Kentucky Derby

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Kentucky Derby Winner Orb and Preakness Winner Oxbow Lead Field

Coverage from Belmont Begins Friday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and Culminates with the 145th Belmont Stakes on NBC on Saturday at 5 p.m. ET

NEW YORK – June 5, 2013 – Kentucky Derby winner Orb and Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow square off as NBC Sports Group presents 6½ hours of coverage of the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes. Coverage begins from Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., Friday at 4 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, and culminates with the Belmont Stakes Saturday at 5 p.m. ET on NBC.

COMMENTATORS: NBC’s coverage of the 145th Belmont Stakes is co-hosted by 25-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Costas and NBC’s veteran horse racing commentator Tom Hammond; two-time Belmont Stakes-winning jockey Jerry Bailey; analyst Randy Moss; contributing analysts/handicappers Mike Battaglia and Bob Neumeier; host Laffit Pincay, III; reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers and Jay Privman; race caller Larry Collmus; and Michelle Beadle, who will contribute features.

FEATURES AND STORYLINES: The features NBC Sports Group is preparing for its Belmont coverage includes:

  • A look at Kentucky Derby winning horse Orb: What happened, what’s next? Owners Stuart Janney and Dinny Phipps and trainer Shug McGaughey explain Orb’s disappointing effort in the Preakness, and talk about what’s at stake at Belmont, their home track;
  • Beadle spends a morning at the barns with Mike Repole, the Queens native and soft drink billionaire who owns three horses in the Belmont Stakes;
  • Costas essay on why the Triple Crown is one of the most elusive pursuits in sports;
  • Costas interview with Oxbow trainer D. Wayne Lukas and jockey Gary Stevens.

PRODUCTION TEAM: The coverage on NBC will be produced by NBC’s Triple Crown producer Rob Hyland, a veteran of the network’s horse racing coverage since 2001, and directed by Sunday Night Football and NBC Sports’ Triple Crown director, Drew Esocoff. The coverage on NBC Sports Network is produced by Billy Matthews and directed by Patrick McManus. The executive producer of NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network is Sam Flood, who has produced 11 Triple Crown races for the network.

Fri. June 7 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Belmont Classics NBC Sports Network
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Live From Belmont NBC Sports Network
Sat. June 8 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Belmont Saturday NBC Sports Network
5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Belmont Stakes NBC
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Belmont Post-Race Show NBC Sports Network



NBC Sports Live Extra — the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream Belmont coverage on NBC and NBC Sports Network. The majority of the content will be streamed live via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at 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.

Content airing on NBC, including the Belmont race, will be streamed to PC’s, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra.

Content for the Belmont includes:

  • An online-only isolation camera on Kentucky Derby winner Orb during the race;
  • Online-only analysis by NBC Sports commentators in days leading up to race plus post race, online commentary by NBC commentators;
  • Replays and highlights from the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes;
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