When are the Preakness & Belmont Stakes 2016?

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American Pharoah and jockey Victor Espinoza won the 2015 Triple Crown. (Getty)

Now that the 142nd Kentucky Derby is in the books, horse racing fans can now turn their attention to the Preakness and Belmont Stakes.

Nyquist and jockey Mario Gutierrez raced to the Derby win Saturday and, of course, now all the talk will undoubtedly focus on whether the duo can pull off the Triple Crown feat like American Pharoah and Victor Espinoza did in 2015.

So when are the next two races?

The Preakness is up next. That race will be held on Saturday, May 21.

The Belmont Stakes is scheduled for Saturday, June 11. Both will be televised by NBC.

Let’s take a look at the details of both races below:

141st Preakness 2016

When: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Where: Pimlico — Baltimore, Maryland

Post Time: 6:18 p.m. Eastern


148th Belmont Stakes 2016

When: Saturday, June 11, 2016

Where: Belmont Park — New York

Post Time: TBA


Check out the video of the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby below: