Where to Watch/Listen: 2021 Preakness Stakes Week

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War of Will wins the 2019 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. (Eclipse Sportswire)

After an exciting edition of Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 1, the focus of the racing world now shifts to Baltimore and Pimlico, where the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes is set for this Saturday, May 15.

Television coverage of the Preakness Stakes is provided by NBC Sports and their award-winning team. The broadcasts begin on Friday, May 14 with a one-hour broadcast of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes for 3-year-old fillies plus a Preakness Preview, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. On Saturday, May 15, races from Pimlico leading up to the Preakness will be shown on NBCSN from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET and then move over to NBC from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET. The Preakness Stakes has a scheduled post time of 6:47 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports’ Derby coverage is anchored by Mike Tirico, with analysis from retired Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey and Randy Moss, plus reporting and features from the rest of NBC Sports’ horse racing team including Donna Barton Brothers on horseback, handicapping picks from Eddie Olczyk, and much more. Coverage is also available to stream live on NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports app.

Racing from Churchill Downs and Belmont Park this week will be shown on America’s Day at the Races.” The NYRA-produced show presented by Claiborne Farm and America’s Best Racing begins a four-day run on Thursday, May 13. “America’s Day at the Races” airs on FS1 and FS2 – check the below schedule for air times.

In addition to the NBC Sports and Fox Sports coverage, TVG will also provide its usual comprehensive menu of racing throughout the week from tracks including Santa Anita Park and Gulfstream Park.

To headline the week's live streaming coverage, on Saturday ABR presents “Preakness Live!,” the go-to second-screen experience for watching Pimlico's signature race. Hosted by Dan Tordjman, Bram Weinstein and Danielle Moinet, the show begins at 4:30 p.m. ET May 15 and will feature over special guests leading up to the Preakness including handicappers and racing personalities. Watch “Preakness Live!” on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

On Thursday, May 13, the popular “La Trifecta” show returns at 8 p.m. ET with a Preakness preview. Presented en Espanol, the show is hosted by Darwin Vizcaya, Claudia Spadaro, and Annise Montplaisir. It airs on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

ABR's “Always Be Racing” show returns this Friday, May 14. Hosted by BlackJack Fletcher and Danielle Moinet, the show begins at 3 p.m. ET. “Always Be Racing” can be viewed on ABR's Facebook and Twitter channels as well as BlackJack's Twitter account and Danielle's Twitter account.

And after the Preakness, ABR's “The Winner’s Circle” will be back at its usual Monday timeslot of 11 a.m. ET with a show on May 17 analyzing the results of the big race. Presented by NYRA and NYRA Bets and hosted by Bram Weinstein and Dan Tordjman, “The Winner’s Circle” can be viewed on ABR’s Twitter and Facebook channels and Bram Weinstein’s Twitter channel. Archived episodes of “The Winner’s Circle” are available as podcasts via Apple and Spotify.

Here is a list of the television, live streaming, and radio coverage for Preakness Stakes week.

TV/Live Streaming Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

May 11

Preakness Stakes post-position draw

4 p.m.

Facebook

May 11

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 12

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 13

"America's Day at the Races"

3 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

FS2

May 13

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 13

"La Trifecta"

8 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

May 14

Broadcast of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBCSN

May 14

"Always Be Racing"

3 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter

May 14

"America's Day at the Races"

12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. on FS1, 5 p.m.-5:30 p.m. on FS2

FS1 and FS2

May 14

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 15

Broadcast of the Preakness Stakes

2 p.m.-5 p.m. on NBCSN, 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on NBC

NBC and NBCSN

May 15

"Preakness Live!"

4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

May 15

"America's Day at the Races"

2 p.m.-2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS2

May 15

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 16

"America's Day at the Races"

12:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

FS2

May 16

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 17

"The Winner's Circle"

11 a.m.

Facebook and Twitter

May 17

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
May 11 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
May 12 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
May 12 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
May 12 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
May 13 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
May 13 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
May 13 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
May 14 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
May 14 Coverage of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes and other Pimlico races 3 p.m.-6 p.m. HRRN
May 14 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
May 14 Inside Churchill Downs 6 p.m. ESPN 680/105.7
May 15 Equine Forum 8 a.m. HRRN
May 15 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM
May 15 Coverage of the Preakness Stakes and other Pimlico races 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. HRRN
May 17 Thoroughbred Post with Les Salzman 5 p.m. www.WEQSN.com

Note: All times listed are Eastern

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