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NBC Sports Group's 'Summer at Saratoga' series schedule

NBC Sports Group will televise seven weeks of horse racing coverage from Saratoga with its third year of "Summer at Saratoga."

Coverage begins July 27 at 5 p.m. with the Diana and Jim Dandy Stakes on NBC Sports Network.

The next two broadcasts will be on NBC and seen locally on WNYT (Ch. 13). On Aug. 3, it will be the Whitney Invitational Handicap, and on Aug. 10, it will be the Fourstardave Handicap. Both telecasts start at 5 p.m.

On Aug. 11, NBCSN has the Adirondack and Saratoga Special at 5 p.m. The Aug. 17 broadcast on NBCSN is the Alabama Stakes and Sword Dancer Invitational at 5 p.m.

The big broadcast is Aug. 24, when NBC televises the Travers Stakes and King’s Bishop at 4:30 p.m. The Travers Stakes could see the three winners of this year's Triple Crown races -- Orb (Kentucky Derby), Oxbow (Preakness Stakes) and Palace Malice (Belmont Stakes).

The series concludes Aug. 31 on NBCSN with Bernard Baruch Handicap, the Forego Stakes and Woodward Stakes. Coverage starts at 4 p.m.

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