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The 2012 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will provide a feeding frenzy for racing fans as NBC Sports Group presents 9 ½ hours of heart-pounding, pulsating championship racing action, including airing of the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) in primetime on NBC for the very first time.

Live coverage From Santa Anita Park starts Friday, Nov. 2, From 4-8 p.m. (Eastern) on NBC Sports Network and the weekend closes with coverage of the Breeders' Cup Classic, live on NBC beginning at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Tom Hammond, Gary Stevens and Randy Moss lead NBC Sports Group’s Breeders’ Cup analyst team, and NBC Sports’ and Access Hollywood’s Michelle Beadle will be on-site to capture the glitz and glamour of the Breeders’ Cup scene. 

The Breeders’ Cup returns to its original home at NBC for the first time since 2005, in the first year of a multi-year media rights agreement.

2012 BREEDERS’ CUP TELEVISION SCHEDULE 

NBC Sports Network - Friday, Nov. 2, 4-8 p.m. (ET)

NBC Sports Network  - Saturday, Nov. 3, 3:30-8 p.m. (ET)

NBC - Saturday, Nov. 3, 8-9 p.m. (ET)

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 Gary Stevens, who has won eight Breeders’ Cup races; veteran horse racing analyst Randy Moss; Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, who has 15 Breeders’ Cup wins, including five wins in the Breeders’ Cup Classic; 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; racecaller Larry Collmus, who will call the Breeders’ Cup Classic and Ladies’ Classic (G1) (NBC will take the call of track announcer Trevor Denman for the remaining races over the two days). 

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 NBC Sports Network will be produced by Billy Matthews. The executive producer of NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network is Sam Flood, who has produced 11 Triple Crown races for the network.

2012 Breeders’ Cup Race Schedule

Friday, Nov. 2, Santa Anita Park, All Times EASTERN

Race

Approx. Post time

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint

4:06 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Marathon (G2)

4:48 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)

5:28 p.m.

Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)

6:08 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1)

6:48 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Ladies’ Classic (G1)

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3, Santa Anita Park, All Times EASTERN

Race

Approx. Post time

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)

2:50 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1)

3:35 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1)

4:14 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1)

4:57 p.m.

Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)

5:36 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Turf (G1)

6:18 p.m.

Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1)

6:58 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Mile (G1)

7:40 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)

8:30 p.m.

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