FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 17th, 2023
148TH PREAKNESS STAKES HEADLINED BY KENTUCKY DERBY WINNER MAGE PRESENTED THIS SAT., MAY 20, AT 4:30 P.M. ET ON NBC & PEACOCK
Kentucky Derby Winner Mage Looks to Win Second Leg of the Triple Crown
Saturday’s Live Coverage to Feature Eight Races on NBC, Peacock and CNBC; NBC Sports to Present 11 Total Races Across Friday and Saturday
Live Coverage from Pimlico Race Course Begins on Friday, May 19, at 4:30 p.m. ET Exclusively on Peacock, Headlined by Black-Eyed Susan
STAMFORD, Conn. – May 17, 2023 – NBC Sports presents the 148th Preakness Stakes as Kentucky Derby winner Mage attempts to win the second leg of the Triple Crown, this Sat., May 20, on NBC and Peacock beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET live from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Md.
NBC Sports’ Preakness day coverage features eight races across NBC, Peacock and CNBC on Saturday. Live coverage from Pimlico Race Course begins with 90 minutes of racing this Friday, May 19, headlined by the Black-Eyed Susan for three-year-old fillies, beginning at 4:30 p.m. ET exclusively on Peacock. Over the two days, NBC Sports will present 11 live races from Pimlico.
Friday’s program will feature a special “Betting the Preakness” segment that will discuss exotic bets and two-day wagers that handicappers can learn more about throughout the day’s racing ahead of the Preakness on Saturday.
Telemundo Deportes will present coverage of the Preakness Stakes beginning Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET on Universo and streaming on TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo app.
In addition to Mage, the 148th Preakness Stakes field features National Treasure, who is trained by Bob Baffert and finished fourth in the Santa Anita Derby (G1), 2023 Champagne Stakes (G1) winner Blazing Sevens, 2023 Lexington Stakes (G3) winner First Mission, and 2023 Bath House Row winner Red Route One.
COMMENTATORS: NBC Sports’ coverage of the Preakness Stakes features host Mike Tirico; analysts Jerry Bailey, the Hall of Fame jockey and two-time Preakness winner, and Randy Moss; handicapper Matt Bernier; host/reporter Ahmed Fareed; reporters Britney Eurton, Donna Brothers, Kenny Rice, and Nick Luck; and race caller Larry Collmus.
Steve Kornacki, NBC News’ celebrated national political correspondent, returns to NBC Sports’ Preakness coverage as an insights analyst for the third year.
The senior producer of NBC Sports’ Preakness Stakes coverage is Lindsay Schanzer. The Preakness Stakes is directed by Kaare Numme. Executive producer and president, NBC Sports Production is Sam Flood.
Highlights of Preakness Stakes coverage Saturday on NBC, Peacock and CNBC include:
- Eight races, with a total of 11 live races over Friday and Saturday’s coverage
- Profiles on the connections of Kentucky Derby winner Mage, including co-owner Ramiro Restrepo, trainers and father-son Gustavo Delgado and Gustavo Delgado Jr., and jockey Javier Castellano, who piloted his first Derby winner in Mage
- “High Tea on Old Hilltop” segment featuring Nick Luck engaging with fans in the infield
- Celebrity picks for the 148th Preakness Stakes
- Multiple jockey cams
- A camera focused on race caller Larry Collmus
|NBC SPORTS’ PREAKNESS STAKES COVERAGE SCHEDULE|
|Fri., May 19||4:30 p.m.||Black-Eyed Susan||Peacock|
|Sat., May 20||1 p.m.||Preakness Stakes early races||CNBC, Peacock|
|4:30 p.m.||148th Preakness Stakes||NBC, Peacock|
PREAKNESS STAKES COVERAGE ON NBCSPORTS.COM & THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app will stream live coverage to desktops, mobile, tablets, and connected TVs via authentication, giving consumers additional value to their subscription service, and making high-quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms. The full HD-quality video stream will come directly from NBC’s broadcasts. NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app are available on the iTunes App Store, Google Play, Windows Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox, and Chromecast.
NBC SPORTS AUDIO PREAKNESS STAKES COVERAGE
NBC Sports Audio (channel 85 on SiriusXM radios and the SXM App) will present live Preakness Stakes coverage on Saturday, May 20, with NBC Sports’ coverage of the 148th Preakness from 4:30-7:30 p.m. ET with Larry Collmus handling the live race calls. This is the second consecutive year NBC Sports and SiriusXM have teamed to produce audio coverage of the Preakness.
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