NBC Sports to Televise Epsom Derby on Saturday

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The field for the 2014 Epsom Derby rounding Tattenham Corner and approaching the stretch. (WikiMedia Commons/monkeywing)

NBC Sports’ live horse racing coverage continues with the 240th running of the Epsom Derby this Saturday, June 1 at 10 a.m. ET on NBCSN from Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, England.

The race is the second jewel of the English Triple Crown, which begins with the Two Thousand Guineas and concludes with the St Leger.

The Epsom Derby is the U.K.’s richest horse race, with a purse of more than 1.6 million British pounds (more than $2 million U.S. dollars).

Renowned Irish horse racing trainer Aidan O’Brien, who has trained six past winners of the race, will field eight of the 15 runners in the race, including contenders Anthony Van Dyck and Sir Dragonet. Anthony Van Dyck ran in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Churchill Downs, competing against 2019 Preakness Stakes winner War of Will.

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

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