Pursuit of the Crown - Special Preakness Week Coverage

Animal Kingdom continues his Triple Crown quest as the focus of the racing world shifts to Pimlico for the 136th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Preakness Stakes, and HRTV (R) will continue its extensive on-site coverage of the Triple Crown, when it begins live broadcasts from Old Hilltop on Wednesday, May 18.
Laffit Pincay III, Jeff Siegel, Gary Stevens, Aaron Vercruysse, Scott Hazelton, Richard Migliore, Joanne Jones, and Zoe Cadman will all be on-site to combine for daily all-inclusive coverage from a set near the Preakness Stakes barn.  
HRTV will once again broadcast the Preakness Stakes post position draw -- this time as part of its "Pursuit of the Crown" show -- on Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT.  "Pursuit of the Crown" show will emanate from Pimlico through Saturday, and the half-hour show, which has chronicled the Triple Crown trail since the winter, will provide the latest Preakness happenings.  Earlier post times for the two big racing days, Friday and Saturday, will necessitate earlier show start times. 

Additionally, HRTV's daily coverage from Baltimore will include race coverage, timely interviews with the key connections of Preakness contenders, the latest workouts for Preakness entrants, as well as expert analysis from HRTV's extensive stable of hosts/analysts.  The comprehensive coverage will prepare racing fans with the latest up-to-date information for the second jewel of the coveted Triple Crown, along with Friday's strong Black-Eyed Susan card. 
The network's Preakness coverage will extend beyond its on-site presence, with its daily "RaceDay America" show, as well as the weekly offerings, "The Edge" (Friday, 8 p.m. ET) and "Against the Odds" (Thursday, 8:30 p.m. ET) also contributing during the week.
HRTV's popular Preakness Party coverage will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET on Saturday live from the stakes barn area, immediately following the Preakness Stakes.  


Wednesday, May 18

  • "RaceDay America" -- Noon ET/9 a.m. PT
  • "Pursuit of the Crown, Preakness Post Position Draw" -- 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT
  • "Across the Board" -- 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT

Thursday, May 19

  • " RaceDay America" -- 11:30am ET/8:30am PT (including live racing from Pimlico)
  • " Pursuit of the Crown" -- Noon ET/9am PT
  • " Against The Odds," -- 8:30pm ET/5:30pm PT

Friday, May 20 (Black-Eyed Susan Day)

  • "Pursuit of the Crown," -- 10:30am ET/7:30am PT
  • "Westrock Coffee First Call" -- 11am ET/8am PT
  • "RaceDay America" -- Noon ET/9am PT (including live racing from Pimlico)
  • Pimlico Live Racing" -- 2-6pm ET/11am -3pm PT
  • "The Edge" -- 8pm ET/5pm PT

Saturday, May 21 (Preakness Day)

  • "Pursuit of the Crown" -- 9:30am ET/6:30am PT
  • "RaceDay America" -- 10am ET/6am PT (including live racing from Pimlico)
  • "Westrock Coffee First Call"  -- 11am ET/8am PT
  • Pimlico Live Racing -- Noon-4:30pm  ET/9am  -1:30pm PT