FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 15th, 2023
PEACOCK STREAMS LIVE COVERAGE OF ALL FIVE DAYS OF PRESTIGIOUS ROYAL ASCOT HORSE RACING MEET BEGINNING NEXT TUESDAY
Peacock to Exclusively Stream Five Hours of Live Daily Coverage from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ET Next Tuesday Through Friday
Four-Hour Show Next Sat., June 24 at 9 a.m. ET on NBC and Peacock to Feature Britney Eurton, Nick Luck, Dylan Dreyer and Steve Kornacki
Four “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In” Races to be Run During Coverage at Royal Ascot
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 15, 2023 – NBC Sports presents daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire, England, next week beginning Tuesday, June 20, at 8:30 a.m. ET streaming exclusively on Peacock. Peacock will continue with exclusive five-hour shows Wednesday through Friday beginning each day at 8:30 a.m. ET. NBC and Peacock will present a four-hour Royal Ascot program on Saturday, June 24, starting at 9 a.m. ET, with Peacock exclusively streaming the final half-hour of coverage at 1 p.m. ET.
NBC Sports’ Royal Ascot veterans Britney Eurton and Nick Luck host Saturday’s coverage on NBC and Peacock. NBC News’ Dylan Dreyer will be on-site with access to the Royal Enclosure, one of the most exclusive and prestigious areas at the racecourse. Steve Kornacki, NBC News’ celebrated national political correspondent, returns to NBC Sports’ Royal Ascot coverage as an insights analyst for the second time.
In total, NBC Sports will present nearly 25 hours of coverage over the five days of racing.
Royal Ascot is Britain’s most valuable race meeting and features 35 races, including eight at the world championship “Group One” level (G1). American contenders at Ascot are expected to include the Wesley Ward-trained and graded stakes winner Twilight Gleaming in Tuesday’s King’s Stand Stakes (G1), Grade-1 winner Classic Causeway in Wednesday’s Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1), and Cynane in the Queen Mary Stakes (G2) on Wednesday.
Throughout the week, live coverage of The Royal Meeting features four “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In” races: Queen Anne Stakes and King’s Stand Stakes (Tues., June 20), Prince of Wales’s Stakes (Wed., June 21), and the Norfolk Stakes (Thurs., June 22).
The Royal Meeting is the center of the British social season and a pivotal week in the calendar of the Royal Family. This year’s Royal Meeting will be the first under the reign of King Charles.
Following is NBC Sports’ Royal Ascot coverage schedule next week:
|Tues., June 20||8:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Wed., June 21||8:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Thurs., June 22||8:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Fri., June 23||8:30 a.m.||Peacock|
|Sat., June 24||9 a.m.||NBC, Peacock|
Coverage airing on NBC will also stream 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 Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Royal Ascot, and Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series.