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NBC Sports will continue to present the Kentucky Derby on NBC and Peacock through 2032, Churchill Downs and NBC Sports announced Saturday.

The extension of the NBC Sports-Churchill Downs relationship–which began with the 2001 Kentucky Derby–makes NBC the longest-running home of the Derby, and NBCUniversal the first media company to present the Kentucky Derby over three decades.

“As we celebrate the 150th running of the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs is proud to extend the relationship with NBC Sports,” said Churchill Downs CEO Bill Carstanjen. “As our media partner for the last 23 years, NBC has artfully captured the most exciting two minutes in sports and the spectacle of the senses that surrounds it.”

“Telling the rich stories surrounding the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May is part of the fabric of NBC Sports, and we are thrilled to continue that tradition with Churchill Downs,” said Rick Cordella, President, NBC Sports. “We look forward to surrounding the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby with wall-to-wall coverage and extensive promotion on the platforms of NBCUniversal.”

The extension includes multiplatform rights to the Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks, and Derby and Oaks Day programming, which will be presented on NBC, Peacock, USA Network and additional NBCU platforms.

The Kentucky Derby is America’s oldest continuously held major sporting event, with the 150th running in 2024.

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