The 2014 Preakness Stakes is nearly here, and while fans in previous years may not have been able to watch the race if they weren't at home, they can now watch the race on their mobile devices.
This year marks the 139th running of the Preakness, and just like every year, all eyes will be on the Kentucky Derby winner to see if California Chrome can get another win closer to making history with the Triple Crown title. Affirmed was the last Triple Crown winner back in 1978, but some believe that California Chrome has a shot.
Below is all the viewing information needed for anyone who will be away from home during the race, including mobile live stream and race schedule information, as well as a preview for a couple of the race's top contenders not named California Chrome.
139th Preakness Stakes
When: Saturday, May 17
Where: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland
Post Time: 6:18 p.m. ET
TV: NBC (Coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. ET)
Mobile Live Stream: NBC Sports Live Extra App
Despite being one of the more lightly-raced horses in this year's Preakness, Social Inclusion is one of the favorites to win for good reason.
So far, Social Inclusion has been in just three races, but he's won two of them and still finished in the money in the other. Back in March, he came away with an incredible victory at Gulfstream, winning by 10 lengths while posting a time of 1:40.97, a track record.
That kind of speed could go a long way for Social Inclusion, especially on the shorter track at the Preakness. Manny Azpurua, Social Inclusion's 85-year-old trainer, feels pretty confident about his horse heading into this race.
"I love my horse. I think he's one of the best horses I've ever trained," Azpurua told Gary Mihoces of USA Today. "I expect so much of him, and maybe Saturday he can demonstrate what kind of horse he really is."
Given his early success, Social Inclusion is one of the top favorites, and his speed should help him finish near the front this weekend.
It was a rough beginning to this year's Triple Crown for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, but he's hoping that Bayern can help him turn things around on Saturday.
Baffert had a promising horse at the Kentucky Derby in Hoppertunity, but the colt had to be scratched from the race due to a potential foot problem. The five-time Preakness winner will now turn to Bayern to win another one for him, but he has to like his odds.
Bayern has finished in the money in all four career races so far, winning his first two and most recently finishing in second at the Grade 3 Derby Trial. That second-place finish is misleading, however, as Bayern led from start to finish but was disqualified and moved to second after brushing with Embellishing Bob multiple times down the stretch.
Much like Social Inclusion, Bayern has a lot of speed that should help him on this shorter track. According to Jay Privman from Daily Racing Form, Bayern was looking very impressive at Churchill Downs at the beginning of last week.
Rosie Napravnik will be Bayern's jockey, and she's had success in this race before, finishing in third last year while riding Mylute. With a fast horse, Hall of Fame trainer and talented jockey, it looks like Bayern has a good shot to take the win at this year's Preakness.
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