Preakness Stakes Live Stream: How to Watch Online Free

Getty Images Jockey John Velazquez celebrates atop Medina Spirit.

After a drama-filled Kentucky Derby, the horses are back on the track for the second leg of the Triple Crown at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore for the Preakness Stakes.

The 2021 Preakness Stakes starts at 6:50 p.m. ET and will be televised on NBC (coverage of the undercard races will be televised on NBCSN starting at 2 p.m. ET and NBC starting at 5 p.m. ET).

But if you don’t have cable, here are several different ways you can watch a live stream of the Preakness Stakes and all the undercard races online for free:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of NBC (live in most markets), NBC Sports Network and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 2021 Preakness Stakes live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space.


AT&T TV

AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” NBC (live in most markets) and NBC Sports Network are included in every package, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free 14-day trial.

Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:

AT&T TV Free Trial

Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch the 2021 Preakness Stakes live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.

If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to unlimited hours).


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of NBC (live in select markets), NBC Sports Network and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” channel bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but you can get your first month for just $10:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the 2021 Preakness Stakes live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 50 hours of cloud DVR.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of NBC (live in most markets), NBC Sports Network and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the 2021 Preakness Stakes live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).


Preakness Stakes 2021 Preview

The second leg of the Triple Crown has arrived with the Preakness Stakes, although much of the fanfare has a cloud cast over it by the situation surround Medina Spirit.

The horse’s famed trainer Bob Baffert revealed this week that Churchill Downs told him Medina Spirit tested positive for betamethasone — a banned substance — which put the horse’s Kentucky Derby win earlier this month in question.

“Medina Spirit earned his Kentucky Derby win and my pharmacologists have told me that 21 picograms of betamethasone would have had no effect on the outcome of the race,” Baffert previously said in a statement. “Medina Spirit is a deserved champion and I will continue to fight for him.”

Baffert and Medina Spirit have been cleared to race in the Preakness, which keeps the bid for the Triple Crown alive. The horse and stablemate Concert Tour passed three additional prerace drug tests.

“While we acknowledge the challenging circumstances that prompted this further need for transparency, it reflects, above all else, that the principles of integrity, accountability, and safety in our sport are non-negotiable.” said Craig Fravel, who is the CEO of 1/ST Racing.

NBC Sports betting analyst Matt Bernier sees it as a no-win situation for Baffert following the controversy.

“If Medina Spirit goes and wins the Preakness on Saturday, the general public is going to just immediately say, ‘Oh, well, look, there’s still something funny going on,'” Bernier told ESPN. “If he doesn’t run well for whatever reason, the general public will still look at it and say, ‘See, something funny was going on in the Kentucky Derby.’ It’s a no-win situation for Bob Baffert, for everyone involved with the horse and for the industry as a whole.”

Preakness Stakes Odds
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)


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