New Preakness Date to be Announced During NBC Sports Special Saturday


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Stronach Group Chairman and President Belinda Stronach and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan will announce the rescheduled date for the 145th GI Preakness S. on NBC Sports Saturday.

NBC Sports will present a special show on NBC at 5 p.m. ET this Saturday, May 16–the original date for the race–headlined by American Pharoah's memorable Preakness S. win five years ago.

The one-hour special–The Middle Jewel: American Pharoah's Run to the Triple Crown–will look back at American Pharoah's dominating win in the 140th Preakness S. Just prior to post time in 2015, Pimlico Race Course was engulfed in torrential rain and thunder, resulting in a sloppy track. The conditions didn't hinder American Pharoah, who ran to a seven-length victory in a Preakness which for the first time since 2009 featured the top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby–American Pharoah, Firing Line, and Dortmund.

NBCSN will simulcast TVG Trackside Live throughout the weekend, beginning at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, May 15 and 6 p.m. ET this Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17.

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