20||9 a.m.||Royal Ascot (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sat., June 20||2:45 p.m.||152nd Belmont Stakes (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sat., June 20||6 p.m.||TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 21||4 p.m.||TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 26||6 p.m.||TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 27||5 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: “Win and You’re In” Presented by America’s Best Racing – Stephen Foster Stakes (LIVE)||NBC|
|Sat., June 27||6 p.m.||TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)||NBCSN|
|Sun., June 28||4 p.m.||TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)||NBCSN|
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, is scheduled to be held on November 6-7 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky and features a total of $35 million in purses and awards. The event will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, 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.