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Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
NBC SPORTS’ “ROAD TO THE KENTUCKY DERBY” COVERAGE CONTINUES WITH THE FLORIDA DERBY LIVE THIS SAT., APRIL 2 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
Florida Derby Marks Second of Three Consecutive Saturday Afternoons with Kentucky Derby Prep Races
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 30, 2022 – As the 148th Kentucky Derby approaches, NBC Sports presents exclusive live coverage of the $1 million Florida Derby this Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m. ET on CNBC from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Florida Derby marks the second of three consecutive Saturday afternoons featuring NBC Sports’ “Road to the Kentucky Derby” coverage. NBC Sports will present the 148th Kentucky Derby on Saturday, May 7.
Five weeks ahead of the May 7 running of the Kentucky Derby, the Grade 1 Florida Derby awards Kentucky Derby qualifying points on a 100-40-20-10 scale for the top four finishers. The field is expected to include Fountain of Youth winner Simplification, Tampa Bay Derby winner Classic Causeway, and Holy Bull winner White Abarrio.
Ahmed Fareed hosts Saturday’s coverage, alongside analysts Jerry Bailey, the Hall of Fame jockey who won the Florida Derby three times, and Randy Moss.
NBC Sports will also present the Gulfstream Park Oaks on Saturday, one of the major prep races on the “Road to the Kentucky Oaks.” Saturday’s show will also include live coverage of the Jeff Ruby Steaks, a 100-point Kentucky Derby qualifying race.
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:
|Florida Derby||Sat., April 2||6 p.m.||CNBC|
|Wood Memorial, Blue Grass 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.