2012 Arkansas Derby will air on CNBC

NEW YORK (AP) - NBC will provide live coverage of six major prep

races for the Kentucky Derby over four consecutive weekends

starting next March.

The series will be highlighted by a 90-minute live broadcast on

NBC featuring the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct in New York and the

Santa Anita Derby in California on April 7.

The other four Derby preps are the Spiral Stakes from Kentucky's

Turfway Park on March 24 and the Florida Derby from Gulfstream on

March 31, both of which will air on the NBC Sports Network (the new

name for the Versus channel), and the Blue Grass Stakes from

Keeneland and the Arkansas Derby from Oaklawn Park, to air on CNBC

on April 14.