Kentucky Derby Prep races on NBC in 2016
The 2016 NBC horse racing schedule has been announced including The Road to the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Derby Champion Series. In 2016 NBC Sports showcased six races on four consecutive weekends of LIVE racing. The Live racing broadcast runs March 30th through April 13th on the NBC family of networks as part of an agreement between NBC, racetracks and the Jockey Club.
Jockey Club to co-fund broadcasts
The Jockey Club has taken on an initiative to co-fund the Road to Kentucky Derby broadcasts as part of a five year plan to broaden the public profile of thoroughbred horse racing . This is recommendation comes from a report prepared for the Jockey Club by McKinsey and Company back in 2011.
Kentucky Derby Championship Series
With the new Kentucky Derby Points System, it's hard to say how many races NBC Sports will televise for 2016 Kentucky Derby Betting. The Road to the Kentucky Derby schedule gets underway with the Norfolk at Santa Anita starting before the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships and concludes with the Southwest at Oaklawn Park.
The Derby Championship Series will start with the Risen Star stakes at Fair Grounds in Louisiana for the first leg of the prep race series, finishing with the Sunland Derby at Sunland Park in New Mexico. The second leg of the Kentucky Derby Championship Series opens with the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Florida and finishes with the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland in Kentucky.
Jockey Club spokesperson Bob Curran said that the deal with NBC is for one year with NBC having the ability to pick up the option for a second year. Of course picking up a second year will depend on ratings and the public showing enough interest in live Kentucky Derby Prep racing on the road to the roses.
"We hope it is the beginning of a longer-term relationship," Curran said.
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2016 live horse racing on NBC Sports Network schedule:
March 21st - Road to the Kentucky Derby preview show on NBC Sports Network
March 28th - Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park and Louisiana Derby NBC Sports Network
April 4th - Wood Memorial at Aqueduct and Santa Anita Derby at Santa Anita Park and Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on NBC
April 11th - Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park on CNBC
The 2016 Kentucky Derby prep races are to be broadcast on NBC Sports from Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY, Gulfsteam Park in Florida, Aqueduct Race Track, Keeneland and Santa Anita Park.
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Kentucky Derby Prep Races
Derby Prep Race Schedule
Here are the prep races for the 141st Kentucky Derby.
|04/11||Lexington Stakes||Keeneland||1 1/16M (S)||$200,000||Divining Rod||Julien R. Leparoux||Arnaud Delacour|
|04/11||Arkansas Derby||Oaklawn Park||1 1/8M||$1,000,000||American Pharoah||Victor Espinoza||Bob Baffert|
|04/04||Blue Grass Stakes||Keeneland||1 1/8M (S)||$750,000||Carpe Diem||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher|
|04/04||Santa Anita Derby||Santa Anita||1 1/8M||$1,000,000||Dortmund||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert|
|04/04||Wood Memorial||Aqueduct||1 1/8M||$1,000,000||Frosted||Joel Rosario||Kiaran McLaughlin|
|03/28||Florida Derby||Gulfstream Park||1 1/8M||$1,000,000||Materiality||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher|
|03/28||UAE Derby||Meydan||1 3/16M (S)||$2,000,000||Mubtaahij||C. Soumillon||M. De Kock|
|03/28||Louisiana Derby||Fair Grounds||1 1/8M||$1,000,000||International Star||Miguel Menu||Michael Maker|
|03/22||Sunland Derby||Sunland Park||1 1/8M||$800,000||Firing Line||G. Stevens||S. Callaghan|
|03/21||Spiral Stakes||Turfway||1 1/8M (S)||$550,000||Dubai Sky||Jose Lezcano||William Mott|
|03/14||Rebel Stakes||Oaklawn||1 1/16M||$600,000||American Pharoah||Victor Espinoza||Bob Baffert|
|03/07||San Felipe||Santa Anita||1 1/16M||$300,000||Dortmund||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert|
|03/07||Tampa Bay Derby||Tampa Bay Downs||1 1/16M||$350,000||Carpe Diem||J. Velazquez||Todd Pletcher|
|03/07||Gotham Stakes||Aqueduct||1 1/16M||$400,000||El Kabeir||J. Terranova||C. Lopez|
|02/21||Risen Star Stakes||Fair Grounds||1 1/16M||$400,000||International Star||Miguel Mena||Michael J. Maker|
|02/21||Fountain of Youth||Gulfstream||1 1/16M||$400,00||Itsaknockout||L. Saez||Todd Pletcher|
|02/16||Southwest Stakes||Oaklawn Park||1 1/16M||$300,000||Far Right||Mike E. Smith||Ron Moquett|
|02/14||El Camino Real Derby||Golden Gate||1 1/8M||$200,000||Metaboss||Alex Solis||Jeff Bonde|
|02/07||Withers Stakes||Aqueduct||1 1/16M||$250,000||Far From Over||Manuel Franco||Todd Pletcher|
|02/07||Robert B. Lewis||Santa Anita Park||1 1/16 M||$200,000||Dortmund||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert|
|01/24||Holy Bull Stakes||Gulfstream||1 1/16M||$400,000||Upstart||Jose Ortiz||Richard Violette, Jr.|
|01/19||Smarty Jones||Oaklawn Park||1M||$50,000||Far Right||M. Smith||R. Moquett|
|01/17||Lecomte Stakes||Fair Grounds||1M 70 yds||$175,000||International Star||Miguel Mena||Michael J. Maker|
|01/10||Sham Stakes||Santa Anita||1M||$100,000||Calculator||E. Trujillo||Peter Miller|
|01/03||Jerome Stakes||Aqueduct||1 mile 70 yds||$200,000||El Kabeir||J. Terranova||Calvin Borel|
|12/20||Los Alamitos Futurity Stakes||Los Alamitos||1 1/16 Miles||$500,000||Dortmund||Martin Garcia||Bob Baffert|
|11/29||Kentucky Jockey Club||Churchill Downs||1 1/16M||$150,000||El Kabeir||J. Terranova||Calvin Borel|
|11/29||Remsen Stakes||Aqueduct||1 1/16M||$400,000||Leave the Light On||Jose Ortiz||Chad Brown|
|11/22||Delta Downs Jackpot||Delta Downs||1 1/16M||$1,000,000||Ocho Ocho Ocho||J. Cassidy||M Smith|
|11/01||Breeders Cup Juvenile||Santa Anita||1 1/16M||$2,000,000||Texas Red||K. Desormeaux||J. Keith Desormeaux|
|10/05||Grey Stakes||Woodbine||1 1/16M (S)||$250,000||International Star||Rafael Manuel Hernandez||Michael J. Maker|
|10/04||Breeders' Futurity||Keeneland||1 1/16M (S)||$500,000||Carpe Diem||John Velazquez||Todd Pletcher|
|10/04||Champagne Stakes||Belmont||1M||$500,000||Daredevil||Javier Castellano||Todd Pletcher|
|09/27||FrontRunner||Santa Anita||1 1/16M||$250,000||American Pharoah||Victor Espinoza||Bob Baffert|
|09/06||Iroquois Stakes||Churchill Downs||1 1/16M||$150,000||Lucky Player||R. Santana||Steven M. Asmussen|
Graded Stakes Races
Belmont Park: Pennine Ridge, $200,000, 3yo, 9f
Churchill Downs: Aristides (G3), $100,000, 3&up, 6f
Evangeline Downs: Evangeline Downs Turf Sprint, $300,000, 3&up...
Evangeline Downs: Evangeline Mile, $100,000, 3&up, 8f
Evangeline Downs: Opelousas S., $100,000, 3&up f&m, 8.5f
Penn National Race Course: Lyphard S., $75,000, 3&up f&m, 8.5f
Penn National Race Course: Mountainview H., $200,000, 3&up, 9f
Penn National Race Course: Penn Mile (G3), $500,000, 3yo, 8f
Penn National Race Course: Penn Oaks, $150,000, 3yo f, 8f
Penn National Race Course: Pennsylvania Governor's Cup H., $150,000, 3&...
Prairie Meadows: Panthers S., $75,000, 3yo f, 8f
Belmont Park: Wonder Again, $200,000, 3yo f, 9f
Belterra Park: Green Carpet S., $75,000, 3yo, 8.5f
Santa Anita Park: Siren Lure S., $75,000, 3&up, abt 6.5f
Woodbine: Lady Angela S., $125,000, 3yo f, 7f
Belmont Park: Astoria, $250,000, 2yo f, 5.5f
Belmont Park: Intercontinental, $150,000, 4&up f&m, 7f
Belmont Park: Belmont Gold Cup Invitational, $250,000, 4&u...
Belmont Park: Jersey Girl S., $150,000, 3yo f, 6f
Belmont Park: New York S. (G2), $300,000, 4&up f&m, 10f
Belmont Park: Tremont, $250,000, 2yo, 5.5f
Belmont Park: True North S. (G2), $250,000, 4&up, 6f
Belmont Park: Acorn S. (G1), $750,000, 3yo f, 8f
Belmont Park: Belmont S. (G1), $1,500,000, 3yo, 12f
Belmont Park: Brooklyn Invitational (G2), $400,000, 4&up, ...
Belmont Park: Easy Goer S., $150,000, 3yo, 8.5f
Belmont Park: Jaipur Invitational (G3), $300,000, 4&up, 6f
Belmont Park: Longines Just a Game S. (G1), $700,000, 4&up...
Belmont Park: Manhattan S. (G1), $1,000,000, 4&up, 10f
Belmont Park: Metropolitan H. (G1), $1,250,000, 3&up, 8f
Belmont Park: Ogden Phipps S. (G1), $1,000,000, 4&up f&m, ...
Belmont Park: Woody Stephens S. (G2), $500,000, 3yo, 7f
Canterbury Park: Brooks Fields S., $75,000, 3&up, 8f
Monmouth Park: Monmouth S. (G2), $200,000, 3&up, 9f
Santa Anita Park: Affirmed S. (G3), $100,000, 3yo, 8.5f
Woodbine: Eclipse S. (G2), $200,000, 4&up, 8.5f