What channel is the Preakness on? TV coverage, live stream & more to watch 2020 race

It's about four-and-a-half months later than usual, but the 2020 Preakness Stakes is finally here.

Unfortunately there will be no rematch between Kentucky Derby winner Authentic and Belmont champion Tiz the Law. The Belmont champion's trainer and owner opted to rest the horse in preparation for the 2020 Breeders' Cup, which Authentic could still race at.

The 145th Preakness will be run at the 1 3/16-mile track in an empty Pimlico Race Course in Pimlico, and will serve as the final of the three Triple Crown Races. The Preakness is typically the second of the series and run in mid-May.

Here's everything you need to know to watch the 2020 Preakness, including TV information, post time, live stream options and more:

MORE: Watch the Preakness live with fuboTV (7-day trial)

What channel is the Preakness on?

  • TV channel: NBC

NBC will air the 2020 Preakness, beginning with pre-race coverage starting at 4:30 p.m. The race doesn't begin for over an hour, however, right before NBC wraps up its telecast at 6 p.m.

Kentucky Derby post time today

  • TV coverage: NBC, fuboTV
  • Post time: 5:40 p.m.

Post time for the Preakness is set for just before NBC's coverage ends at 6 p.m. Coverage of the 145th Preakness begins at 4:30 p.m.

How to stream the Preakness live

  • Live stream: NBCsports.com | NBC Sports App

For those who can't be near their TV when the gates open, there are a couple options to watch: NBC will offer live streaming on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App. Another option is fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.

MORE: Full betting guide for 2020 Preakness Stakes

Preakness horses 2020

The 2020 Preakness includes 11 horses, led by early favorite and Kentucky Derby champion Authentic. Art Collector, who was scratched shortly before the Derby with a minor heel injury is likely to be a major competitor with the Derby champ.

Below are all the horses running in the 2020 Preakness, including position number and odds (provided by nbcsports.com:

Post position Horse Live odds
1 Excession 30-1
2 Mr. Big News 12-1
3. Art Collector 5-2
4. Swiss Skydiver 6-1
5. Thousand Words 6-1
6. Jesus' Team 30-1
7. Ny Traffic 15-1
8. Max Player 15-1
9. Authentic 9-5
10 Pneumatic 20-1
11. Liveyourbeastlife 30-1

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