Recent Posts tagged with Preakness Stakes

NBC Sports Group Shines Spotlight on California Chrome, Party Atmosphere at Preakness Stakes

Hopes are running high for California Chrome, the improbable victor of the 140th Kentucky Derby.  Born to a mare and stallion with no major wins between them, the unknown horse rose to become the Kentucky Derby favorite and eventual winner, and looks to continue his ascent this weekend at the 139th Preakness Stakes.   More

NBC Sports Group Turns Lens On Triple Crown Hopeful Orb at Preakness Stakes

Churchill Downs, the historic home of the Kentucky Derby, stands a whopping 150-acres. The cozy confines of Pimlico Racetrack, site of this weekend’s second jewel of the Triple Crown the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes (Saturday, NBC), is no where near the size and scope. And NBC Sports coordinating producer Rob Hyland is perfectly fine […]  More

NBC Sports Group Secures Rights to All Three Triple Crown Races

NBC will broadcast all three legs of horse racing’s prestigious Triple Crown through 2015. The NBC Sports Group announced Tuesday that it has renewed the rights to the Preakness Stakes and reacquired rights to the Belmont Stakes. NBC had already renewed rights to the Kentucky Derby. This marks the first time that all three races […]  More

NBC Posts Highest Kentucky Derby Rating in 18 Years

NBC Sports notched its highest Kentucky Derby rating in 18 years as Saturday’s coverage of Super Savers’ win posted a 10.3 overnight rating and a 23 share. Those numbers are the largest since 1992 (10.9/23 on ABC) and represent a 1% gain over last year’s Derby (10.2/22) and a 7% boost from 2008 (9.5/21). Nielsen’s […]  More

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