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    Derby Telecast Viewership Largest Since 1989

    NBC Sports' coverage of the 143rd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) posted numerous viewership milestones according to fast national data provided by The Nielsen Company and digital data from Adobe Analytics. 

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    NBC Sports Commentators on 'Night School'

    Night School, the national online fan education and player development program, will welcome sports broadcaster Bob Costas the evening of May 26 for a discussion of the Triple Crown and a big-picture view of the sport.

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    TV Ratings Improve for Breeders' Cup Classic

    NBC and the NBC Sports Network reported markedly improved viewership numbers for their Nov. 1 coverage of the main Breeders' Cup card, compared with 2013 numbers, as both afternoon and primetime ratings were up.

  • NBC Plans 16 Hours of Belmont Coverage

    NBC Sports Group will offer 16 hours of programming surrounding the 146th Belmont Stakes (gr. I), more than double the number of hours initially scheduled. Coverage includes other grade I races from Belmont Park.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Asmussen: PETA Allegations 'Completely False'

    Trainer Steve Asmussen told NBC Sports Network in a segment aired May 2 the allegations made against him by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are untrue, and he hopes to have the chance to defend himself in court.

  • Breeders' Cup Special to Air Oct. 19

    John and Brad Hennegan, who teamed for the Eclipse Award-winning documentary "The First Saturday in May," have produced a special on the 30 greatest moments in Breeders' Cup history that will air Oct. 19.

  • Saratoga Race Course

    NBC Sports Unveils Saratoga Schedule

    The New York Racing Association and the NBC Sports Group are partnering for a third consecutive year to present the "Summer at Saratoga" series, with seven live broadcasts from Saratoga Race Course.

  • Kentucky Derby 139.
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    Kentucky Derby Overnight Rating Up 16%

    The May 4 telecast of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on NBC registered a 10.4 overnight rating and 23 share for the race portion, according to The Nielsen Company, a viewership increase of 16% from 2012.

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    'Road to KY Derby' Will Have Preview Show

    The Jockey Club, in collaboration with the NBC Sports Group, kicks off the "Road to Kentucky Derby" series with a 30-minute special previewing the Triple Crown season March 23 on the NBC Sports Network from 6-6:30 p.m. EDT.

  • Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Classic received a 2.0 national rating on NBC.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Classic/26128658_j8xsjs#!i=2194603847&k=jVZgqdP">Order This Photo</a>

    BC Classic TV Ratings Rise; Undercard Falls

    Viewership numbers for the Breeders' Cup Classic nearly doubled from 2011 as NBC got a 2.0 rating for its primetime coverage of the 2012 event, up from a 1.0 rating the Classic received on ESPN a year ago.

  • Racing to be Featured on NBC June 7

    Thoroughbred racing will be featured Thursday, June 7, across the NBC television properties. Racing-related offerings include "CNBC Sports Biz: Game On" and "I'll Have Another-Charging Toward History," on NBC Sports Network.

  • Twenty-one Enter Kentucky Derby

    An overflow field of 21 passed the entry box the morning of May 2 for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Based on graded stakes earnings, only 20 can start May 5.

  • New-Look Televised Racing Series to Begin

    "The Road to the Kentucky Derby," a four-Saturday package of televised stakes that stemmed from recommendations in the 2011 McKinsey and Company report, will begin March 24 with the Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes (gr. III).