Beginning this Wednesday the NBC SportsGroup will be providing 14 1/2 hours of horce racing covergae leading up to the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby this Saturday.
Here are some of the highlights:
- Live coverage of the Kentucky Derby Draw on NBC Sports Network, which will determine the post positions;
- 11½ total hours on NBC Sports Network, which was re-branded from VERSUS earlier this year;
- Three hours of “Derby Classics” (Barbaro, Mine That Bird, Animal Kingdom) to air on NBC Sports Network.
Derby Day coverage will be co-hosted by Bob Costas, and Tom Hammond. Analysts will include three-time Kentucky Derby winner Gary Stevens and two-time Kentucky Derby-winner Jerry Bailey, Mike Battaglia, Bob Neumeier, Randy Moss, Laffit Pincay, III, Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers and Jay Privman. Larry Collmus will call the race. Also, TODAY’s Jenna Wolfe will contribute features and Catt Sadler of NBCUniversal’s E! will talk Kentucky Derby fashions and handle celebrity interviews.
Here is the NBC Sports Group Schedule of Derby Week:
|Wed. May 2||4 p.m. – 5 p.m.||Derby Classics – Barbaro||NBC Sports Network|
|5 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Draw||NBC Sports Network|
|Thur. May 3||4 p.m. – 5 p.m.||Derby Classics – Mine that Bird||NBC Sports Network|
|5 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Live from Churchill Downs||NBC Sports Network|
|Fri. May 4||4 p.m. – 5 p.m.||Derby Classics – Animal Kingdom||NBC Sports Network|
|5 p.m. – 6 p.m.||Kentucky Oaks||NBC Sports Network|
|Sat. May 5||11 a.m. – 4 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Saturday||NBC Sports Network|
|4 p.m. – 7 p.m.||Kentucky Derby 138||NBC|
|7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.||Kentucky Derby Post-Race Show||NBC Sports Network|