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What day and time is the 2021 Preakness Stakes?

The third Saturday in May means the Pimlico Race Course becomes one of the largest parties in America. 10,000 fans will be in attendance for the second leg of the Triple Crown.

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Preakness entrant France Go de Ina goes over the track during a training session for the upcoming Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 11, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The third Saturday in May returns with fans for the first time in two years, as the 2021 Preakness Stakes heads to the starting gate at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore on Saturday. The “Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” kicks off late Saturday afternoon in Louisville at Churchill Downs. It is the 13th race on the schedule, and is scheduled to start at approximately 6:47 p.m. ET.

It will air live on NBC Sports Network, and can be live streamed at If you don’t have a cable login to access the apps, you can get a free trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream it. You can also download the Twin Spires app on Roku devices to watch all races from Churchill Downs for free.

The race is a Grade I stakes race with $1.5 million added to the purse. All entrants are three-year-old horses (all mares this year) traveling 9.5 furlongs, or 1 3/16 miles. Last year’s winner was Swiss Skydiver, who crossed in 1:53.28.

The under-investigation Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit opens as the favorite in this year’s race at 9/5. His Bob Baffert barn-mate Concert Tour, who did not run at Churchill Downs two weeks ago, is the second choice early at 5/2.

Here are the post positions and morning line odds for the 2021 Preakness Stakes:

1. Ram 30-1
2. Keepmeinmind 15-1
3. Medina Spirit 9-5
4. Crowded Trade 10-1
5. Midnight Bourbon 5-1
6. Rombauer 12-1
7. France go de Ina 20-1
8. Unbridled Honor 15-1
9. Risk Taking 15-1
10. Concert Tour 5-2