Two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, the second leg of the Triple Crown Race is here.
The 2021 Preakness Stakes has even more intrigue this year because of the controversy surrounding Medina Spirit, winner of the Derby. A test result from after the race found the horse to have 21 picograms of betamethasone, 11 more than the legal race limit. Trainer Bob Baffert insists that the positive test wasn’t a result of drugging, calling Churchill Downs’ decision to invalidate the horse’s win — pending a second positive test — “an injustice.”
Adding to the controversy: Mandaloun, the runner-up from the Derby, will be retroactively deemed the winner at Churchill Downs should a second test confirm the first. But Mandaloun will not run at the Pimlico Race Course. So we could have a scenario in which Medina Spirit wins the race without being in the official running for the Triple Crown.
All the more reason to watch Saturday’s spectacle. Follow along as Sporting News provides live updates during the 2021 Preakness Stakes.
Preakness Stakes finish order
This section will be updated with final race results.
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Watch the 2021 Preakness Stakes
This section will be updated.
Preakness Stakes live updates, highlights, results
All times Eastern
4:17 p.m.: Firecrow wins the Jim Mckay Turf Sprint.
2:49 p.m.: For those curious to see how Medina Spirit will perform in today’s race:
2:23 p.m.: And winner of Race No. 7 at the Preakness: Mischief Afoot.
2:16 p.m.:Your winner for the 2021 Gallorette Stakes: Mean Mary!
2021 Preakness Stakes post time
Coverage of the 2021 Preakness Stakes will begin at 2 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network. NBC will take over coverage at 5 p.m. ahead of the race’s scheduled post time of 6:50 p.m. ET.
You can also stream the Stakes live with fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Preakness Stakes post positions
Below is the full list of starting spots, as well as each horse’s morning line odds of winning the Preakness Stakes.
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