NBC Sports Pressbox

THE MODERATOR:  Joining us on today’s call, NBC Sports commentator Tom Hammond; analyst Randy Moss; Hall of Fame jockey and two time Derby winner Jerry Bailey; analyst and Morning Line setter, Mike Battaglia; analyst Eddie Olczyk; race caller Larry Collmus; and our coordinating producer, Rob Hyland.

We’ll have a quick comment from each, and take questions.

ROB HYLAND:  Thanks.  I always start off with sort of an overview of the race.  But for me, the Kentucky Derby is the ultimate bucket list sporting event, and our job over the next few days is to showcase all that makes this day and this event so special.

Our telecast will be a blend of sports and entertainment, but we’ll educate and inform the viewers on all of the major story lines of this year’s race.

As Dan said, our coverage begins today starting at 5:30 with the draw.  We’ll begin…

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