NBC Sports Lands Exclusive Rights to Derby, Preakness

May 3, 2005  •  Post A Comment

NBC Sports, Churchill Downs Inc. and Magna Entertainment/Maryland Jockey Club Tuesday said they reached an agreement giving the network the exclusive broadcast rights to the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, beginning in 2006 and continuing through 2010. Terms were not disclosed. The new agreement extends the relationship between NBC Sports and the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes an additional five years. NBC Sports has exclusively broadcast both races since 2001.