Preakness 2013 TV schedule on NBC and NBC Sports Network includes more than six hours of coverage May 17-18.
The second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the 138th Preakness Stakes, takes place at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday, May 18. Kentucky Derby winner Orb looks for a shot at the Triple Crown, which hasn’t been accomplished since Affirmed won in 1978. With only nine horses in the starting gate, Orb remains the favorite. But starting on the rail will put him at a disadvantage, and Mylute, Departing and Goldencents could play spoiler. I’ll Have Another won last year’s Kentucky Derby and Preakness, but his Triple Crown chances were scratched when tendonitis forced him out of the Belmont.
NBC and NBC Sports Network combine for six and a half hours of Preakness Stakes coverage, beginning on Friday with Preakness Classics on NBC Sports Network. NBC has live coverage of the race on Saturday at 4:30pm, followed by a post-race show on NBC Sports Network.
Here’s the schedule from the NBC Sports Group. More programming details are available on NBC’s press release.
|PREAKNESS STAKES 2013 TV SCHEDULE (All times ET)|
|Fri. May 17||3 p.m. – 4 p.m.||Preakness Classics||NBC Sports Network|
|4 p.m. – 5 p.m.||Black Eyed Susan Stakes||NBC Sports Network|
|Sat. May 18||2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.||Preakness Stakes Saturday||NBC Sports Network|
|4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.||Preakness Stakes||NBC|
|6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.||Preakness Post-Race Show||NBC Sports Network|
Preakness Draw (Odds)
1. Orb (Even)
2. Goldencents (8-1)
3. Titletown Five (30-1)
4. Departing (6-1)
5. Mylute (5-1)
6. Oxbow (15-1)
7. Will Take Charge (12-1)
8. Govenor Charlie (12-1)
9. Itsmyluckyday (10-1)
Photo: Credit: Barbara L. Johnston/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT