Is it just me, or do we all have horse racing fever now? We’re fresh off of one of the biggest upsets in Kentucky Derby history, so the upcoming Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 21, surely has horse racing fans on the edge of their seats.
The Preakness is the second leg of the coveted Triple Crown. Only 13 horses have won the Triple Crown, which is only accomplished when a 3-year-old horse wins each of the following races:
- The Kentucky Derby
- The Preakness
- The Belmont Stakes
The 2022 Kentucky Derby saw 80-1 longshot Rich Strike take home the victory. Typically, that would mean Rich Strike would be competing in the upcoming Preakness Stakes for the Triple Crown. However, Rich Strike’s connections have opted to bypass the Preakness and prepare for the Belmont.
Just because the Triple Crown is not on the line, however, does not mean the Preakness isn’t worth your time. It is still one of the premier horse races of the year, and will surely be an exciting race.
Massachusetts horse bettors will be able to bet on the race even from the comfort of their own homes, all thanks to TVG.
147th Preakness Stakes start time and information
The 147th Preakness Stakes is only a few days away, so here’s everything you need to know to enjoy the race.
When: Saturday, May 21
Race start time: 7:01 p.m. EST
Where to watch: NBC, USA
If you’re interested in getting financially invested in this year’s Preakness, then keep reading–this part is for you.
What is TVG?
The TVG app is an online horse racing betting business owned by FanDuel. FanDuel decided to expand from their sports betting and Daily Fantasy Sports field in 2018 when they acquired TVG.
TVG is currently offering odds for the upcoming Preakness, so you can bet whenever you’d like!
How to sign up for TVG
Using TVG to place bets or watch races is incredibly easy. All you have to do is go to the TVG webpage and either log in or sign up (depending on whether you have an account). To sign up, you will have to provide your:
- First and last name
- Date of birth
- Phone number
Once you do all this, you will have to verify your identity. Once everything is sorted out, you are free to play!
Other ways to enjoy the Preakness in Massachusetts
Suffolk Downs, one of the state’s most popular raceways and OTBs, is holding a Preakness party on the day of the race! You can also enjoy the race from your home through Suffolk Downs’ advance deposit wagering partners:
- FanDuel Racing
- 1/ST Racing
- NYRA Bets