NBC Sports goes long with Belmont

Just ahead of American Pharoah’s run for history this weekend, NBC Sports Group and The New York Racing Association locked in a long-term agreement extending NBCSG’s exclusive rights to the Belmont Stakes. The renewal includes multi-platform rights to the Belmont Stakes, Belmont Stakes Day, and key stakes races throughout each year, which will be televised on NBC and NBCSN and featured on NBC’s digital platforms. The Metropolitan Handicap on Belmont Stakes Day, the Belmont Gold Cup Invitational, the Belmont Oaks on July 4, the Wood Memorial, various summer races from Saratoga, and the Jockey Club Gold Cup are also among the NYRA races in the lineup. NBC Sports International will continue to distribute NBC’s coverage of the Belmont Stakes globally through the term of the deal.

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