Where to Watch/Listen: Preakness Stakes Week 2022

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Fans watch a race on Preakness Stakes day 2014 at Pimlico. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Almost two weeks ago, the 148thKentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve brought a sense of normalcy and high fan interest back to Thoroughbred racing, with TV ratings up from a pandemic-altered 2021 and attendance at Churchill Downs back at full capacity as well. The momentum should keep going into this upcoming weekend, when Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md., hosts the 147thPreakness Stakes on Saturday, May 21.

Kentucky Derby upset winner Rich Strike will not be present, but the Preakness does not lack for star power with Derby runner-up Epicenter and Longines Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath headlining a nine-horse field. The Preakness is the centerpiece event in a two-day sequence of premium entertainment at Pimlico that includes the Preakness Live! Culinary Arts and Music Festival on Friday, May 20 and the InfieldFest on Saturday.

The Preakness will be televised live on NBC to culminate a broadcast from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by Mike Tirico, with analysis from Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey, handicapping from Matt Bernier, and reporting from Donna Barton Brothers, Britney Eurton, and others. Undercard races from Pimlico will be shown on CNBC from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET. For the first time, NBC Sports’ Preakness coverage will also be livestreamed on its Peacock service. Post time for Preakness 147 is 7:01 p.m. ET.

NBC Sports will also televise the George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Stakes from Pimlico on Friday, May 20, during a show from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET on the USA Network.

Racing from Belmont Park and Churchill Downs this week is featured on “America’s Day at the Races.” The NYRA-produced show will air from Thursday-Sunday on FS2 – check the below schedule for air times. 

Racing from Pimlico, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream ParkWoodbine, and other tracks will be shown on TVG as part of their comprehensive coverage.

An active week of livestreaming from Team ABR is highlighted by our “Preakness Pre-Game Show.” This livestream on-site from Pimlico begins at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday, May 21. The show is hosted by Danielle Moinet, Dan Tordjman, and Bram Weinstein and will feature numerous guests to provide handicapping and analysis, including NFL Network national insider Ian Rapoport. The “Preakness Pre-Game Show” will be streamed on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels as well as on Danielle’s Twitter channel.

You won’t want to miss ABR’s “Preakness Preview LIVE” show airing Thursday, May 19, at 7 p.m. ET. Hosted by Joy Taylor and Jonathan Kinchen, the show will break down Preakness 147 from a betting perspective as well as other races at Pimlico. It will be streamed on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels as well as Joy’s Facebook and Twitter channels and Jonathan’s Twitter channel.

On Wednesday, May 18, “Devine and the Dog” is back beginning at 6 p.m. ET. Hosted by racing analyst Megan Devine and horseplayer and raconteur Chase Sessoms, aka “The Wolf of Oaklawn,” “Devine and the Dog” can be streamed on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels as well as Megan’s Twitter channel and Chase’s Twitter channel.

Thursday evening, May 19, the popular “La Trifecta” returns for a Preakness preview at 8 p.m. ET. Presented en Español, “La Trifecta” is hosted by Darwin Vizcaya, Claudia Spadaro, and Annise Montplaisir. This week’s show will be broadcast on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.

Here’s a rundown of TV, radio, and livestreaming coverage for Preakness week:

TV and Livestreaming Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

May 18

"Devine and the Dog"

6 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

May 18

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 19

"America's Day at the Races"

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

FS2

May 19

"Preakness Preview LIVE!"

7 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

May 19

"La Trifecta"

8 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

May 19

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 20

"America's Day at the Races"

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

FS2

May 20

Broadcast of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

5 p.m.-6 p.m.

USA Network

May 20

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 21

"America's Day at the Races"

12 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

FS2

May 21

Broadcast of Preakness Stakes undercard races at Pimlico

2 p.m.-4 p.m.

CNBC

May 21

Broadcast of the 147th Preakness Stakes

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

NBC

May 21

"Preakness Pre-Game Show"

4:30 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

May 21

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

May 22

"America's Day at the Races"

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

FS2

May 22

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
May 18 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
May 18 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
May 19 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
May 19 Race Day on HRRN 4 p.m. HRRN
May 19 Brisnet Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
May 20 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
May 20 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
May 20 Inside Churchill Downs 6 p.m. ESPN 680/105.7
May 21 Equine Forum Presented by TwinSpires 8 a.m. HRRN
May 21 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM

Note: All times listed are Eastern

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