2017 Preakness Stakes: Where to Watch, Race Time, Post Positions

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Find out where to watch the 142nd Preakness Stakes, Black-Eyed Susan, race times, post positions and pre-race coverage below.

NBCSN kicks off its Preakness Stakes coverage Friday at 3pm ET, higlighted by the Black-Eyed Susan which is one of Pimlico’s oldest stakes races for three-year-old fillies traditionally run the Friday before the Preakness Stakes.

On Saturday, coverage will start on NBCSN at 2:30 pm ET before being thrown over to NBC at 5 pm ET with post time for the Preakness Stakes scheduled for 6:45 pm ET. Those who tune in either on NBCsports.com or who stream from their phone, tablet, or connected TV device via the NBC Sports app will be able to watch the race through a mosaic view of four different camera angles at once.

Click here to stream the 2017 Preakness Stakes on NBC Sports

All eyes will be on Always Dreaming as he goes for the second leg of the Triple Crown after winning the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago.

Preakness Stakes Schedule

Friday – May 19

Preakness Black-Eyed Susan – 3 PM ET on NBCSN

Saturday – May 20

Preakness Prep – 2:30 PM ET on NBCSN

142nd Preakness Stakes – 5 PM ET on NBC

Post Time for Preakness: 6:45 PM ET on NBC

Po. Horse Jockey Trainer
 1 Multiplier Joel Rosario Brendan Walsh
 2 Cloud Computing Javier Castellano Chad Brown
 3 Hence Florent Geroux Steve Asmussen
 4 Always Dreaming John Velazquez Todd Pletcher
 5 Classic Empire Julien Leparoux Mark Casse
 6 Gunnevera Mike Smith Antonio Sano
 7 Term of Art Jose Ortiz Doug O’Neill
 8 Senior Investment Channing Hill Ken McPeek
 9 Lookin at Lee Corey Lanerie Steve Asmussen
 10 Conquest Mo Money Jorge Carreno Miguel Hernandez

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Tiger Roll wins Grand National in photo finish

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AINTREE, England — Tiger Roll won the Grand National Steeplechase in a photo finish over Pleasant Company as Irish horses dominated the world’s most famous steeplechase at Aintree on Saturday.

A 4 1/2-mile (6,400-meter) race was won by a matter of inches in the closest finish to the Grand National since 2012, when Neptune Collonges won by a nose.

Tiger Roll, a 10-1 shot, was leading by as much as 10 lengths in the long run to the line, but only just held off the fast-finishing Pleasant Company (25-1) to win a first prize of 500,000 pounds ($710,000).

“I did have a big fear,” said jockey Davy Russell, who won the race for the first time at his 14th attempt. “It would have been heartbreaking.”

The first four horses home in the National were from Ireland, including Bless The Wings (40-1) and Anibale Fly (10-1).

It was the second National victory for both trainer Gordon Elliott, who also won with Silver Birch in 2007, and owner Michael O’Leary, who had 2016 winner Rule The World. O’Leary is chief executive of budget airline Ryanair.

“We bought the horse as a pint-sized hurdler,” O’Leary said, “but he’s got a heart of a lion.”

Russell grew up dreaming of winning the National. As a child, he erected Aintree-style fences in his garden and pretended to ride a horse over them.

“I’ve won this race thousands of times (in my head),” Russell said. “But not like this.”

David Mullins, the jockey of Pleasant Company, said he thought he was well-beaten after jumping the next-to-last fence.

“Davy was going so much better than me,” Mullins said.

That seemed to be the case as the horses made it past the elbow in the run to the line, but Pleasant Company closed in as Tiger Roll faded. It was too close to call as they crossed the line and the 171st edition of the race required a photo finish to separate them.

Total Recall went off as the 7-1 favorite but fell.

 

Baffert: McKinzie won’t run in Santa Anita Derby

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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) McKinzie will miss the Santa Anita Derby on April 7 because of an unspecified problem.

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert confirmed the colt won’t run in the West Coast’s major prep for the Kentucky Derby due to an issue in one of his hind legs. X-rays and scans haven’t confirmed what it is.

Baffert said Saturday in Dubai that McKinzie is “definitely out,” according to multiple media reports. He says he’s being “very cautious.”

The colt edged Bolt d’Oro in the San Felipe Stakes on March 10, but was disqualified and placed second for interference in the stretch.

McKinzie was 10th on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with 40 points for owners Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman. The colt won the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity on Dec. 9 and the Sham Stakes on Jan. 6.

Baffert was in the Middle East to saddle West Coast and Mubtaahij to second- and third-place finishes in the $10 million Dubai World Cup.