When and Where to Watch the 2019 Preakness Stakes
The 144th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) is coming up May 18 at Pimlico, and considering the drama and controversy that surrounded the outcome of the Kentucky Derby, there’s no telling what the action in Baltimore might yield.In a perfect world we would all travel to Baltimore to watch the race in person, but for those of us who can’t make the trip, NBC Sports will provide the next-best thing—more than seven hours of live TV coverage across two days, including the Preakness and the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2).
So why not make an event of it? Print out the past performances, check out our and sign up for a BetAmerica account so you can follow along and wager on your favorites. Here are all the details you need to know about when and where to watch the 2019 Preakness Stakes...
Black-Eyed Susan StakesWarm up for the Saturday action by catching the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on May 17, during a two-hour broadcast that kicks off at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. The $250,000 race is expected to attract a quality field of 3-year-old fillies, possibly including a few starters from the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs.
Preakness Stakes UndercardCoverage of Preakness Day will get underway at 2 p.m. ET with a three-hour broadcast on NBCSN. With nine stakes races scheduled, including the Gallorette Stakes (G3), Chick Lang Stakes (G3) and Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3), there will be no shortage of exciting undercard events to watch and wager on.
Preakness Stakes and Dixie StakesThe main broadcast on NBC takes over at 5 p.m. ET and will run until 7:15 p.m., with the Preakness scheduled for 6:48 p.m. The broadcast is also expected to include one supporting stakes race, with the Dixie Stakes (G2) and the Sir Barton Stakes being possible options.
Will Kentucky Derby favorite Improbable rebound from his defeat at Churchill Downs to give Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a record-extending eighth win in the Preakness? Will a new shooter like Anothertwistafate or Alwaysmining emerge on the scene? Or will a longshot surprise like Country House did in the Kentucky Derby? Be sure to tune in and find out!