FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 13th, 2022
PEACOCK PRESENTS EXCLUSIVE LIVE WEEKDAY MORNING COVERAGE OF PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL ASCOT HORSE RACING MEET BEGINNING TOMORROW; LIVE SATURDAY 9 A.M. ET SHOW ON NBC AND PEACOCK
Peacock to Live Stream Five Hours of Daily Coverage from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m ET from Tomorrow (Tuesday) through Friday
35 Races Presented Across Nearly 25 Hours of Live Coverage Over Five Days (Tues.-Sat.)
Saturday’s Show on NBC and Peacock Features Britney Eurton, Nick Luck, Dylan Dreyer and Steve Kornacki
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 13, 2022 – NBC Sports presents daily live coverage of The Royal Meeting at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England, beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, June 14, at 8:30 a.m. ET exclusively on Peacock. Peacock will continue with exclusive five-hour shows Wednesday through Friday beginning each day at 8:30 a.m. ET. Royal Ascot coverage concludes this Saturday at 9 a.m. ET on NBC and Peacock.
Saturday’s coverage on NBC and Peacock will be hosted by NBC Sports’ Royal Ascot veterans Britney Eurton and Nick Luck. NBC News’ Dylan Dreyer also returns to the event, with her coverage including access to the Royal Enclosure, one of the most exclusive and prestigious areas at the racecourse. NBC News’ celebrated political correspondent Steve Kornacki will make his Royal Ascot debut on Saturday, serving as an insights analyst.
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 35 races, including eight at the world championship “Group One” level (G1). Five Wesley Ward-trained horses are expected to headline the American contenders at Ascot, including Golden Pal in tomorrow’s King’s Stand Stakes (G1), Love Reigns in the Queen Mary Stakes (G2) on Wednesday and 2020 Queen Mary Stakes winner Campanelle in Saturday’s Platinum Jubilee Stakes (G1).
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 and King Stand Stakes (Tues., June 14), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Wed., June 15), and The Norfolk Stakes (Thurs., June 16).
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.
Following is this week’s coverage schedule for Royal Ascot:
|Tues., June 14||8:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Wed., June 15||8:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Thurs., June 16||8:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., June 17||8:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., June 18||9 a.m.||NBC, Peacock, NBCSports.com, NBC Sports app|
NBC SPORTS GROUP AND HORSE RACING: NBC Sports is the exclusive home to the most important and prestigious events in horse racing, including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Royal Ascot, and Pegasus World Cup Invitational Series. NBC Sports has presented exclusive U.S. coverage of Royal Ascot since 2016.