Kentucky Derby winner American Pharoah leads the field as the NBC Sports Group presents 6.5 hours of coverage of the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. For the first time since 2009, the top three finishers in the Kentucky Derby - American Pharoah, Firing Line and Dortmund - return to compete in the Preakness. Coverage from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore begins Friday at 3 p.m. on NBCSN, and culminates with the Preakness Stakes Saturday at 4:30 p.m. on NBC.
With a win Saturday at the Preakness Stakes, American Pharoah will head to the Belmont aiming to become the first horse to win the elusive Triple Crown since Affirmed, with jockey Steve Cauthen, in 1978. NBC Sports Group's coverage of the Belmont Stakes begins Friday, June 5.
NBC Sports Group's coverage of the Kentucky Derby features hosts Bob Costas, a 26-time Emmy Award-winner, and Tom Hammond, a veteran NBC Sports commentator; analysts Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey, the Hall of Fame jockey and two-time Preakness winner; analysts/handicappers Bob Neumeier and Eddie Olczyk; NBCSN host/NBC reporter Laffit Pincay, III; reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers and Jay Privman; and race caller Larry Collmus. Josh Elliott and Carolyn Manno provide a mix of features and interviews at Pimlico Race Course. Elliott hosts NBCSN's Black Eyed Susan Stakes coverage this Friday.