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Belmont Superboard! plus TV highlights


June 6, 2015     E-mail this page to a friend!

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Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner American Pharoah runs for history, aiming to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, as NBC Sports Group presents the 147th Belmont Stakes today, June 6, on NBC.

Highlights of NBC Sports Group’s Belmont coverage include:

As American Pharoah looks to break the Triple Crown drought, NBC Sports takes a look at streak breakers through the eyes of athletes who have been part of milestone championship victories including John Elway, Curt Schilling, and Mark Messier, as well as Dale Earnhardt, Jr., who discusses his father’s 1998 Daytona 500 victory.

Celebrities will contribute good luck messages for American Pharoah.

Bob Costas’ essay on the elusive Triple Crown, discussing past winners and what makes this achievement unique, and difficult.

Josh Elliott hosts a feature on American Pharoah’s road to the Triple Crown, takes a look at his challengers, and visits with Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who is making his fourth attempt at the Triple Crown with American Pharoah.

A look at Victor Espinoza’s 2014 Triple Crown attempt at Belmont aboard California Chrome. Espinoza, once a bus driver in Mexico, is now the first jockey in history to have three chances at the Triple Crown. In addition, Jerry Bailey and Randy Moss continue their debate on the reasons California Chrome finished fourth in last year’s Belmont and failed to win the Triple Crown.

For the first time at the Belmont Stakes, NBC Sports will utilize a 4K super-slow-motion, reverse finish-line camera.