NBC Sports Radio To Broadcast Belmont Stakes
June 2, 2015 at 2:05 PM (PT)
NBC SPORTS RADIO will present exclusive play-by-play coverage for the first time from the third and final leg of the Triple Crown, the 147th BELMONT STAKES, on SATURDAY, JUNE 6th, from BELMONT PARK in ELMONT, NY, as AMERICAN PHAROAH tries to become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since AFFIRMED in 1978.
NBC SPORTS RADIO’s coverage, produced in partnership with HORSE RACING RADIO NETWORK and distributed by WESTWOOD ONE, will be carried on more than 175 stations around the country -- including WEPN-FM (98.7)/NEW YORK, KFWB (AM 980)/LOS ANGELES, WMVP (AM 1000)/CHICAGO, KTCK (AM-FM 1310/96.7)/DALLAS, WMGC (FM 105.1)/DETROIT, KKIN (AM 930)/MINNEAPOLIS and KQV (AM 1410)/PITTSBURGH — and streamed live on NBCSPORTSRADIO.com, NBCSPORTS.com, the NBC SPORTS RADIO mobile app, and WestwoodOneSports.com.
The network kicks off coverage with a pre-race show hosted by JON STASHOWER from 2p-5p (ET). STASHOWER will be joined by special guests including AMERICAN PHAROAH trainer BOB BAFFERT; STEVE CAUTHEN, the last jockey to win the Triple Crown, riding AFFIRMED in 1978; racing analyst HANK GOLDBERG; and racing analyst and former MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL catcher PAUL LO DUCA.
From 5-7:30p (ET), in tandem with HORSE RACING RADIO NETWORK, there will be a live broadcast featuring pre-race ceremonies, interviews, predictions, the play-by-play call of the race, post-race interviews, and more. HRRN’s MIKE PENNA anchors the coverage, with NBC SPORTS’ LARRY COLLMUS calling the race. They will be joined by analysts JUDE FELD and KURT BECKER, and former jockeys SEAN CLANCY and JEFF BLOOM.