The entourage was bigger and the photographers noisier as the 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome arrived at Belmont Park a few days after The Preakness Stakes, in this video courtesy of the New York Racing Association (NYRA)
When this blog began, “where and when to watch” meant TV. Now we can watch the live stream on our computers or portable devices, in addition to TV.
IMO, we have those ginormous big screen TVs for a reason. Yeah, I know I watch live stream video via TV. Just humor me, okay? 😉
So, let’s check out the schedule of NBC’s 2014 Belmont Stakes coverage.
I’m just going to link to Broadway World for the full schedule, but I’ll still summarize:
Everything but the main race and its lead-in coverage is on cable.
Lots of specials about California Chrome, in case you haven’t heard of him yet. He won the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes with gears to spare, so he’s making a run at the Triple Crown.
NBC will re-air coverage of the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.
The Belmont Classics retrospective specials appear to be including more horses, ranging from 2002 Belmont winner Sarava to last year’s winner Palace Malice.
There’s no filly race on Friday.
On Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day
The under card coverage fires up at 2:30 pm EDT on NBC Sports Network on cable.
At 4:40 pm EDT, the action moves over to your local NBC affiliate.
Post time for the Belmont Stakes is about 6:40ish.
At 7 pm EDT, when your local NBC station switches to news (or whatever), NBC Sports on cable picks up the post-race show.