A visiting dignitary, the winner of the 2014 Kentucky Derby, arrived at Pimlico on Monday. You’ll see his blaze first, about 5:30 into the video shot by YouTube user Maryland Thoroughbred. He hasn’t yet developed that eagerness for photo ops as I’ve seen in other Derby winners.
Can California Chrome capture the second jewel in the American Triple Crown? Or will someone else make his own brand of history?
That said, if we can’t be at Pimlico, where and when can we watch?
The “where” is easy. For those who enjoy TV on the TV, it’s all NBC.
Your local NBC affiliate is supposed to start the broadcast at 4:30 pm EDT.
No televised post position draw, BTW. I reckon post position in the Preakness isn’t as crucial as it is in the Derby. Plus, from what I know about the TV business, maybe we weren’t watching and the numbers tanked?
NBC Sports Network on cable will have the Preakness undercard starts at 1 pm EDT.
Here’s the full schedule of NBC’s action. Don’t forget, you can also watch via live stream from NBC’s website or on your fave horse racing coverage app.
Friday, May 16
Preakness Classics – 3 pm EDT (NBC Sports Network – cable)
The Black Eyed Susan Stakes – the 3-year-old fillies – 4 pm EDT (NBC Sports Network – cable) – post time 4:47 pm EDT
Saturday, May 17
The Preakness undercard – races leading up to The Preakness Stakes, along with news about the Preakness horses – 1 pm EDT – NBC Sports Network – cable)
The Preakness Stakes – the big race – 4:30 pm EDT (your local NBC affiliate) – Preakness post time 6:18 pm EDT
The Preakness Post-race Show – Tom Hammond, Jerry Bailley, Randy Moss and other NBC correspondents analyze the race. – (NBC Sports Network – cable) – 7 pm EDT
The usual disclaimers apply. Check your local listings. Enjoy the race(s)!
Rhonda here to our RSS and email subscribers: For some reason, I can’t embed links into the posts now. Email users will just have to click through to see the video. Or just use http://youtu.be/PSkUcMTnVmA