Preakness Stakes 2024: Start time, odds, live stream, preview, horses, TV channel, field, how to watch

BALTIMORE, MD. (WYMT) – The 149th Preakness Stakes will run this Saturday, and eight horses are set to challenge for the winner’s circle. One of those horses is Kentucky Derby winner Mystik Dan, and he will face stiff competition as he tries to secure the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Despite his win at Churchill Downs a couple weeks ago, Mystik Dan wasn’t initially the favorite to win the Preakness Stakes. That distinction belonged to Muth, trained by Bob Baffert, but the horse was scratched earlier this week due to an elevated temperature.

Now, Mystik Dan is the favorite at 5/2 odds, but there are still a few more contenders in the field. Another Baffert-trained horse, Imagination, is in the mix with 6-1 odds after finishing second at the Santa Anita Derby.

Trainer Ken McPeek remains confident in Mystik Dan ahead of the second straight massive race in just three weeks.

“He’s a real quiet horse. I’ve used the terminology that he’s an old soul. Nothing much phases him at all, which makes our job really easy,” McPeek told reporters this week. “He’s been in the paddock at Oaklawn before and it’s a similar paddock to Oaklawn. We’re not a complicated outfit, we keep it simple.”

Baffert is no stranger to the winner’s circle at Pimlico. National Treasure, another horse trained by the prolific trainer, won the 2023 Preakness Stakes at 4-1 odds. In fact, Baffert has won the Preakness Stakes more than any other trainer in the race’s storied history.

“I just look forward to it,” Baffert told reporters this week. “I handle it like any other race. It’s a big race. It’s an important race. It’s a historic race, and it’s an exciting race to win. I get the same excitement. Any of the all the Triple Crown races, the classics, are very exciting.”

Let’s take a closer look at how you can watch the race and all the info you’ll need for race day in Baltimore.

How to watch the 2024 Preakness Stakes

Date: Saturday, May 18 | Time: 7:01 p.m. ET

Location: Pimlico Race Course — Baltimore, Maryland

TV: NBC |

Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)

2024 Preakness Stakes odds, post positions

1. Mugatu (20-1)

2. Uncle Heavy (20-1)

3. Catching Freedom (6-1)

4. Muth (scratched)

5. Mystik Dan (5-2)

6. Seize the Grey (15-1)

7. Just Steel (15-1)

8. Tuscan Gold (8-1)

9. Imagination (6-1)

Where is the Preakness Stakes?

The Preakness Stakes is run at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

How long is the Preakness Stakes?

The track at the Preakness Stakes is 1 3/16 miles long, which makes it just shorter than the Kentucky Derby.

So who wins the 2024 Preakness Stakes? Where does Mystik Dan finish? And how has Yu constructed her wagers? Visit SportsLine to see Yu’s picks for the Preakness Stakes, all from the Santa Anita Park-based racing insider who has hit the exacta in the Preakness Stakes the last two years, and find out.

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