By Brian Winner| August 11, 2015 at 12:15 AM EST - Updated July 11 at 3:06 PM
NBC Sports Group and the Maryland Jockey Club have reached a long-term agreement extending NBC Sports Group’s exclusive rights to the Preakness Stakes, it was announced today. The long-term renewal extends the partnership for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, which began in 2001. The extension includes multiplatform rights to the Preakness Stakes, undercard on Preakness Saturday, and Black-Eyed Susan during Preakness week, which will be televised on NBC and NBCSN and featured on NBC’s digital platforms. NBC Sports Group now has exclusive, long-term media agreements for all of the Triple Crown races – Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes.