FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, March 2nd, 2023
NBC SPORTS CONTINUES COVERAGE OF HORSE RACING’S 1/ST RACING TOUR FROM GULFSTREAM PARK AND SANTA ANITA PARK THIS SATURDAY LIVE AT 4 P.M. ET ON CNBC AND PEACOCK
Coverage Features Seven Live Races Headlined by Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) and San Felipe Stakes (G2)
Ahmed Fareed to Anchor Saturday’s Coverage with Jerry Bailey, Randy Moss, Britney Eurton, and Nick Luck
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 2, 2023 – NBC Sports presents continuing coverage of the 1/ST RACING TOUR this Saturday, March 4, live at 4 p.m. ET on CNBC and Peacock. The two-hour program, featuring seven live races, will be headlined by the $400,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) from 1/ST’s Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., and the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes (G2) from 1/ST’s Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.
2022 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Forte is the morning-line favorite in the Fountain of Youth Stakes and currently sits third in the Road to the Kentucky Derby standings. National Treasure, who finished third in the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, is expected to headline the San Felipe Stakes field.
The Fountain of Youth Stakes and San Felipe Stakes will both award a total of 100 Kentucky Derby qualification points, with 50 going to the winners of each race.
The additional stakes races that will be presented live on CNBC and Peacock are the Honey Fox Stakes (G3), Davona Dale Stakes (G2), and Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2) from Gulfstream Park as well as the Buena Vista Stakes (G2) from Santa Anita Park. An allowance race from Santa Anita will also air live during Saturday’s coverage.
Ahmed Fareed hosts Saturday’s coverage alongside analyst and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, analyst Randy Moss, and reporters Britney Eurton and Nick Luck. Eurton will report on-site from Santa Anita and Luck will report on-site from Gulfstream.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream live coverage to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TVs via authentication, 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.
NBC SPORTS 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 Championship Invitational Series.
ABOUT THE STRONACH GROUP & 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 & GAMING, 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 & GAMING drives the best-in-class horse racing operations and gaming offerings 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 operating group for 1/ST’s media and content companies including: Monarch Content Management, Elite, TSG Global Wagering Solutions (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 email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.1st.com or follow @1ST_racing on Twitter or @1stracing on Instagram and Facebook.