2014 Preakness Stakes

Preakness Schedule 2014: Live Stream, TV Coverage and Lineup Info

Preakness Stakes favorite California Chrome gallops in the rain under exercise rider Willie Delgado at Pimlico Race Course, Friday, May 16, 2014, in Baltimore. The 139th Preakness Stakes horse race takes place Saturday. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
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Sean ODonnellContributor IIIMay 17, 2014

The stage is set at Pimlico for the running of the 139th Preakness Stakes.

We're certainly in for a spectacle, as 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome looks to keep his winning streak alive in search for the coveted Triple Crown.

It won't be easy, though.

The Preakness features a strong field with the speedy Social Inclusion, Bayern, Ride On Curlin, Ring Weekend and others.

Needless to say, this race shouldn't be missed.

No matter where you may be on Saturday, viewing information for the Preakness is readily available—be it from home, on the road or at the office.

Here's a look at the different ways to watch the race from any given location.

 

Viewing Information

BALTIMORE, MD - MAY 15: Bayern works on the track in preparation for the 139th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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When: Saturday, May 17 (Post time is 6:18 p.m. ET)

Where: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland

TV: NBC (Broadcast begins at 4:30 p.m. ET)

Live Stream: NBC Sports

Mobile Stream: iPhone and Android

 

Post Positions and Odds

Gary Jones/Associated Press

As we know, post positions play a major role in a horse's chance for success in any race.

Last year, we saw Kentucky Derby winner Orb draw the No. 1 position, get caught on the rail and finish in a disappointing fourth place.

Here's how the starting positions look this time around:

2014 Preakness Stakes Post Positions and Odds
PostHorseJockeyOdds to Win
1Dynamic ImpactMiguel Mena12-1
2General A RodJavier Castellano15-1
3California ChromeVictor Espinoza3-5
4Ring WeekendAlan Garcia20-1
5BayernRosie Napravnik10-1
6Ria AntoniaCalvin Borel30-1
7Kid CruzJulian Pimentel20-1
8Social InclusionLuis Contreras5-1
9Pablo Del MonteJeffrey Sanchez20-1
10Ride on CurlinJoel Rosario10-1
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Unlike Orb, this year's Kentucky Derby winner, California Chrome, drew a far more favorable position at the No. 3 post. With a smaller 10-horse field, getting caught against the rail is a minimal risk from this gate.

California Chrome looks poised to capture the second leg of the Triple Crown, and according to a tweet from Covers.com, many bettors agree with that notion:

The California-bred will have to get past the quick Social Inclusion if he is to take home another victory.

Social Inclusion may be the fastest horse on the track. With his great speed, he has plenty of endurance and can absolutely finish.

All of these traits were well on display during his sparkling performance at Gulfstream Park in March:

Other horses that shouldn't be overlooked are Bayern, Ride On Curlin and Ring Weekend.

According to a tweet from Jay Privman of the Daily Racing Form, trainer Bob Baffert has been happy with Bayern's workouts leading up to the Preakness:

Privman also tweeted his impression of Ride On Curlin's workout as well:

Ring Weekend looked great at the Tampa Bay Derby this year and should not be counted out at Pimlico. Here's a look at his sparkling performance:

It's easy to speculate that any of these horses could potentially come away with a victory on Saturday.

That's the beauty of horse racing: It's completely unpredictable.

Be sure to tune in.

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