FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS NEW “1/ST SATURDAY” TRIPLE CROWN PREP COVERAGE THIS SAT., MARCH 5 AT 4 P.M. ET ON CNBC
“1/ST Saturday” Features Seven Races Presented Live this Saturday from 1/ST RACING’s Santa Anita and Gulfstream
Fountain of Youth Stakes from Gulfstream & San Felipe Stakes from Santa Anita Kick Off NBC Sports’ “Road to the Kentucky Derby” Coverage
Coverage Streams on NBCSports.com & the NBC Sports app
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 3, 2022 – NBC Sports presents new “1/ST Saturday” Triple Crown prep race coverage, an unrivaled day of bicoastal racing featuring seven horse races live from 1/ST RACING’s Gulfstream in Hallandale Beach, Fla., and Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., this Saturday, March 5 at 4 p.m. ET on CNBC. Saturday’s show will feature a live race every 15 minutes.
Highlighting Saturday’s live coverage are the first races in NBC Sports’ “Road to the Kentucky Derby” coverage, the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes from Gulfstream and the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes from Santa Anita. The Fountain of Youth and San Felipe award 50 Derby qualification points to the winner, essentially making each race a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Derby.
Britney Eurton hosts Saturday’s coverage, alongside analysts Jerry Bailey, the Hall of Fame jockey, and Randy Moss. Reporters/handicappers Nick Luck (Gulfstream) and Eddie Olczyk (Santa Anita) will report live from the racetracks.
Coverage will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
NBC SPORTS AND HORSE RACING: NBC Sports 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.
ABOUT THE STRONACH GROUP AND 1/ST
The Stronach Group is a world-class technology, entertainment and real estate development company with Thoroughbred horse racing and pari-mutuel wagering at the core. The company’s consumer facing brand 1/ST (pronounced “First”) powers The Stronach Group’s forward-thinking 1/ST RACING, 1/ST CONTENT, 1/ST TECHNOLOGY, 1/ST EXPERIENCE, and 1/ST PROPERTIES businesses, while advocating for and driving the 1/ST HORSE CARE mission. 1/ST represents The Stronach Group’s continued movement toward redefining Thoroughbred horse racing and the ecosystem that drives it. 1/ST RACING drives the best-in-class horse racing operations at the company’s premier racetracks and training centers including: Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and San Luis Rey Downs (California); Gulfstream Park – home of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows Thoroughbred Training Center (Florida); the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course – home of the legendary Preakness Stakes, Rosecroft Raceway and Bowie Training Center (Maryland). 1/ST CONTENT is the newly formed operating group for all of 1/ST’s media and content companies including: Monarch Content Management, Elite, GWS and XBTV. 1/ST TECHNOLOGY is horse racing’s largest racing and gaming technology company offering world-class products via its AmTote, Xpressbet, 1/ST BET, XB SELECT, XB NET, PariMAX and Betmix brands. 1/ST EXPERIENCE blends the worlds of sports, entertainment and hospitality through innovative content development, elevated national and local venue management and hospitality, strategic partnerships, sponsorships, and procurement development. 1/ST PROPERTIES is responsible for the development of the company’s live, work and play communities surrounding its racing venues including: The Village at Gulfstream Park (Florida) and Paddock Pointe (Maryland). As the advocate for critical industry reforms and by making meaningful investments into aftercare programs for retired horses and jockeys, 1/ST HORSE CARE represents The Stronach Group’s commitment to achieving the highest level of horse and rider care and safety standards in Thoroughbred horse racing on and off the track. For more information, please visit www.1st.com.