NBC Sports presents 12 hours of live racing coverage this week as NBCSN simulcasts TVG’s “Trackside Live” from 4-8 p.m. ET, starting Friday, March 27 and continuing through Sunday, March 29.
Anchored by the TVG on-air talent that covers racing every day, TVG’s “Trackside Live” provides fans with live horse racing from various tracks across the country.
The biggest race of the weekend – the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby from Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. – will air on NBCSN as scheduled this Saturday at 6 p.m. ET, and will be part of the “Trackside Live” coverage.
The Grade 1 Florida Derby will award qualifying points towards the 146th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, which will be run on Saturday, Sept. 5. Florida Derby winners have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby 15 times and Florida Derby runners have won the first jewel of the Triple Crown 24 times, both more than any other prep race.
Tiz the Law, the probable betting favorite, won the Grade 1 Champagne Stakes in October as well as last month’s Grade 3 Holy Bull Stakes. He will face some stiff competition from Ete Indien, the dominant winner of the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes in his last start. Independence Hall opened his career impressively, with three wins from his first three starts, but suffered his first career defeat in the Grade 3 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs last month. Gouverneur Morris, second in the Grade 1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, is another top contender.
Coverage of the Florida Derby 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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