The 143rd Preakness Stakes Online Guide [FAQ]

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The Preakness Stakes will take place this coming Saturday, May 19th at Pimlico Race Track, in Baltimore, Maryland. The Preakness is the second of the Triple Crown races, coming after the Kentucky Derby, but before the Belmont Stakes, which will be held on June 9.

What time is the Preakness?

Coverage will begin on NBC Sports and other networks internationally around 2:30 PM EST. The Race is scheduled to begin at around 5:30 PM EST.

Where can I watch the Preakness?

NBC Sports Network will have hours of coverage leading up to the race at 5:30 PM EST, but the actual race will be broadcasted on NBC. The race will also be streamed at online racebook, Pimlico’s official website, and on the Preakness Stakes’ Facebook page. It will also be available on mobile devices with the NBC Sports App.

Where is the Preakness Held?

It’s been held at Pimlico Downs Race Course in Baltimore for most of the race’s history. There was a period in 1890 where the race was not run for three years. For 15 years between 1894 and 1909, it was held in Coney Island, New York before returning to Pimlico.

How long is the Preakness?

It’s the shortest of the Triple Crown races at 1 3/16 miles.

How many horses run in the Preakness?

There are just eight horses compared to the 20-horse field of the Kentucky Derby.

How much is the purse or prize pool for the Preakness Stakes?

The purse totals $1.5 million. The first-place finisher will receive $900,000, second place $300,000 and third place will receive $165,000.

Who won last year’s Preakness?

Cloud Computing won last year’s race with jockey, Javier Castellano, and trainer, Chad Brown.

How can I bet on the Preakness Stakes?

There are a lot of options for betting the Preakness and other horse races online. Horse betting is quite different than betting sports, so it’s worth familiarizing yourself with it before placing wagers. If you’re new to online sports betting, there are thousands of dollars of deposit bonuses to take advantage of when you make a new account and deposit.

Who is going to win this year’s Preakness Stakes?

We broke down our picks to win the Preakness.

What are the current odds?

As of this writing, these are the odds at

Odds to Win the 2018 Preakness at
Diamond King+4000
Good Magic+260
Lone Sailor+3500
Sporting Chance+3500

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