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Following this year's Kentucky Derby, it's "riders up!" once again for the Preakness Stakes held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

2022 Preakness TV coverage and post time

Watch for all the action to take place at Pimlico on Saturday, May 21, 2022 with live television coverage of the Preakenss on NBC beginning at 4:30PM ET with post time set at approx. 6:50 PM ET.

2022 post positions and top contenders

Leading up to the Preakness, 2022 Preakness post positions and morning line odds will be announced on Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 4PM ET.

also see -> 2022 Belmont Stakes

2021 Preakness rewind

The lineup included Derby winner and Preakness favorite Medina Spirit with morning line odds announced at 9-5. Other official Preakness were Concert Tour at 5-2, Crowded Trade at 10-1, Rombauer at 12-1 (the winner), Unbridled Honor, Risk Taking, Midnight Bourbon, and Keepmeinmind at 15-1, France Go De Ina at 20-1, and longshot Ram at 40-1.

2021 Preakness payouts

Rombauer paid $25.60 to win, $10.00 to place, and $5.20 to show
Midnight Bourbon paid $4.60 to place and $3.00 to show
Medina Spirit paid $2.80 to show

Preakness Stakes fun facts

black eyed susan, Maryland's state flower• The Preakness is named after the horse who won the first stakes ever run in Pimlico when its doors first opened on May 27, 1873.

• The Preakness Stakes is sometimes dubbed "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" because a blanket of Viking daisies, decorated to look like Black-eyed Susans, is traditionally placed around the winner's neck. Actual Black-eyed Susans -- the state flower of Maryland -- are not in season during the Preakness.

• The official drink of the Preakness Stakes is the Black Eyed Susan cocktail made with orange juice and vodka.

• The Friday before the Preakness is Black-Eyed Susan Day at Pimlico, where a party atmosphere prevails, including the running of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes for 3-year-old fillies and appearances by notable female jockeys.

• While pre-race celebrations in Baltimore last for days, the actual Preakness Stakes race lasts an average 2 1/2 minutes.

The Run for the Preakness around the Web:

Elsewhere on the Web, learn more about the race for the Black Eyed Susans (Maryland's state flower) with a look at the odds, Preakness Stakes' most famous races in stories and pictures, along with Preakness party ideas, and background history on the famous Woodlawn Vase winner's trophy ...

2022 Preakness at Pimlico -
The scene of all the action with seating, ticket and parking info, visitor accommodations and related Maryland attractions, feature stories and profiles, history and trivia, and lots more as the big race draws near...

Preakness Stakes - Complete Wikipedia overview including history and controversy, as well as facts and information on the modern race, including a complete list of winners, most wins and records with related resources.

The Woodlawn Vase and the Preakness Stakes - The famous winner's trophy designed by Tiffany & Co. with a long and fascinating history, clickable photo.

also see -> Kentucky Derby | Belmont

Preakness Party Ideas

Preakness Party Tips - Complete recipes for those luscious Maryland crab cakes and mixology for the Black-Eyed Susan, the traditional drink of the Preakness...

Triple Crown Recipes at StarChefs - The complete menu including Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes party ideas with a nod to the Preakness in a lip-smacking recipe for Maryland Fried Chicken and Maryland crab cakes.

Preakness Cocktail - A scotch concoction to help celebrate the day.

Millemark Equine Postcard Center - Say 'hay!' with a selection of lovely photos to send as free e-invitations to the party.



What time is the Preakness today? Post time, TV channel, horses & more to watch 2021 race

The second jewel of the Triple Crown is up for grabs on Saturday.

The 2021 Preakness Stakes, which will run at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, will help determine whether Medina Spirit can become the first horse since Justify in 2018 to win the Triple Crown. Even if the horse does win Saturday's race, however, that lofty accomplishment might not be guaranteed.

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That's because Medina Spirit returned a test positive for 21 picograms of betamethasone after its win at the 2021 Kentucky Derby. Pimlico decided to let the horse race on Saturday but, if a second test confirms the first, then Churchill Downs will invalidate Medina Spirit's Derby win and grant runner-up Mandaloun the retroactive victory. The retesting results aren't expected for several weeks.

Mandaloun is not part of Saturday's race at the Preakness Stakes.

Just another tantalizing tidbit for bettors and sports fans alike ahead of Saturday's race, which will include 10 horses and jockeys — including prohibitive morning-line favorite Medina Spirit (9/5 odds).

With that, here's everything you need to know about the 2021 Preakness Stakes, including the post time and how to watch the event.

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What time is the Preakness Stakes today?

  • Date: Saturday, May 15
  • Post time: 6:50 p.m. ET
  • TV coverage: NBC

NBC Sports will cover the Preakness Stakes starting at 2 p.m. ET and transfer coverage to NBC at 5 p.m. The race has a scheduled post time of 6:50 p.m. ET at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

What channel is the Preakness Stakes on?

NBC has full broadcast rights for each of the Triple Crown races, including the Preakness Stakes. Viewers can also stream the race on NBC via fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

PREAKNESS STAKES: Full draw and odds for 2021 race

Preakness Stakes horses 2021

Post positionHorseOdds
3Medina Spirit9/5
4Crowded Trade10/1
5Midnight Bourbon5/1
7France Go De Ina20/1
8Unbridled Honor15/1
9Risk Taking15/1
10Concert Tour5/2

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2021 Winner

Rombauer made a last second push down the home stretch to pull ahead of Midnight Bourbon and Medina Spirit, to win the 146th Preakness Stakes for Jockey Flavien Prat and Trainer Michael McCarthy.

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Black-Eyed Susan

2021 Winner

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In last year's rearranged schedule, the Preakness Stakes was run as the third leg of the Triple Crown. The race at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore is back in its traditional spot this year, sandwiched between the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes.

Medina Spirit failed a drug test after its win at the Kentucky Derby but will be racing in the Preakness. The colt, trained by Bob Baffert, is facing additional scrutiny and testing but is one of the favorites to win Saturday's race. You can see all of the Preakness odds here.

The 2021 Preakness Stakes takes place later today and will be broadcast on NBC. Here's how you can watch live without cable.

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When does the Preakness Stakes start?

The Preakness Stakes takes place today, Saturday, May 15. TV coverage starts at 5 p.m. ET on NBC. Post time is set for 6:50 p.m. ET (3:50 p.m. PT).

How can I watch the Preakness on TV?

If you don't have cable, you still have plenty of options. The least expensive that doesn't require streaming is to connect an over-the-air antenna to your TV and watch your local NBC station. You could also check out a live TV streaming service, all of which offer free trials and offer NBC. Not every service carries your local NBC station, however, so check the links below to make sure it's available in your area.

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2021 Preakness Stakes post time, odds: Live stream, TV info, how to watch race at Pimlico Race Course

The second leg of horse racing's triple crown is always brimming with intrigue. The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes is no different, but not for the usual reason.

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, trained by the legendary Bob Baffert, enters as the betting favorite, though both horse and trainer are surrounded by controversy. Following Medina Spirit's Derby win he tested positive for a substance that is banned on race day, putting his victory in doubt for the time. He has since tested negative and will therefore be allowed to enter the Preakness.

Baffert has taken his lumps from the racing community, been sued by bettors, and has decided to stay away from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.

Regardless, both of his entries are primed to compete Saturday, with Concert Tour entering as second choice. Steve Asmussen's Midnight Bourbon, with Irad Ortiz Jr. on board, comes in at 5-1.

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Preakness Stakes post time

Post time for the 2021 Preakness Stakes is 6:50 p.m EST. The race will air on NBC.

TV and streaming info

Coverage from Pimlico Race Course begins at 2 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network and will continue at 5 on NBC. The race can be streamed on the NBC app or 

Odds for the field

Post position, horse, trainer, jockey, morning-line odds

1. Ram, D. Wayne Lukas, Ricardo Santana Jr., 30-1

2. Keepmeinmind, Robertino Diodoro, David Cohen, 15-1

3. Medina Spirit, Bob Baffert, John Velazquez, 9-5

4. Crowded Trade, Chad Brown, Javier Castellano, 10-1

5. Midnight Bourbon, Steve Asmussen, Irad Ortiz Jr., 5-1

6. Rombauer, Michael McCarthy, Flavien Prat, 12-1

7. France Go de Ina, Hideyuki Mori, Joel Rosario, 20-1

8. Unbridled Honor, Todd Pletcher, Luis Saez, 15-1

9. Risk Taking, Chad Brown, Jose Ortiz, 15-1

10. Concert Tour, Bob Baffert, Mike Smith, 5-2

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Racehorse Reality

The third Saturday in May returns with fans for the first time in two years, as the 2021 Preakness Stakes heads to the starting gate at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday. The “Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” kicks off late Saturday afternoon in Louisville at Churchill Downs. It is the 13th race on the schedule, and is scheduled to start at approximately 6:47 p.m. ET.

It will air live on NBC Sports Network, and can be live streamed at If you don’t have a cable login to access the apps, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it. You can also download the Twin Spires app on Roku devices to watch all races from Churchill Downs for free.

The race is a Grade I stakes race with $1.5 million added to the purse. All entrants are three-year-old horses (all mares this year) traveling 9.5 furlongs, or 1 3/16 miles. Last year’s winner was Swiss Skydiver, who crossed in 1:53.28.

The under-investigation Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit opens as the favorite in this year’s race at 9/5. His Bob Baffert barn-mate Concert Tour, who did not run at Churchill Downs two weeks ago, is the second choice early at 5/2.

Here are the post positions and morning line odds for the 2021 Preakness Stakes:

1. Ram 30-1
2. Keepmeinmind 15-1
3. Medina Spirit 9-5
4. Crowded Trade 10-1
5. Midnight Bourbon 5-1
6. Rombauer 12-1
7. France go de Ina 20-1
8. Unbridled Honor 15-1
9. Risk Taking 15-1
10. Concert Tour 5-2


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What time does the Preakness Stakes start? What TV channel is it on?


The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown doesn’t have quite the fanfare as the Kentucky Derby. In fact, raise your hand if you’re going to a Preakness party. Thought so.

But this year, there is so much off-the-track drama that it just might generate more interest than normal. All of which begs the question: What time is the Preakness Stakes ?

We’ll start in Los Angeles, where it is in its usual mid-afternoon position of 3:47 p.m. Moving east, it means 4:47 p.m. if you are in the Mountain time zone, 5:47 p.m. in Chicago and 6:47 p.m. if you are munching on crab cakes in Baltimore.

And you can find coverage of the race on your local NBC station starting at 2 p.m. in Los Angeles. (You can make the time adjustments for where you live. ) If you are into some of the lead-up races, which are pretty good, you can find coverage on NBCSN starting at 11 a.m. Pacific time. It’s probably the last Preakness Day coverage for NBCSN, as the station is being discontinued soon.

There are some traditions that mirror the Kentucky Derby at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Instead of “My Old Kentucky Home,” there is the singing of “Maryland, My Maryland.”

The Derby has the blanket of roses, while the Preakness has a blanket of Black-eyed Susans, which happens to be the state flower of Maryland.

The race is actually shorter than the Kentucky Derby by 1/16th of a mile or, in horse racing parlance, half a furlong. That makes the race 1 3/16 miles.

The drama this year is centered on Derby winner Medina Spirit, who tested positive for betamethasone, which is a legal medication except on race day. It’s not considered a performance enhancer but nonetheless is prohibited on the day a horse runs.

If Medina Spirit wins the Preakness, with a possible disqualification in the Kentucky Derby months or years away, it sure will make things interesting when the final stop on the Triple Crown road takes everyone to New York for the Belmont Stakes in three weeks.


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