What is the Preakness Race?
The Preakness Stakes, also known as the Preakness, is an American flat thoroughbred horse race held annually at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the second jewel in the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing, held annually two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the Belmont Stakes. The Preakness Race is one of the most iconic horse races in the world and is a major event in the racing season.
History of the Preakness Race
The Preakness Stakes was first held in 1873, and was won by Survivor, a three-year-old filly owned by Maryland horseman William R. Travers. The Preakness was named after a winning colt at the Pimlico Race Course, which opened in 1870. The race was originally run at a distance of 1.5 miles. In 1894, the distance was changed to 1 3/16 miles, where it remains today.
The Preakness has been held at Pimlico Race Course since its inception. The post time for the race has varied over the years, ranging from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Notable Horses to Win the Preakness Race
There have been many memorable horses to win the Preakness Race over the years, including:
- Gallant Fox (1930): Won the Triple Crown by winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes.
- Secretariat (1973): Won the Triple Crown for the second time in 25 years, setting a new world record for the 1 3/16-mile Preakness Stakes.
- Affirmed (1978): The last horse to win the Triple Crown.
- American Pharoah (2015): The first horse to win the Triple Crown since Affirmed.
What Channel is the Preakness Race on Today?
The Preakness Stakes is broadcast on NBC. The race is typically broadcast on NBC Sports Network, NBCSN, but this year it will air on NBC.
Live Coverage of the Preakness Race
NBC will provide live coverage of the Preakness Stakes, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 15. The coverage will be hosted by Bob Costas, and will include analysis from analysts Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey.
Online Streaming of the Preakness Race
In addition to television coverage, the Preakness Stakes will also be available for streaming online. The race can be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, as well as on the NBC Sports YouTube channel.
In addition to live coverage of the Preakness Stakes, NBC will also be providing pre-race coverage of the event. This coverage will include interviews with jockeys, trainers, and owners, as well as feature stories about the horses and their connections. The pre-race coverage will begin at 3 p.m. ET and will be hosted by Bob Costas.
When is the Preakness Race?
This year, the Preakness Stakes will take place on Saturday, May 15 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The post time for the race is 6:45 p.m. ET.
How to Bet on the Preakness Race
Betting on the Preakness Stakes is a popular pastime for horse racing fans. For those looking to place a bet on the race, there are a number of ways to do so.
- Online Betting Sites: There are a number of online betting sites that offer betting on the Preakness Stakes, including Bovada, TwinSpires, and TVG.
- Race Tracks: Many race tracks, including Pimlico, offer betting on the Preakness Stakes. Be sure to check with your local race track to see if they offer Preakness Stakes wagering.
- Off-Track Betting Sites: OTB sites, also known as simulcast wagering, offer betting on the Preakness Stakes. Check with your local OTB site to see if they offer Preakness Stakes wagering.
The Preakness Stakes is one of the most iconic horse races in the world and is a major event in the racing season. The race will be televised on NBC on Saturday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. ET. In addition to television coverage, the race can also be streamed live on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app, as well as on the NBC Sports YouTube channel. For those looking to place a bet on the race, there are a number of ways to do so, including online betting sites, race tracks, and off-track betting sites.