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Preakness Stakes: The 147th Preakness Stakes (S1EP1 NBC Sat May 21, 2022)

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The 147th Preakness Stakes: Live coverage from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.

Saturday’s Preakness Stakes field is expected to include Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter (6-5) and fourth-place finisher Simplification (6-1).  Also running in Saturday’s field are Secret Oath (9-2), a filly trained by D. Wayne Lukas who won the Kentucky Oaks two weeks ago, Early Voting (7-2), who placed second in the Wood Memorial (G2) and Creative Minister (10-1).

Seven live races on Saturday (four in the NBC/Peacock Preakness Stakes show).

In addition, musicians The Chainsmokers, Marshmellow, and Moneybagg Yo will rock the infield with performances of their biggest hits throughout the broadcast.

COMMENTATORS:  NBC Sports’ coverage of the Preakness Stakes features host Mike Tirico; analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, a two-time Preakness Stakes winner; host/reporter Ahmed Fareed; handicapper Matt Bernier; reporters Donna Brothers, Britney Eurton, Nick Luck, and Kenny Rice; and race caller Larry Collmus.

Airdate: Sat May 21, 2022 at 16:00 on NBC

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The Preakness Stakes is an American thoroughbred horse race held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs (1+3⁄16 miles (1,900 m)) on dirt. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg); fillies 121 pounds (55 kg). It is the second jewel of the Triple Crown, held two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the Belmont Stakes.

First run in 1873, the Preakness Stakes was named by a former Maryland governor after the colt who won the first Dinner Party Stakes at Pimlico. The race has been termed "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" because a blanket of Maryland’s state flower is placed across the withers of the winning colt or filly. Attendance at the Preakness Stakes ranks second in North America among equestrian events, surpassed only by the Kentucky Derby.