American Pharoah's 'Grand Slam' Breeders' Cup Run Highlights Saturday Special on NBC

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American Pharoah wins the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland. (Eclipse Sportswire)

With the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships returning Nov. 6-7 to Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., NBC Sports presents a special show on NBC at 4 p.m. ET this Saturday, June 13 headlined by the final race of American Pharoah’s career.

The two-hour special “Horse of a Lifetime: American Pharoah’s Run to the Grand Slam” will look back at the Triple Crown winner’s victory in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic, becoming the first horse to win racing’s “grand slam” (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and Breeders’ Cup Classic). On Oct. 31, 2015, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships set a Keeneland record with an attendance of 50,155, while 4.6 million viewers watched the NBC telecast. NBC Sports’ Larry Collmus’ race call (for the call click here): “A Triple Crown winner, a Breeders’ Cup winner, a horse of a lifetime!”

Viewers are encouraged to share their memories of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland using the hashtag #BC15ReLive this Saturday. Fans can also follow @BreedersCup on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and check in for regular updates at www.breederscup.com.

NBCSN simulcasts TVG “Trackside Live” throughout the weekend, beginning at 4 p.m. ET this Friday, June 12, and Sunday, June 14, and 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, June 13. Anchored by several TVG on-air commentators who cover racing every day, including TVG host and NBC Sports reporter Britney Eurton, TVG’s “Trackside Live” provides fans with live horse racing from various tracks across the country.

Next week, NBC Sports presents six consecutive days of live horse racing starting with NBCSN’s coverage of Royal Ascot next Tuesday, June 16, through Friday, June 19, at 8:30 a.m. ET. Royal Ascot coverage continues on NBC, Saturday, June 20 at 9 a.m. ET, followed by the 152nd Belmont Stakes starting at 2:45 p.m. ET.

Live coverage will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.

NBC SPORTS HORSE RACING SCHEDULE, THROUGH JUNE (All Times ET)

Date

Time

Event

Network

Fri., June 12

4 p.m.

TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)

NBCSN

Sat., June 13

4 p.m.

Horse of a Lifetime: American Pharoah’s Run to the Grand Slam (Breeders’ Cup Classic)

NBC

Sat., June 13

6 p.m.

TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)

NBCSN

Sun., June 14

4 p.m.

TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)

NBCSN

Tues., June 16

8:30 a.m.

Royal Ascot (LIVE)

NBCSN

Wed., June 17

8:30 a.m.

Royal Ascot (LIVE)

NBCSN

Thurs., June 18

8:30 a.m.

Royal Ascot (LIVE)

NBCSN

Fri., June 19

8:30 a.m.

Royal Ascot (LIVE)

NBCSN

Sat., June 20

9 a.m.

Royal Ascot (LIVE)

NBC

Sat., June 20

2:45 p.m.

152nd Belmont Stakes (LIVE)

NBC

Sat., June 20

6 p.m.

TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)

NBCSN

Sun., June 21

4 p.m.

TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)

NBCSN

Fri., June 26

6 p.m.

TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)

NBCSN

Sat., June 27

5 p.m.

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In -Presented by America’s Best Racing – Stephen Foster Stakes (LIVE)

NBC

Sat., June 27

6 p.m.

TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)

NBCSN

Sun., June 28

4 p.m.

TVG Trackside Live (LIVE)

NBCSN

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