Like the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness is a week-long celebration of horse racing. The inaugural Preakness occurred in 1873. The race has occurred every year since 1894. It took a three-year hiatus from 1891-93.
NBC will broadcast all three Triple Crown races this year (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont). The NBC Sports Network and Horse Racing TV will provide complementary coverage including the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on Friday and Pimlico's undercard on Friday and Saturday.
Horse Racing TV (HRTV) will commence the coverage on May 16th at 6 p.m. ET for the Preakness Stakes post position draw.
May 16, 6 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - The Preakness Stakes Post Position Draw, HRTV
May 17, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Pimlico Card, HRTV
May 18, 12 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Black-Eyed Susan Day Card
May 18, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m. - The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Grade II for fillies), NBC Sports Network
May 19, 11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Preakness Picks Show, HRTV
May 19, 10:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. - Preakness Day Card, HRTV
May 19, 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Preakness Undercard, NBC Sports Network
May 19, 4:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. - Preakness Stakes, NBC
May 19, 6:45 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Preakness Post Race Show
(All times ET.)