CBC will kick off the equestrian season with coverage of two events from Spruce Meadows this weekend as the venue celebrates its 40th season. A broadcast partner with Spruce Meadows for 23 seasons, CBC will once again carry a full slate of championship show jumping coverage on CBC-TV and online at cbcsports.ca in 2015.
Weekend coverage on CBC begins with the ‘National’ presented by Rolex, including Saturday’s RBC Royal Bank Grand Prix, presented by Rolex at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) and the ATCO Structures and Logistics Cup on Sunday at 2 p.m./2:30 p.m. NT (1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT online at cbcsports.ca). Coverage of the CNOOC Nexen Cup Derby will also be available on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET (11:30 a.m. PT) exclusively online at cbcsports.ca.
CBC’s broadcast team for the 2015 season includes host and play-by-play commentator Scott Russell (@SportsWkndScott), analyst Deanna Phelan (@Deanna_Phelan), reporter Brenda Irving (@BrendaCBCSports) and Spruce Meadows’ senior vice president, Ian Allison serving as field-level reporter, providing additional insights into the course, jumps, and horse and rider pairs.