Preakness Post Time: When and Where to Watch Second Leg of Triple Crown

Timothy RappFeatured Columnist IVJune 3, 2016

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 04:  Jockey Joel Rosario atop Orb reacts after winning the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 4, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Can Orb do it and finally break horse racing's Triple Crown drought dating back to 1978?

While Orb can't win the Triple Crown until the Belmont Stakes, the horse can lose his shot at history it if he doesn't win the Preakness Stakes this weekend. All eyes in the world of horse racing will be on Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday, May 18, when Orb saddles up for the Preakness main event.

Your eyes should be fixed on the event as well. To ensure you don't miss a minute of coverage, I've compiled a full listing of dates, times and networks for your viewing pleasure at the Preakness Stakes.



Events and Television Schedule

Date Time Event Network
Friday, May 17 3 p.m. ET Preakness Classics NBC Sports Network
Friday, May 17
4 p.m. ET Black Eyed Susan Stakes NBC Sports Network
Saturday, May 18 2:30 p.m. ET Preakness Stakes Saturday NBC Sports Network
Saturday, May 18 4:30 p.m. ET Preakness Stakes NBC
Saturday, May 18 6:30 p.m. ET Preakness Post-Race Show NBC Sports Network

Note: Preakness post time should be approximately at 6:20 p.m. ET. The post draw will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 15.



NBC Sports Live Extra will stream coverage of the various events leading up to the Preakness and the race itself, including online extras that won't be available on television.


The Contenders

Horse Trainer Jockey
Orb "Shug" McGaughey Joel Rosario
Oxbow D. Wayne Lukas Gary Stevens
Will Take Charge D. Wayne Lukas Mike Smith
Goldencents Doug O’Neill Kevin Krigger
Departing Albert M. Stall, Jr. Brian Hernandez, Jr.
Govenor Charlie Bob Baffert Martin Garcia
Mylute Tom Amoss Rosie Napravnik
Itsmyluckyday Eddie Plesa Jr. John Velazquez
Titletown Five D. Wayne Lukas Julien Leparoux



All eyes will be on Orb, who won the Kentucky Derby and should be a clear favorite to take the Preakness. In fact, Orb could open with even odds for the morning line.

While Orb could be in trouble if he can't get off to a fast start, the horse is versatile and has such excellent closing speed that he should be fine hanging just behind the early pack and striking late once again.

This is a talented horse who has a legitimate opportunity to end horse racing's Triple Crown drought.

Goldencents was one of the biggest disappointment at the Kentucky Derby (17th), but the horse has the sprinting speed to play the role of Triple Crown spoiler. Other horses racing from the Derby include Mylute (fifth), Oxbow (sixth), Will Take Charge (eighth) and Itsmyluckyday (15th).

The top contender that didn't race in the Derby will be Govenor Charlie, a horse that turned heads earlier this year by winning the Sunland Derby in a record-setting time. Govenor Charlie is a relatively inexperienced horse, but one that has the top-end speed to give Orb trouble. 

New entry Departing isn't to be ignored either. The talented horse won the Illinois Derby and has four wins in five starts.

Finally, there is Titletown Five, which may end up being one of the bigger long shots in the field, but he does have an interesting storyline, as NFL Hall of Famer Paul Hornung is one of the owners of the horse. 


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