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NBC To Broadcast Hambletonian

Published: July 27, 2011 7:36 pm ET

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NBC, whose sports division was recognized this year with nine Emmy Awards, the most of any network, will provide high-definition live coverage of this year’s Hambletonian at the Meadowlands on August 6.

The Hambletonian is the only harness racing event broadcast on network television and will air on NBC for a fifth consecutive year, following a 13-year run on CBS. The show will run from 3-4 p.m. EDT, and include live coverage of the Hambletonian Oaks.

The award-winning NBC team of hosts Tom Hammond and Gary Seibel will anchor the broadcast. Joining them for the fourth consecutive year will be Kenny Rice, who is familiar to harness racing fans as a former host of the Breeders Crown Championship series. Seibel was recently inducted to the Communicators Corner of the Harness Racing Hall of Fame.

Also on the broadcast to serve as analyst and provide a closer look at the competitors from horseback is jockey and horsewoman Donna Brothers. Meadowlands announcer Ken Warkentin will provide his racing expertise and race call.

This story courtesy of Harness Racing Communications, a division of the U.S. Trotting Association. For more information, visit

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