Preakness Stakes 2022: Time, post positions, horses, how to watch, live stream, TV channel
What time does the 2022 Preakness Stakes start? What TV channel is it on?
How to watch the 2022 Preakness Stakes via live online stream
The 2022 Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, is Saturday, June 21, at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore. The is the 147th Run for the Black-Eyed Susans, and will come live from Pimlico Race Course.
The Kentucky Derby is complete, which means that the second leg of the Triple Crown is slated to take place.
The 147th running of the Preakness Stakes serves as the second leg of the Triple Crown and occurs on Saturday, May 21. The Triple Crown schedule resumed to some normalcy in 2021 as the Kentucky Derby served as the opening leg of the Triple Crown, which it traditionally does.
Last week it was announced that Rich Strike, the long-shot winner of the Kentucky Derby, will not run in the Preakness. However there’s still a major Grade I race to run, despite the absence of a Triple Crown chase.
Just like at the Kentucky Derby the favorite is Epicenter, who was leading the pack at the Kentucky Derby before falling late to a surging Rich Strike and finishing as runner up. If you want to root for an underdog, Fenwick is a late entrant into the Preakness Stakes, and will likely be the longest shot on the board.
The race will be broadcast on NBC, with coverage starting at 4 p.m. and running through 7:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 21. But you don’t have to have access to broadcast television to see the action—you can watch it online.
If you don’t have a cable login to access NBC Sports online, 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 for any Roku enabled device, and you’ll be able to watch the Kentucky Derby and Oaks live.
The Preakness has a listed post time of 7:01 p.m. ET, but as is tradition you can expect the race to start a few minutes afterwards so the maximum amount of dollars get to the window.
While the Preakness is the second leg of the Triple Crown, there will be no chance of having a Triple Crown winner in 2022. Rich Strike, who was an 80-1 underdog, won the 2022 Kentucky Derby earlier this month, but won’t be participating in the Preakness Stakes.
Just as was the case in the Kentucky Derby, Epicenter is currently listed as the odds-on favorite at 6/5. Epicenter had a strong performance at the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago despite finishing in second by 3/4 of a length. The three-year old colt got out to an early lead, but just couldn’t hang on when the horses came around the final turn at Churchill Downs.
In addition to Epicenter, Secret Oath sits near the top with 9/2 odds for the second leg of the Triple Crown. Secret Oath has five first-place finishes in her eight career starts, including a first place finish at the Kentucky Oaks earlier this month. Secret Oath also finished third at the Arkansas Derby back in April.
If you are still in shock about an 80-1 longshot winning the Kentucky Derby and wondering if lightning can strike twice then you are probably looking forward to seeing Fenwick (50-1 on the morning line) run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes.
Or maybe you want to see if a girl horse (a 3-year-old filly) can beat eight boy horses (3-year-old colts) then you are probably looking forward to seeing Secret Oath (9-2) run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes.
In any case, in an effort to help you plan your day, we will answer the question: What time is the Preakness Stakes? And where can I watch it?
Below is all the information that you need to know about the 2022 Preakness Stakes.
When is the 2022 Preakness Stakes?
The 147th running of the Preakness Stakes will be held on Saturday, May 21. The post time is 7:01 p.m. ET.
Where is the Preakness Stakes?
The Preakness Stakes will take place at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, as it traditionally does.
How long is the Preakness Stakes
The Preakness Stakes will be run at its usual 1 3/16 miles around the track at Pimlico Race Course.
How to watch the 2022 Preakness Stakes
Date: Saturday, May 21
Post time: 7:01 p.m. ET
Location: Pimlico Race Course — Baltimore, Md.
TV: NBC | Stream: fuboTV (Try for free)
If you are a little further west in the Midwest, your start time is 6:01 p.m.
If you go even farther west and are spending some time in the Rocky Mountain time zone, set your alarm for 5:01 p.m.
And finally, if you are in the favorite time zone of most Los Angeles Times readers the gates will open around 4:01 p.m.
Yes, this is a few minutes later than the Kentucky Derby goes off, but the race is a sixteenth of a mile shorter.
And where to find it? Look for your local NBC station. In Los Angeles and New York, it’s channel 4, in Chicago, it’s on channel 5, and if you are in Denver, it’s channel 9.
The Preakness is the 13th race on a 14-race card that starts at 10:30 a.m. in Baltimore. If you want to bet the races at Santa Anita, they will be opening the gates at 7:15 a.m., which if you do the time conversion is 15 minutes before first post in Baltimore.
There are 10 stakes races on the card, including the 14th, which is for Arabians, not thoroughbreds.
If you are interested in watching it all, you can start at 10:30 a.m. ET with coverage on TVG. While there are some good people on TVG, the cable and streaming site is basically an all day and night infomercial to try and drive traffic to its ADW (advance deposit wagering) site. But if you are a horse racing fan, it’s indispensable.
For simplicity sake, we’re just going to list the time as if you were in Baltimore, or, in other words, Eastern time. TVG’s coverage goes until 4 p.m. but CNBC will also start its coverage at 2 p.m. and also go to 4 p.m. So, between 2 and 4 you can watch it on two channels.
At 4 p.m., the big-boy NBC channel take over, kicks TVG to the curb, and runs coverage until 7:30 p.m. All the NBC coverage is also streaming on Peacock.
If you are desperate for the 14th and final race, an Arabian Stakes, it goes back to TVG.
That should be a full day if you are so inclined, or maybe just 15 minutes in the late afternoon to early evening.