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Leading riders Javier Castellano, Mike Smith, and John Velazquez have been nominated for the 2017 ESPY Award as Best Jockey, the cable sports television and online network announced today.

NFL free agent Jacob Tamme experienced a new kind of sporting achievement on Wednesday when a Thoroughbred racehorse he co-owns, Con Te Partiro, won the Sandringham Stakes in an upset at the prestigious Royal Ascot meet in England.

In honor of #NationalSelfieDay, we’re sharing some of our fans’ favorite trackside selfies! See below for a selection we saw on Twitter to celebrate the day:

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— Chris Campitelli (@CampoTres) June 21, 2017

STAMFORD, Conn. – NBCSN presents daily live coverage of the Royal Meeting in Ascot, Berkshire, England – one of the most prestigious horse racing meets in the world – from Tuesday, June 20, through Saturday, June 24. NBCSN’s live coverage of the full five-day Royal meeting will air daily from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. ET -- for a total of 22.5 coverage hours. This year’s coverage marks the U.S. television debut of the event.

A summer staple, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week returns on Sunday, July 23, at 7 p.m. ET, and it features racehorse owner Michael Phelps testing his own racing prowess in a unique contest.

Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, makes a splash with the most interesting race of his career in “Phelps vs. Shark: Great Gold vs. Great White.”

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