What Time Does the 2023 Preakness Start? Post Time by Time Zones

What Time Does the 2023 Preakness Start? Post Time by Time Zones


The 148th annual running of the Preakness Stakes will take place at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday, May 20, 2023. As the second leg of the horse racing Triple Crown approaches, both casual and hardcore fans are wondering when the event will begin.

Here's what you need to know about the start time for the 2023 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

What Time is 2023 Preakness Eastern Time?

The 2023 Preakness Stakes is expected to start at 6:50 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 20 from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Early race coverage is set to begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday.

What Time is 2023 Preakness Central Time?

Horse racing fans in the central time zone tuning in to the 2023 Preakness Stakes will be able to watch the 148th annual running around 5:50 p.m. CT. Coverage of the day's first races begins at noon on CNBC before switching over to NBC at 4:30 p.m.

What Time is 2023 Preakness Mountain Time?

Those on mountain time can tune in to NBC at 4:50 p.m. MT to watch the 2023 Preakness Stakes. As mentioned above, there will be a variety of races during the day leading up to the storied event.

What Time is 2023 Preakness Pacific Time?

Out on the West Coast, coverage of the Preakness Stakes starts at 10 a.m. PT on CNBC. Fans should be ready to watch the main race at 3:50 p.m. on NBC.

2023 Preakness Stakes Start by Time Zones

Time Zone

Main Race Start on NBC

Preakness Coverage Start on CNBC

Eastern Time

6:50 p.m.

1 p.m.

Central Time

5:50 p.m.

12 p.m.

Mountain Time

4:50 p.m.

11 a.m.

Pacific Time

3:50 p.m.

10 a.m.

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