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Thursday, March 24th, 2022
NBC SPORTS’ “ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY” COVERAGE CONTINUES WITH THE LOUISIANA DERBY LIVE THIS SAT., MARCH 26 AT 6 P.M. ET ON CNBC
NBC Sports Presents the 148th Kentucky Derby on Sat., May 7
Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey and Randy Moss Join Host Ahmed Fareed
Louisiana Derby Marks First of Three Consecutive Saturday Afternoons with Kentucky Derby Prep Races
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 24, 2022 – With the Kentucky Derby less than 50 days away, NBC Sports presents exclusive live coverage of the $1 million Louisiana Derby this Saturday, March 26 at 6 p.m. ET on CNBC from Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Louisiana Derby continues NBC Sports’ “Road to the Kentucky Derby” coverage on three consecutive Saturday afternoons. NBC Sports will present the 148th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7.
Exactly six weeks ahead of the May 1 running of the Kentucky Derby, the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby awards Kentucky Derby qualifying points on a 100-40-20-10 scale for the top four finishers. The nine-horse field includes Epicenter, who currently sits second on the Kentucky Derby points leaderboard, and Todd Pletcher’s Pioneer of Medina. Four of the top-five from last year’s Kentucky Derby ran in the Louisiana Derby.
Ahmed Fareed hosts Saturday’s coverage, alongside analysts Jerry Bailey, the Hall of Fame jockey who has twice won the Louisiana Derby, and Randy Moss.
NBC Sports will also present the Fair Grounds Oaks on Saturday, one of the major prep races on the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks.”
Coverage will be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Following is NBC Sports’ upcoming “Road to the Kentucky Derby” prep race schedule:
|Louisiana Derby||Sat., March 26||6 p.m.||CNBC|
|Florida Derby||Sat., April 2||6 p.m.||CNBC|
|Wood Memorial, Bluegrass Stakes, Santa Anita Derby||Sat., April 9||4:30 p.m.||NBC|
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.