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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Stradivarius, 3-time Ascot Gold Cup winner, retired to stud

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LONDON – Stradivarius, one of the most famous racehorses in Britain and Ireland after winning the Gold Cup at Ascot three times, has been retired to stud.

Bjorn Nielsen, the owner of Stradivarius, said he felt it would be unfair to make the horse come back next season as a 9-year-old after time away with a bruised foot.

“It has been a fairytale from start to finish,” Nielsen told British newspaper The Racing Post.

Stradivarius, bred in Ireland and the son of Sea The Stars, won 20 of his 35 races – including seven Group One races – and earned almost 3.5 million pounds (now $3.8 million) in prize money.

Stradivarius won four Goodwood Cups, three Yorkshire Cups and two Doncaster Cups.

Taiba wins $1 million Pennsylvania Derby for Baffert

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BENSALEM, Pa. – Taiba won the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby by three lengths for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert.

Ridden by Mike Smith, Taiba ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.67 and paid $4.80, $3 and $2.60.

It was Baffert’s fourth win in the Grade 1 event at Parx Racing. He also won in 2014, 2017 and 2018. Smith won the race for the third time, all aboard Baffert horses.

Zandon returned $3.80 and $2.60. Cyberknife was another 3 3/4 lengths back in third and paid $3 to show.

Taiba was coming off a second-place finish in the Haskell Invitational at Monmouth in July. The colt was 12th in the Kentucky Derby under Tim Yakteen, who took over training him while Baffert was serving a 90-day suspension.

“He had a little bit of a rough trip in the Haskell, but we had some time to get him ready for this one,” Baffert said from his base in California. “He proved today he is a good horse. He is getting better and better.”

Baffert Taiba will be pointed toward the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic in November. The colt has three wins in five starts this year.