NBC to Air Live Primetime Coverage of the 30th Running of Breeders Cup Classic
via press release:
NBC TO AIR LIVE PRIMETIME COVERAGE OF 30TH RUNNING OF BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC
NBC Sports Group to Televise All 14 Races Live in 9½ Hours of Coverage of Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Santa Anita Park Beginning Friday, November 1, From 4-8 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Tom Hammond, Jerry Bailey & Randy Moss Lead NBC Sports Group’s Breeders’ Cup Commentator Team, and will be Available on a Conference Call on Wednesday, October 30 at 1:30 p.m. ET
Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush Hosts First Half of NBC Primetime Show Covering the Spectacle and Scene of Breeders’ Cup
E! News’ Catt Sadler Reports from Breeders’ Cup “Purple Carpet”
Special Bonus Race Coverage to Air Live during Saturday’s Notre Dame Pregame Coverage on NBCSN
STAMFORD, Conn. – October 24, 2013 – The 30thrunning of the Breeders’ Cup Classic will be broadcast live in primetime on Saturday, November 2, culminating 9½ hours of Breeders’ Cup World Championships coverage over two days by the NBC Sports Group from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. All 14 Breeders’ Cup races will be televised live by NBC and NBCSN.
Live NBC Sports Group coverage of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships begins on Friday, November 1, from 4-8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, continues on Saturday, November 2, from 3:30-8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminates with the live primetime broadcast of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Saturday, November 2, 8-9 p.m. ET on NBC.
For the first time, live Breeders’ Cup bonus coverage will air during NBCSN’s 3 p.m. Notre Dame-Navy pregame show. In the first segment of the pregame show, NBCSN will televise live the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies race, which has a 3:05 p.m. ET post time.
2013 BREEDERS’ CUP TELEVISION SCHEDULE:
All Times Live, ET
|Friday, November 1 4-8 p.m. NBCSN|
|Saturday, November 2 3:30-8 p.m. NBCSN|
|Saturday, November 2 8-9 p.m. NBC|
COMMENTATORS: The NBC Sports Group coverage of the Breeders’ Cup will feature host Tom Hammond, whose first-ever assignment for NBC was as a reporter on the network’s inaugural Breeders’ Cup broadcast in 1984. He is joined by Hall-of-Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, who has 15 Breeders’ Cup wins, including five wins in the Breeders’ Cup Classic; veteran horse racing analyst Randy Moss; contributing analysts/handicappers Mike Battaglia and Bob Neumeier; host/reporter Laffit Pincay, III; reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers, Jay Privman and Nick Luck, who is making his NBC Sports Group debut. NBC’s Triple Crown race caller Larry Collmus will call all of the Breeders’ Cup races.