Preakness Stakes Need-to-Know Guide

All the links you need, plus one you don’t.

All the 2019 Preakness links you need…

Where: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland

When: Saturday, May 18

Post time: 6:48 PM ET

Purse: $1.5 million

Distance: A mile and three sixteenths over dirt

TV: Starting at 2:30 PM ET on NBC Sports Network; moves to NBC at 5 PM

Live stream: NBC Sports Live Extra: pre-race coverage starts at 2:30 PM ET (cable subscription is required)

Stats: For details about each horse, see You can also get a quick preview of the field (and vote in our poll!) by reading our coverage here.

Picks worth pondering: Forbes, New York Times, Washington Post, Bleacher Report

Online Betting: If you’re looking to up the ante, a variety of online betting sites are at your service. We recommend 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. is another useful resource. Gamble responsibly.

…plus one you don’t.

The Preakness: Remembering Pimlico infield’s ‘Running of the Urinals’. Because why not. Keep it classy, Preakness.

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