1/ST Racing Tour, The Coast-To-Coast Connected Racing Series, Partners With NBC Sports To Expand Live Horse Racing Coverage On NBC, CNBC And Peacock
1/ST RACING TOUR, THE COAST-TO-COAST CONNECTED RACING SERIES, PARTNERS WITH NBC SPORTS TO EXPAND LIVE HORSE RACING COVERAGE ON NBC, CNBC AND PEACOCK
60 Stakes Races Highlight 1/ST RACING TOUR
1/ST RACING TOUR to Deliver Big Jackpots and New Wagers
(HALLANDALE BEACH, FL) February 2, 2023 - 1/ST announces the expansion of its partnership with NBC Sports to broadcast the 1/ST RACING TOUR on NBC, CNBC and Peacock. The 1/ST RACING TOUR is a series of connected coast-to-coast races that kicked off with the record-setting 2023 Pegasus World Cup, on Saturday, January 28. Taking place on the first Saturday of February, March and April, including the Santa Anita Derby and concluding with the legendary Preakness Stakes at Preakness 148, the 1/ST RACING TOUR is an innovative new format that significantly increases the number of televised races showcasing the best in Thoroughbred horse racing.
This connected series provides over 11-hours of expanded racing content, including live coverage of six Triple Crown preps. 1/ST RACING TOUR days feature full race day cards, 60 stakes races, exciting coast-to-coast Pick 5 wagers and six 1/ST handicapping contests. Coordinated post times provide rapid and robust racing action every 20-minutes offering new wagering opportunities for fans along with bigger jackpots.
Coverage of the 1/ST RACING TOUR continues Saturday, February 4, with two-hours of live broadcasts from Gulfstream Park (GSP) and Santa Anita Park (SAP) from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. ET, including two Triple Crown preps - the Holy Bull Stakes and the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.
NBC Sports’ scheduled programming for the 1/ST RACING TOUR on NBC, CNBC and Peacock along with supporting coverage on FanDuelTV, includes:
• Saturday, February 4 - Holy Bull Stakes (GSP) and Robert B. Lewis Stakes (SAP) • Saturday, March 4 - Fountain of Youth (GSP), Santa Anita Handicap and San Felipe Stakes (SAP) • Saturday, April 1 - Florida Derby (GSP) and Santa Anita Oaks (SAP) • Saturday, April 8 - Santa Anita Derby (SAP) • Saturday, May 20 - 148 Preakness Stakes (Pimlico Race Course)
“While these legendary races are familiar to many, the 1/ST RACING TOUR format brings a fresh and innovative approach to bi-coastal racing,” said Gregg Colvin, Chief Executive Officer, 1/ST CONTENT. “The volume of world-class racing content and the sheer number of televised races we are able to offer on premier race days coupled with big jackpots, new types of wagers and unique hospitality experiences is something that only 1/ST can deliver.”
Franki Dettori, the world’s best jockey, has announced that the 1/ST RACING TOUR is part of his retirement tour. Riding at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park throughout the duration of the tour, fans can witness Thoroughbred horse racing’s GOAT compete in North America for the last time.
Immersive new experiences and innovations including AI virtual 1/ST RACING TOUR races, enhanced gate, jockey and pony cams along with new drone coverage serve to provide elevated and enhanced viewing experiences designed to bring fans closer to the action.
The 1/ST RACING TOUR features elevated hospitality and entertainment experiences at all venues.
For broadcast times and more information on the 1/ST RACING TOUR, visit www.1st.com/tour or follow on social @1st_racing on Twitter or @1stracing on Instagram.
To wager on the 1/ST RACING TOUR, visit www.1stbet.com to download the 1/ST BET app or visit www.xpressbet.com.