NBC to Televise Rolex Event Prior to Preakness

Just before filly Rachel Alexandra tries to spoil Kentucky Derby longshot winner Mine That Bird's attempt to win the second leg of the Triple Crown, equine enthusiasts will be able to watch Headley Britannia and Australian rider Lucinda Fredericks gallop to the top of the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event.

The event was held April 23-26 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. Petite mare Headley Britannia took on the boys and won, becoming the first mare to claim the honors in the history of the event.

The program was originally slated to air May 3, but had to be rescheduled when a hockey game went into overtime.

Presented by Canon, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event telecast is now scheduled for Saturday, May 16, at 3:30 p.m. EST on NBC, just before coverage of the 134th Preakness Stakes, which begins at 4:30.

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