06/14/2012 4:47PM

Saratoga television schedule set


The NBC Sports Group finalized its lineup of five television shows that will originate from Saratoga this summer.

The NBC Sports Network will televise Grade 2, $500,000 Fourstardave on Aug. 11 and the Grade 2 Adirondack and Grade 2 Saratoga Special – both races for 2-year-olds _ on Aug. 12. Those shows will air from 6-7 p.m. Eastern and be preceded by Olympic coverage.

On Aug. 18, NBC Sports Network will broadcast the Grade 1 Alabama and Grade 1 Sword Dancer in a one-hour telecast from 5-6 p.m. Eastern.

On Aug. 25, NBC Sports will have a two-hour show that will include the Travers, King’s Bishop, and Ballston Spa.

On Sept. 1, NBC will show the Woodward and Forego in a one-hour telecast from 5-6 p.m.

There will be no network coverage of the first three Saturday cards from Saratoga because of NBC’s coverage of the Summer Olympics.