After Saturday's big Kentucky Derby 2017, a new horse has emerged as a potential Triple Crown winner for thoroughbred horse racing. That horse is named Always Dreaming, as it was the winner at Churchill Downs. If it participates in the next race, the Preakness Stakes 2017, it should be considered one of the favorites. With that in mind, plenty of spectators will be wondering when the Preakness Stakes 2017 date and time are for the race, as well as how to watch on television or live online.

Preakness Stakes details

The Triple Crown of horse races consists of the Kentucky Derby, followed by the Preakness Stakes, and then the Belmont Stakes.

The first of the races is held at the Churchill Downs track in Kentucky, while the second takes place at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Belmont Stakes takes place in Elmont, New York.

This Pimlico Race Course where Preakness runs is held on a dirt track that is 9.5 furlongs in distance, or 1-3/16 miles. The Grade I race is nicknamed "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" and has been an annual event ever since its first run in 1873. This year's race takes place two weeks after the Kentucky Derby.

Always Dreaming will probably be the favorite for this race, and fans of horse racing are hoping that the horse can make a run for history. Other contenders could include the two horses it edged out on the odds, Irish War Cry and Classic Empire.

It has been said that the purse for this year's race could be about $800,000 for the winner. The horse, which was trained by well-known Todd Pletcher and ridden by jockey John Velazquez, goes for that second historic win on Saturday, May 20th in Baltimore.

Time, TV channel & live stream

With the Preakness Stakes coming to Pimlico in Baltimore on Saturday, May 20, 2017, fans will be watching live in person, on television, or via live streaming feeds.

Details will be coming in over the next several weeks in regard to odds, post positions, and other pertinent race details.

So far, the Preakness Stakes' approximate post time when horses line up at the gates is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. Eastern Time on that Saturday evening. The live televised coverage of this second jewel of the Triple Crown will be available on NBC and their affiliate channels around the United States.

Live streaming feeds for the Preakness will be available through the NBC Sports Live Extra website, or compatible mobile apps. These are accessible for cable and satellite subscribers only, with a valid log-in for a participating cable or satellite company.

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