‘Summer at Saratoga’ Continues Saturday on NBC With The Travers
via press release:
SUMMER AT SARATOGA CONTINUES SATURDAY ON NBC WITH THE TRAVERS FEATURING KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER ORB, BELMONT WINNER PALACE MALICE & FAVORITE VERRAZANO
Coverage Begins at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC
STAMFORD, Conn – August 21, 2013 – The NBC Sports Group’s Summer at Saratoga live horse racing from Saratoga Race Course continues this Saturday, 4:30-6 p.m. ET, on NBC with coverage of the 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers as well as the Grade 1, $500,000 Foxwoods King’s Bishop.
COMMENTATORS: Veteran horse racing commentator Tom Hammond hosts NBC’s coverage alongside two-time Belmont Stakes-winning jockey Jerry Bailey, and veteran horseracing analyst Randy Moss. Joining them are reporter/handicapper Bob Neumeier and reporters Donna Brothers and Kenny Rice.
THE TRAVERS: Nine emerging three-year olds will assemble for the 144th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers, each looking to for a run at end-of-the-year honors with a victory in the 1 ¼-mile race. Contenders in Saturday’s “Mid-Summer Derby” include:
Trainer Shug McGaughey and 2013 Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who ranks third in earnings amongst three-year olds with more than $1.5 million in seven races.
Trainer Todd Pletcher and 2013 Belmont victor Palace Malice; and Haskell winner Verrazano, who has won six of his seven races this year. Verrazano is the morning-line favorite at 2-1.
The broadcast will also include the Grade 1 Foxwoods King’s Bishop for 3-year-old colts sprinting seven furlongs on the dirt.
NBC SPORTS GROUP SUMMER AT SARATOGA REMAINING COVERAGE (All Times ET)
Saturday, August 24 – 4:30-6 p.m. ET on NBC – Grade 1, $500,000 Foxwoods King’s Bishop and Grade 1, $1 million Travers
Saturday, August 31 — Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap, G1 $500,000 Forego and Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward (4-6pm on NBC Sports Network)
Saratoga Race Course was named one of the world’s top 10 sporting venues of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated and is the premier thoroughbred racing meet in theUnited States with nearly 1 million visitors in 2012.
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra — the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream Summer at Saratoga coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network. NBCSN coverage will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Summer at Saratoga coverage airing on:
NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra.
NBC Sports Network will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere.” “TV Everywhere” is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.
NBC Sports Live Extra will offer full replays of all streamed races.