Opening segment of the Road to the Kentucky Derby preview show.
The Jockey Club, in collaboration with the NBC Sports Group, kicked off the Road to the Kentucky Derby series with a 30-minute special previewing the Triple Crown season on Saturday, March 23, on the NBC Sports Network. The entire preview show, separated into segments, is available in its entirety here for your enjoyment.
The opening segment of "The Road to the Kentucky Derby" preview show (ABOVE) features a look at what it takes for a horse to reach the starting gate for the first jewel of the Triple Crown, an explanation of the new points system for determining which horses make the 20-horse field for the race, and an in-depth look at this year's top contenders.
DERBY PREVIEW SEGMENT TWO
The second segment of "The Road to the Kentucky Derby" preview show includes a feature on the America’s Best Racing Brand Ambassadors and their mission to promote increased interest in Thoroughbred racing’s lifestyle scene and premier events as well as a piece on the party atmosphere of racing at Fair Grounds in New Orleans.
DERBY PREVIEW SEGMENT THREE
Segment three focuses on two of the most visible jockeys in the sport. Rosie Napravnik is one of the top, young riders in the game and a great ambassador for the sport, while Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens is in the midst of a remarkable comeback and shooting for another win in the Triple Crown.
DERBY PREVIEW SEGMENT FOUR
The final segment of "The Road to the Kentucky Derby" preview show takes a look at the path to Churchill of some of the sport’s most recognizable Kentucky Derby winners and also includes a Racing 101 piece on the qualities needed for a racehorse to become a true Kentucky Derby contender.