VERSUS To Bet on the Ponies This Summer

From Ken Schott:

NBC and Versus will combine to televise eight hours of live coverage from Saratoga Race Course over seven weekends. The series, called “Summer at Saratoga,” starts July 23 with the Coaching Club American Oaks at 5 p.m. on NBC.

The big news is that the prestigious Travers Stakes will be televised by NBC Aug. 27 at 5 p.m. NBC will televise one other race, the Alabama Stakes on Aug. 20 at 5 p.m.

Versus will televise five races, starting July 30 with the Diana Stakes. On Aug. 6, it will have the Whitney Stakes. The other races on Versus are the Vanderbilt Stakes Aug. 7, the Sword Dancer Aug. 13 and the Woodward Stakes Sept. 3. Broadcasts coverage for those races starts at 5 p.m.


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