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NBC Unveils Preakness TV Coverage

5/13/2013

NBC Sports Group will presents 6 1/2 hours of coverage of the Preakness Stakes. Coverage begins from Pimlico Race Course on Friday at 3 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, and culminates with the Preakness Stakes Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

NBC’s coverage of the Preakness Stakes will be co-hosted by Bob Costas and NBC’s veteran horse racing commentator Tom Hammond; two-time Preakness 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, a Baltimore native; and Michelle Beadle, who will contribute features and handle interviews.

Features NBC Sports Group is preparing for its Preakness coverage include:

    --A look at Kentucky Derby winning horse Orb and his connections;

    --Jockey Joel Rosario: from his roots in the Dominican Republic to the Kentucky Derby winner’s circle, Rosario has been red-hot this year (also won the 10 million dollar Dubai World Cup on 3/30). A year ago at the Preakness, Rosario received the news that one of his brothers had been killed;

    --Illinois Derby winner Departing, owned by Claiborne Farm, skipped the Kentucky Derby to be fresh for the Preakness. Departing and Orb grew up on the same field at Claiborne Horse Farm in Paris, Ky.;

    --D. Wayne Lukas, the five-time Preakness Stakes-winning trainer, brings three horses to Pimlico (Oxbow with jockey Gary Stevens, Will Take Charge with jockey Mike Smith and new shooter, Titletown Five with jockey Julian Leparoux);

    --Bob Costas on the history of Pimlico and racing in Baltimore;

    --Michelle Beadle on the sights and sounds of the Preakness Stakes.

Fri. May 17

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Preakness Classics

NBC Sports Network

 

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Black Eyed Susan Stakes

NBC Sports Network

Sat. May 18

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Preakness Stakes Saturday

NBC Sports Network

 

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Preakness Stakes

NBC

 

6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Preakness Post-Race Show

NBC Sports Network

 

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