If you make a purchase through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more.
- The Preakness Stakes, the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, takes place on May 21 at 7:01pm ET.
- NBC, NBCSports.com and Peacock Premium will broadcast coverage beginning at 4:00 p.m. ET.
- CNBC will provide undercard coverage from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET.
The 2022 Preakness Stakes will take place on May 21, with main event coverage scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. ET on NBC, Peacock Premium and NBCSports.com. Pre-event coverage and undercard races will air on CNBC beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET.
This year’s race is the 147th edition of the Preakness Stakes to be held at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course. The Preakness is the second leg of the Triple Crown, a series of America’s three most prestigious horse races that also includes the Kentucky Derby and the upcoming Belmont Stakes.
Nine horses will compete for a $1.65 million prize in the 2022 Preakness Stakes, but Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike will not compete this weekend after his training staff raised concerns about the short recovery period between has expressed the race.
NBC and Peacock are the broadcast partners for all three Triple Crown Races. The Belmont Stakes, the last race in the series, will air on June 11th.
When does the Preakness Stakes start?
Undercard coverage for the Preakness Stakes will begin at 2:00 p.m. ET on May 21, and main event racing is expected to begin at 7:01 p.m. ET.
How to look at the Preakness Stakes
You can watch the Preakness Stakes on NBC and also stream them on NBCSports.com, Peacock Premium or Live TV
Services like Sling TV.
Peacock Premium will broadcast live from the Preakness Stakes on May 21st at 4pm ET. Peacock Premium costs $5 per month for ad-supported streaming. For more information on the service, see our complete Peacock guide.
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App will also be streaming Preakness Stakes coverage at 4:00 p.m. ET. NBCSports streaming requires an existing pay TV subscription, so you’ll need an authenticated cable or satellite service with NBC to use the platform.
If you don’t have cable or Peacock, you can also use a live TV streaming service with NBC to watch the Preakness Stakes. NBC’s services include Sling TV, YouTubeTV, Hulu + Live TV, and Fubo TV. Of these options, Sling’s Blue plan is the cheapest at $35 per month. New subscribers get a 50% discount for the first month.
However, it should be noted that Sling only offers NBC in select territories. Check the Sling website to make sure your city is supported before signing up. For more details on Sling TV, see our guide to all Sling channels and add-ons.