Here’s the basic information you need to watch and feel informed about this afternoon’s Preakness Stakes.
Where: Pimlico Race Course (Baltimore, Maryland)
When: Saturday, May 18, 2013
Post Time: 6:05 p.m. ET
Purse: $1 million
Distance: 1 3/16-mile dirt track (the shortest of the three Triple Crown races)
TV: Preakness Stakes Prep – 2:30-4:30 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network; 138th Preakness Stakes – 4:30-6:30 p.m. on NBC
Live Stream: NBC Sports beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET
Stats: For details about each horse, including racing history, pedigree and photos, check out Preakness.com.
Online Betting: If you’re looking to up the ante, a variety of online betting sites are at your service. We recommend Xpressbet, the Preakness’s official betting service, for ease of use–it has all the bells and whistles for experienced bettors, but it’s simple enough for novices to use as well. Brisnet.com is another useful resource.