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The New York Racing Association and the NBC Sports Group are partnering for a third consecutive year to present the “Summer at Saratoga” series, with seven live broadcasts from Saratoga Race Course, starting on Saturday, July 27 and running through Saturday Aug. 31.

The broadcasts will feature live coverage of some of the premier races of the Saratoga season, including the Grade 1, $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap on Aug. 3 and the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama Stakes on Aug. 17.

There will be eight hours of live coverage over seven weekends, including the telecast of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers Stakes  - known as the “Mid-Summer Derby” -  on Aug. 24. Fans can look forward to a potential Travers showdown between Palace Malice, winner of the 145th Belmont Stakes; Kentucky Derby winner Orb; and Preakness Stakes victor Oxbow.

Saratoga Race Course was named one of the world’s top 10 sporting venues of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated and is one of the premier Thoroughbred racing meets in the United States with nearly one-million visitors in 2012.

NBC’s live coverage of 2013 Saratoga meet (All Times ET)


Major Race(s)


NBC network

July 27

$600,000 Diana Stakes (G1)
$600,000 Jim Dandy (G2)

5-6 p.m.

NBC Sports Network

Aug. 3

$750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap (G1)

5-6 p.m.


Aug. 10

$500,000 Fourstardave Handicap (G2)

5-6 p.m.


Aug. 11

$200,000 Adirondack Stakes (G2)
$200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes (G2)

5-6 p.m.

NBC Sports Network

Aug. 17

$600,000 Alabama Stakes (G1)
$600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes (G1)

5-6 p.m.

NBC Sports Network

Aug. 24

$1 million Travers Stakes (G1)
$500,000 Foxwoods King’s Bishop Stakes (G1)

4:30-6 p.m.


Aug. 31

$250,000 $750,000 Woodward Stakes (G1)
$500,000 Forego Stakes(G1)
Bernard Baruch Handicap (G2)

 4-6 p.m.

 NBC Sports Network


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