NBC Sports Radio To Air Triple Crown Race Coverage
February 17, 2015 at 11:14 AM (PT)
NBC SPORTS RADIO will air live radio coverage of all three Triple Crown thoroughbred horse races for the first time in 2015. Radio coverage of each race (the KENTUCKY DERBY, PREAKNESS and BELMONT STAKES) will include two hours of live coverage 5-7p (ET) produced in partnership with HORSE RACING RADIO NETWORK and distributed via WESTWOOD ONE.
NBC SPORTS VENTURES SVP ROB SIMMELKJAER said, "We are excited to extend NBC's award-winning coverage of the ‘Sport of Kings’ to the radio airwaves. NBC SPORTS RADIO listeners all around the nation can now join our millions of TV viewers to enjoy the drama of these great races."
CUMULUS/WESTWOOD ONE SVP/Sports BRUCE GILBERT added, “The WESTWOOD ONE team is proud to partner with NBC and the HORSE RACING RADIO NETWORK to provide the thrilling description of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred racing to fans across AMERICA."