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 .
The 2021 Preakness Stakes takes place later today and will be broadcast on NBC. Here’s how you can watch live without cable.
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 toand watch your local NBC station. You could also check out a , 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.