06/14/2012 5:47PM

Saratoga television schedule set

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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.