Here we go folks, it's race time! Time to watch the Preakness Stakes 2022 live stream online for free and without cable — no matter where you are. Yes, the Triple Crown's second leg is here and offers field of horses racing for glory. But kiss the idea of a Triple Crown goodbye, as Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike isn't here.
2022 Preakness Stakes TV coverage began today (Saturday, May 21) at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.
Post time is set for approximately 7:01 p.m. ET.
The 147th Preakness Stakes will take place, as usual, at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course. The race is run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs (1 and 3/16 miles or 1,900 meters).
Normally, the Preakness generates buzz about a possible Triple Crown winner. However, Rich Strike owner Rick Dawson decided to rest his horse, which has revived the debate that the three Triple Crown races should be spaced out more.
Horse racing enthusiasts will have to focus on other storylines, such as Kentucky Derby runner-up and Preakness favorite Epicenter's bid to bounce back from the Churchill Downs loss. As of race-day, Epicenter has become the overwhelming favorite by experts. So, of course, this has people worried we won’t have an interesting race.
Then, there's Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath, who could become just the seventh filly to win the Preakness. And after Rich Strike's out-of-nowhere victory, eyes are on longhost Fenwick as a possible upset.
Here is everything to know about how to watch the Preakness Stakes 2022 online.
How to watch Preakness States 2022 from anywhere on Earth
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How to watch 2022 Preakness Stakes live streams in the US
In the U.S., fans can watch the Preakness Stakes 2022 TV coverage today (Saturday, May 21) starting at 4 p.m. ET on NBC.
Approximate post time for the race is 7:01 p.m.
NBC can be accessed for free with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.
If you've already cut the cord and don't have cable, you can watch NBC on a live TV service, like Sling TV, FuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, YouTube TV and DirecTV Stream.
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How to watch Preakness Stakes 2022 live streams in the UK
British horse racing fans can tune into the 2022 Preakness Stakes on Sky Sports (opens in new tab). Coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. BST. Post time is just past midnight (so you'll have to stay up a bit late).
For Americans abroad who want to use the services they already pay for, check out ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch Preakness Stakes 2022 live streams in Canada
Canadians can get all the Preakness Stakes action on TSN3, with coverage starting at 4 p.m. ET and the post time at 7:01 p.m.
How to watch Preakness Stakes 2022 live streams in Australia
For racing enthusiasts Down Under, the Preakness Stakes appears to be airing on ESPN if you get it through your cable package.
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Preakness Stakes 2022 horses, odds and post positions
The 147th Preakness Stakes has a field of nine horses. Here are their names, post positions and current odds: