NBC Sports’ Preakness Special to Celebrate American Pharoah's Win, Announce 2020 Date

The Sport
American Pharoah rolls to a dominant victory in the 2015 Preakness Stakes en route to winning the Triple Crown. (Eclipse Sportswire)

With the 145th Preakness Stakes postponed, NBC Sports presents a special show on NBC at 5 p.m. ET this Saturday, May 16 – the original date for the race – headlined by American Pharoah’s memorable Preakness Stakes win five years ago.

The one-hour special "The Middle Jewel: American Pharoah’s Run to the Triple Crown," will look back at American Pharoah’s dominating win in the 140th Preakness Stakes. Just prior to post time in 2015, Pimlico Race Course was engulfed in torrential rain and thunder, resulting in a sloppy track.  The conditions didn’t hinder American Pharoah, who ran to a seven-length victory in a Preakness which for the first time since 2009 featured the top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby – American Pharoah, Firing Line, and Dortmund.

NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico will open Saturday’s show, and also will host a segment in which Stronach Group Chairman and President Belinda Stronach and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announce the rescheduled date of the 145th Preakness Stakes.

NBCSN simulcasts TVG's "Trackside Live" throughout the weekend, beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, May 15 and 6 p.m. ET this Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17. Anchored by several TVG on-air commentators who cover racing every day, including TVG host and NBC Sports reporter Britney Eurton, TVG’s "Trackside Live" provides fans with live horse racing from various tracks across the country.

Live coverage will be streamed on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs.

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