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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Breeders' Cup Coverage to Span 9 1/2 Hours on NBC and NBCSN

The 30th running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic will be broadcast live in primetime on Saturday, November 2, culminating 9 1/2 hours of Breeders’ Cup World Championships coverage over two days by the NBC Sports Group from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. All 14 Breeders’ Cup races will be televised live by NBC and NBCSN.

Live NBC Sports Group coverage of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships begins on Friday, November 1, from 4-8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, continues on Saturday, November 2, from 3:30-8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminates with the live primetime broadcast of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Saturday, November 2, 8-9 p.m. ET on NBC.

For the first time, live Breeders’ Cup bonus coverage will air during NBCSN’s 3 p.m. Notre Dame-Navy pregame show. In the first segment of the pregame show, NBCSN will televise live the $2,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies race, which has a 3:05 p.m. ET post time.

2013 BREEDERS’ CUP TELEVISION SCHEDULE:
All Times Live, ETFriday, November 1 4-8 p.m. NBCSN
Saturday, November 2 3:30-8 p.m. NBCSN
Saturday, November 2 8-9 p.m. NBC

COMMENTATORS: The NBC Sports Group coverage of the Breeders’ Cup will feature host Tom Hammond, whose first-ever assignment for NBC was as a reporter on the network’s inaugural Breeders’ Cup broadcast in 1984. He is joined by Hall-of-Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, who has 15 Breeders’ Cup wins, including five wins in the Breeders’ Cup Classic; veteran horse racing analyst Randy Moss; contributing analysts/handicappers Mike Battaglia and Bob Neumeier; host/reporter Laffit Pincay, III; reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers, Jay Privman and Nick Luck, who is making his NBC Sports Group debut. NBC’s Triple Crown race caller Larry Collmus will call all of the Breeders’ Cup races.

Additionally, Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush will host the first half hour of the primetime show, which will focus on the spectacle and scene of the Breeders’ Cup, as well as contributing features and handling celebrity interviews. E! News’ Catt Sadler will contribute celebrity interviews and reports from the Breeders’ Cup “purple carpet.”

Emmy and Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth will perform the Breeders’ Cup anthem “The Best is Yet to Come” as the horses come out on the track for the running of the $5,000,000 Breeders' Cup Classic. Six-time Grammy Award winner Toni Braxton will sing the national anthem Saturday on NBCSN.

NBC Sports Group’s Breeders’ Cup coverage will be produced by Rob Hyland, producer of NBC’s Triple Crown coverage, and a veteran of the network’s horse racing coverage since 2001, and directed by Jeff Simon. The coverage on NBCSN will be produced by Billy Matthews. The executive producer of NBC Sports and NBCSN is Sam Flood, who has produced 11 Triple Crown races for the network.

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra — the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream Breeders’ Cupcoverage on NBC and NBCSN. NBCSN coverage will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Breeders’ Cup coverage airing on:
NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra.

NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere.” “TV Everywhere” is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

NBC Sports Live Extra will offer full replays of all streamed races.

BREEDERS’ CUP “ALL ACCESS”: Horseracing fans and fans of the celebrities and fashion of the Breeders’ Cup can access content leading up to, and through the event at NBCSports.com/BreedersCup. Fans can access and sort social media content from Facebook, Twitter and Instagram through various streams spanning horses, fashion, celebrities and more. The “All Access” page aggregates what’s trending, Breeders’ Cup video and photo content.

TWITTER MIRROR: NBC Sports and Twitter are partnering to have the “Twitter Mirror” present on the “Purple Carpet” at Breeders’ Cup capturing celebrities, their style and picks for the Breeders’ Cup Classic. Photos will be pushed out through the @NBCSN Twitter feed and collected and housed within the Breeders’ Cup All Access page at NBCSports.com/BreedersCup. Content from the “Twitter Mirror” will be featured on-air during the Breeders’ Cup.

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