The Kentucky Derby is over, and it’s on to the 148th Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown. This Saturday, eight horses will compete for the honour of a blanket of Black-Eyed Susans — and the big prize of $900,000 — but nearly all eyes will be on one Preakness contender: Mage. Unlike this year’s Derby winner, the unexpected 2023 winner of the Run for the Roses will participate in the Preakness Stakes, giving him a good chance to win the Triple Crown, an achievement only 13 horses have ever achieved. If you want to follow Mage’s Triple Crown quest this weekend, here’s how to watch the 2023 Preakness Stakes live, as well as how to watch today’s Black-Eyed Susan race.
How to watch Preakness Stakes 2023 Live:
Viewers around the world can watch the action live on the following channels and here for free:
Live Broadcast: Preakness Stakes 2023 Live
When and Where Preakness Stakes 2023 Data and Start Time:
- Date: Saturday, May 20
- Time: 1 PM E
- Where: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland
- TV Network: NBC, CNBC
Preakness Stakes 2023 schedule:
Friday, May 19
- Black-Eyed Susan: 4:30 p.m. (Peacock)
Saturday, May 20
- Preakness Stakes early races: 1 p.m. (CNBC, Peacock)
- 148th Preakness Stakes: 4:30 p.m. (NBC, Peacock)
Where is the Preakness Stakes 2023?
The Preakness Stakes are held at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
What are the Preakness Stakes?
The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the Triple Crown, held two weeks after the Kentucky Derby. The 1.9-kilometre event is held at Pimlico Event Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
Instead of roses, the race is called “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans,” after Maryland’s state flower. Because black-eyed Susans are out of season in May, the winner’s garland is made up of similar-looking Viking mums.
Who won the 2023 Kentucky Derby?
Mage, a three-year-old chestnut horse, was crowned the 149th Kentucky Derby winner. This was trainer Gustavo Delgado’s and jockey Javier Castellano’s first Kentucky Derby triumph.
Preakness Stakes 2023 post positions and odds
No. 1 post: National Treasure, 4-1
No. 2 post: Chase the Chaos, 50-1
No. 3 post: Mage, 8-5
No. 4 post: Coffeewithchris, 20-1
No. 5 post: Red Route One,10-1
No. 6 post: Perform, 15-1
No. 7 post: Blazing Sevens, 6-1
No. 8 post: First Mission, 5-2