Eddie Olczyk and Britney Eurton Join NBC Sports’ Royal Ascot Broadcast

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Eddie Olczyk and Britney Eurton will join NBC Sports’ presentation of Royal Ascot, making their debuts next week at the Royal Meeting in Ascot, England.  NBC Sports’ live coverage from Ascot begins on Tuesday, June 18 at 8:30 a.m. ET on NBCSN, and concludes Saturday, June 22 on NBC at 9 a.m. ET. Olczyk, a handicapper/analyst on NBC Sports’ horse racing coverage, will work Ascot on Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22, while Eurton will co-host NBC Sports’ comprehensive coverage for all five telecasts.

Beginning next Tuesday, June 18 at 8:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports presents daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting in Ascot on NBCSN. Daily telecasts of the full five-day Royal Meeting will air on NBCSN through Friday, June 21, and the event culminates on NBC on Saturday, June 22, starting at 9 a.m. ET. In total, NBC Sports will present 22 hours of coverage over the five-day stretch.

Four Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” races will be held during the Royal Ascot meet: The Queen Anne Stakes (June 18, Breeders’ Cup Mile); the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (June 19, Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf); the Norfolk Stakes (June 20, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint); and the Diamond Jubilee Stakes (June 22, Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint).

Olczyk, who will be attending Ascot for the first time, will provide American audiences with a closer look at the lively world of betting the races in the UK and share insight for the American bettor, who will have the opportunity to bet all of the races from Ascot this year.

Eurton, who will attend the Royal Meeting for the fourth time, makes her NBC Sports’ debut on the event serving as co-host for all five days alongside Nick Luck, while NBC News’ Dylan Dreyer will once again join the broadcast on Friday and Saturday, in addition to Olczyk. On Friday morning, June 21, Dreyer will report live from Ascot on “TODAY.” Dreyer’s weekend coverage will include access to the Royal Enclosure, one of the most exclusive and prestigious areas of access for the event.

In addition, the event is highlighted by the attendance of Queen Elizabeth II, who arrives each day promptly at 9 a.m. ET in a Royal Procession of carriages. She has attended Royal Ascot every year since 1945.

Below is NBC Sports’ schedule for Royal Ascot:

Date

Time (ET)

Show

Network

Tues., June 18

8:30 a.m.

Royal Ascot

NBCSN

Wed., June 19

8:30 a.m.

Royal Ascot

NBCSN

Thurs., June 20

8:30 a.m.

Royal Ascot

NBCSN

Fri., June 21

8:30 a.m.

Royal Ascot

NBCSN

Sat., June 22

9 a.m.

Royal Ascot

NBC

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