FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 14th, 2021
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS DAILY LIVE COVERAGE OF THE PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL ASCOT HORSE RACING MEET, BEGINNING TOMORROW, TUES., JUNE 15 AT 8:30 A.M. ET ON NBCSN
Final Day of Royal Ascot This Saturday, June 19 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC & 11 a.m. ET on CNBC
Nearly 25 Hours of Coverage Over Five Days of Royal Meeting
Coverage Streamed Live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 14, 2021 – NBC Sports presents daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting in Ascot, England, beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, June 15, at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN. Daily telecasts of the full five-day Royal Meeting will air on NBCSN through Friday, June 18, and conclude this Saturday, June 19 on NBC (9 a.m. ET) and CNBC (11 a.m. ET).
In total, NBC Sports will present nearly 25 hours of coverage over the five days.
Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting and features more than 30 races, including eight at the world championship “Group One” level. Highlighting this year’s American contingent are Extravagant Kid and Maven, a son of Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah, who are both expected to run in tomorrow’s G1 King’s Stand Stakes.
Throughout the week, coverage of The Royal Meeting features four live “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series – Win and You’re In” races: The Queen Anne Stakes (Tues., June 15), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Wed., June 16), The Norfolk Stakes (Thurs., June 17), and The Diamond Jubilee Stakes (Sat., Jun 19).
The Royal Meeting is the center of the British social season and a pivotal week in the calendar of the Royal Family. Queen Elizabeth II has attended Royal Ascot every year since 1945, except for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
NBC Sports’ Nick Luck will host Saturday’s coverage.
Following is NBC Sports’ schedule for the Royal Ascot this week:
|Tues., June 15||8:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Wed., June 16||8:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Thurs., June 17||8:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Fri., June 18||8:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Sat., June 19||9 a.m.||NBC|
|Sat., June 19||11 a.m.||CNBC|
ROYAL ASCOT COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM & THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream live coverage to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TVs via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcasts. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast. NBC Sports.com and the NBC Sports app will provide a full race replay of the Preakness Stakes.
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.