Preakness Stakes 2020 Live: The 145th Preakness Stakes is on Saturday, Oct. 3. Coverage begins on NBC, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app at 4:30 p.m. ET. Post time is set for approximately 5:40 p.m. ET. Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Preakness Stakes 2020 Live Online Tv Channel and More.
The Preakness Stakes, normally run on the third weekend in May as the second leg of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, will instead take place this Saturday, becoming the final race in the 2020 series because of schedule changes related to the coronavirus pandemic.
There will be no Triple Crown on the line Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, because the Belmont Stakes winner, Tiz the Law, was upset by Authentic in the Kentucky Derby, which was run on Sept. 5 this year instead of the first Saturday in May as the second leg instead of the first. There will also be no rematch: Tiz the Law is sitting out the Preakness to rest for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 7.
Still, there are story lines to follow, including Swiss Skydiver’s attempt to become only the sixth filly, and the first since Rachel Alexandra in 2009, to win the race in its 145 runnings. A win by Authentic or Thousand Words would give the Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert a record eight victories in the race.
The Preakness horses are listed below in order of post position, with comments by Joe Drape and Melissa Hoppert of The New York Times. The morning-line odds were set by Keith Feustle of Pimlico Race Course.