The 2024 Preakness Stakes race is this weekend: Here are the best ways to watch

Earlier this month the world watched as Mystik Dan win the 2024 Kentucky Derby in a nail-biting three-horse photo finish, edging out Sierra Leone and Forever Young. This weekend, he’ll continue the road to a Titple Crown by competing in the 149th Preakness Stakes. Coverage will begin at 1:30 p.m. this Saturday on CNBC and streaming live on Peacock, and will move to NBC (and stays on Peacock) at 4:30 p.m. EST. 

How to watch the 2024 Preakness Stakes:

Date: Saturday, May 18

Coverage start time: 1:30 p.m. ET

Race time: TBD

Location: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland

TV channel: NBC, CNBC 

Streaming: Peacock

When is the Preakness Stakes 2024?

The second stop in the potential Triple Crown journey will be held this Saturday, May 18 — AKA Armed Forces Day. The action actually begins on Friday, with the 100th running of the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes. 

What time is the Preakness Stakes on?

Coverage of the 149th Preakness Stakes will begin on race day as early as 1:30 p.m. The actual race won’t begin until after 4:30 — official run post time still TBD. 

2024 Preakness Stakes channel:

The 149th Preakness Stakes will air on NBC and stream live on Peacock.

How to watch the Preakness Stakes without cable:

Cable prices have crept up over the years, and for many, finding alternatives to cable TV has been a huge money saver. However, it can be challenging to find big sporting events like the Preakness. But not to worry—we have you covered.

More ways to watch the Preakness Stakes live without cable:

2024 Preakness horse post positions, jockeys and odds:

Mugatu, Joe Bravo (20-1)

Uncle Heavy, Irad Ortiz Jr. (20-1)

Catching Freedom, Flavien Prat (6-1)

Muth, Juan Hernandez (8-5)

Mystik Dan, Brian Hernandez Jr. (5-2)

Seize the Grey, Jaime Torres (15-1)

Just Steel, Joel Rosario (15-1)

Tuscan Gold, Tyler Gaffalione (8-1)

Imagination, Frankie Dettori (6-1)

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