The allure of a Triple Crown hopeful will not buzz throughout Pimlico Race Course during the 147th Preakness Stakes on Saturday in Baltimore, but there are still some noteworthy storylines heading into the 1 3/16-mile horse race.
Can Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath become just the seventh filly to ever win the second leg of the Triple Crown?
Can Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter and trainer Steve Asmussen bounce back after squandering a late lead in the 148th Run for the Roses?
Could longshot Fenwick (50-1) pull a Rich Strike and shock the horse racing world for the second time in three weeks?
Were about to find out. Heres how to tune into the Preakness on both TV and livestream:
Post time for the 147th running of the Preakness Stakes is approximately 7:01 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Post time for the first race Saturday at Pimlico is 11:30 a.m., and the Preakness is Race 13.
Will Rich Strike race at the Preakness Stakes?
The Triple Crown will remain a club of 13 for the time being.
Reed and Dawson shocked fans last week when they announced Rich Strike would not compete at the Preakness Stakes, instead opting to rest him in anticipation of the Belmont Stakes on June 11th.
This marks the first time since 1985 that a healthy Kentucky Derby winner has sat out the Preakness Stakes when Spend a Buck elected to run the Jersey Derby instead.
When is the 2022 Preakness Stakes? Start time, pole positions
The 2022 Triple Crown season went off with a bang as Rich Strike became the second biggest underdog in Kentucky Derby history to win the run for the roses. The madness continues on Saturday as the field meets in Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes.
The second jewel of the Triple Crown will pit established favorites Epicenter and Simplification against newcomers like Early Voting, who opted to sit out of the Kentucky Derby. A notable absence — Rich Strike himself, the darling of the 2022 season — will not make the trip to Baltimore. While that effectively ends the bid for the Triple Crown, the Preakness is shaping up to be an event full of entertainment and intrigue.
Here’s everything you need to know about the 147th edition of the Preakness Stakes:
The Preakness Stakes is the second jewel of the Triple Crown and one of the premier annual horse racing events. With millions of viewers tuning in every year, it is the second-most watched race behind only the Kentucky Derby.
Traditionally held on the third Saturday of May, the Preakness Stakes is distinct in culture and competition.
Clocking in at 1 3/16 miles — 1/16 mile shorter than the Kentucky Derby — it is the shortest of the Triple Crown races, favoring speed and strength. The Preakness is also considerably more exclusive, featuring a maximum 14 horses.
The biggest change to the weekend program is the premier of Preakness Live, an immersive cultural experience highlighting music, art and culinary stars. Megan Thee Stallion, Lauryn Hill and The Chainsmokers are just a few of the celebrities expected to perform during the two-day event.
The Preakness Stakes have long called Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., home.
Nicknamed “Old Hilltop” after a small incline in the infield frequented by trainers and spectators alike, the course is celebrating its 152nd year of horse racing. The hill has since been leveled, but the name stuck and became an integral part of the event’s legacy.
Pimlico Race Course is named after the surrounding neighborhood, Pimlico, located approximately seven miles outside of downtown Baltimore.
The Preakness Stakes will take place on Saturday, May 21st with a post time of 7:01 p.m. ET.
What TV channel is the Preakness Stakes on?
CNBC will carry coverage of the Preakness from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Coverage will shift to NBC from 4 to 7:30 p.m.
CNBC is channel 355 on DIRECTV. On DISH Network, CNBC is channel 208.
What time is the Preakness race 2022?
What time does the Preakness start 2021?
The post time for the Preakness Stakes is set to be approximately 7:01 p.m. ET. The race will be run at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md. The Preakness will be the 13th race run at Pimlico on Saturday.
What time does the Preakness Start Central Standard time?