This weekend marks the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes in Saratoga, New York, and between betting lines and Justify’s attempt to become horse racing’s latest Triple Crown winner, there are plenty of angles for sports radio to cover.
NBC seems ready to lend a helping hand. The network will host a conference call with its broadcast team at 2pm Eastern on Wednesday June 6th. On the call will be Mike Tirico, who will be hosting NBC’s coverage, race analyst Randy Moss, race play-by-play caller Larry Collmus, Hall of Fame Jockey and multi-time Belmont champion Jerry Bailey, and NBC’s coordinating producer for horse racing coverage, Rob Hyland.
Stations interested in grabbing audio or asking questions should call 323-794-2597. The access code for the conference will be 3927833.
NBC will begin its coverage of the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9th at 2pm. NBCSN will have coverage throughout the weekend starting on Friday the 8th at 4pm.
If Justify manages to win Saturday’s race, he will become the second horse to win the Triple Crown since 2015. That year American Pharaoh became the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed did it 37 years earlier.