Skip to main content

Digital Trends may earn a commission when you buy through links on our site. Why trust us?

Where to watch the 2023 Preakness Stakes: How to live stream the horse race for free

The second leg of Triple Crown heads to Baltimore, Maryland, for the 148th Preakness Stakes. The Preakness is typically held two weeks after the Kentucky Derby on the third Saturday in May. The 2023 Preakness Stakes will be held at the Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 20.

Unlike the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness features a smaller field (eight horses compared to the Derby’s 20) running a shorter distance (1.19 miles as opposed to the 1.25 miles at the Derby). The horse to watch is Mage, who opened as the morning line favorite at 8-5 odds. Mage pulled off a magical win at the Kentucky Derby as a 15-1 morning line favorite. Mage will look to become the first horse since 2018’s Justify to win the Derby and the Preakness in the same year.

The Preakness Stakes will air early on Saturday evening, but there will be coverage leading up to the race and instant analysis after the winning horse crosses the finish line. Find out where to watch the 2023 Preakness Stakes below!

Watch the 2023 Preakness Stakes on NBC

The post positions have been set for the 148th running of the Preakness Stakes!#Preakness148

— Preakness Stakes (@PreaknessStakes) May 15, 2023

The 2023 Preakness Stakes post time is 7:01 p.m. ET. It will air on NBC. Coverage beings at 4:30 p.m. ET and runs until 7:30 p.m. CNBC will air races from 1 p.m. ET to 4:30 p.m. ET. Full race coverage can be streamed live on and the NBC Sports app. Log in with your cable provider for access.

Watch the 2023 Preakness Stakes on NBC

Watch the 2023 Preakness Stakes on Peacock

Peacock plans on a TV.

Streaming of the 2023 Preakness Stakes will be available on Peacock. Besides horse racing, Peacock is home to live sporting coverage of the WWE, Premier League, and NFL. Peacock will stream its first-ever NFL playoff game in January 2024. The streamer is also home to hundreds of movies and TV shows, including Mrs. Davis, Cocaine Bear, The Office, and more. There are two paid tiers: Premium, priced at $5 per month with ads, and the ad-free Premium Plus, priced at $10 per month or $100 per year.

Watch the 2023 Preakness Stakes on Hulu with Live TV

Hulu app icon on Roku.
Phil Nickinson/Digital Trends

Hulu with Live TV subscribers will be able to watch NBC since it’s one of the more than 85 channels available on the service. For $70 monthly, subscribers can gain access to Hulu (with ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (with ads), and ESPN+ (with ads). For $83 monthly, users will receive Hulu (no ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (no ads), and ESPN+ (with ads). With these three services, subscribers can watch the latest Marvel movie on Disney+, adult drama on Hulu, or a live sporting event on ESPN+.

Watch the 2023 Preakness Stakes on Sling TV

Sling TV app icon on Apple TV.

If you subscribe to Sling TV, then you can gain access to the Kentucky Derby if you purchased the Blue package or the Orange and Blue package. NBC is not accessible on the Orange package and will require an additional purchase. All packages on Sling are priced between $40 to $60, but Sling will take $10 off your first month. Enjoy various channels on Sling, including Comedy Central, ESPN, Freeform, NFL Network, and Travel Channel.

Watch the 2023 Preakness Stakes live stream on YouTube TV

YouTube TV available add-ons.
Phil Nickinson/Digital Trends

YouTube TV includes all of the basic networks — ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC — without a cable subscription. YouTube TV lets subscribers stream over 100-plus channels covering news, entertainment, and sports. New subscribers will only pay $63 a month for the first three months of YouTube TV before it increases to its normal rate of $73 per month. If you are uncertain, then sign up for a free trial before committing to the full price.

Watch the 2023 Preakness Stakes live stream on Fubo TV

FuboTV app icon on Apple TV.
Phil Nickinson/Digital Trends

Fubo TV gives subscribers access to their favorite channels, including NBC, over the internet. There are no contracts at sign-up and no hidden fees. Choose from four paid packages: Pro, $75 per month; Elite, $85 per month; Premiere, $95 per month; and a special Latino package for $33 per month. Fubo TV’s channel list features Bravo, Disney Channel, MTV, TLC, ESPN, and SYFY. New users can sign up for a free seven-day trial.

Watch the 2023 Kentucky Derby live stream from abroad with a VPN

NordVPN running on a MacBook Pro.

There’s no reason to miss out on the 2023 Preakness Stakes if you are outside of the country. The solution to your problems is a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN allows Americans who are abroad to stream their favorite channels and shows without hassle. One VPN we recommend is NordVPN, which offers a 30-day money-back guarantee for new users, so there’s no penalty to try it.

Editors' Recommendations

Dan Girolamo
Dan is a passionate and multitalented content creator with experience in pop culture, entertainment, and sports. Throughout…
Survivor season 44 finale live stream: where to watch for free
Logo for Survivor season 44.

The 26-day journey in the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji as Survivor season 44 is coming to a close. Only one episode remains on season 44 of Survivor as a champion will be crowned on Wednesday night, May 24. Five players remain in the game heading into the finale. Yam Yam Arocho, Carson Garrett, and Carolyn Wiger, who make up the Tika Three, along with free agents Heidi Lagares-Greenblatt and Lauren Harpe, are the five remaining players still alive for the $1 million grand prize.

The finale will be a supersized episode, lasting around two hours. Following the finale will be the after-show, which will air following the announcement of the winner, with returning cast members heading back to the island. Longtime host Jeff Probst will host the after-show, which was filmed on location last year. Find out how to watch the Survivor season 44 finale below!
Watch the Survivor season 44 finale live stream on CBS

Read more
Liverpool vs Aston Villa live stream: How to watch for free
A soccer field.

The Premier League’s kicks off the weekend with Liverpool vs Aston Villa. It starts at 10am ET and is available to watch exclusively on Peacock TV. While this will keep you from being able to access the game through many of the best live TV streaming services, Peacock knows a thing or two about live sports. Peacock is NBC’s standalone streaming service, and while there isn’t a way to access the Liverpool vs Aston Villa for free with Peacock, we’ve tracked down all of the information you need to make up your mind about a subscription.
Watch the Liverpool vs Aston Villa live stream on Peacock TV

Peacock TV offers free, $5, and $10 tiers, and while the free tier will get you access to a lot of on-demand content, you’ll need to bump up to at least the $5 tier to get access to the Liverpool vs Aston Villa live stream. Peacock is a great outlet for soccer coverage, as it provides live streams for dozens of Premier League games throughout the season. Sports lovers in general should enjoy the platform, as it also covers events like Sunday Night Football, PGA Tour events, and WWE events. Additionally, with Peacock being NBC-owned, there’s always something new on Peacock from the NBC content library. Whether you’re a Liverpool or Aston Villa fan, Peacock is worth the $5 monthly subscription to catch the game.

Read more
Vanderpump Rules season 10 finale live stream: where to watch for free
Three people sit next to each other at a table on Vanderpump Rules.

It's time to address the jaw-dropping affair on Vanderpump Rules. Bravo's reality TV series was set to end its 10th season after episode 14. Then, the affair known as "Scandoval" broke the Internet. In March 2023, TMZ reported that cast members Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix ended their nine-year relationship. The bombshell report stated that Sandoval had allegedly cheated with their co-star, Raquel Leviss, which was later confirmed.

In true reality TV fashion, Bravo sent cameras back into the lives of the cast to capture the action in real time. The network filmed enough of the scandal to make the upcoming 15th episode its season 10 finale. From the footage shown in the trailer, the finale is going to be an explosive episode as America watches the Scandoval unfold.
Watch the Vanderpump Rules season 10 finale on Peacock

Read more