Preakness 2018 Events!
"Hi-Ho Pimlico" Spring Fashion Show
Thursday, May 10th, 11:30am-3:30pm.
Pimlico Race Course, Sports Palace
Featuring Spring Fashions and Preakness day attire
Jessica Kartalija as the Masters of Ceremonies
$98 per person, limited space available
RSVP: May 5th
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The Mt. Washington Tavern, 5700 Newbury Street, Baltimore MD 21209
JOIN America's Best Racing for the biggest party on the biggest racing week of the year in Maryland -- the 5th Annual America's Best Racing Preakness Party at the Mt. Washinton Tavern. The event is sponsored by Sagamore Racing and benefits the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance!
Run continuously from 6 a.m. – 9 a.m., Tuesday through Friday of Preakness Week.
After enjoying sunrise on the Grandstand apron while watching the Preakness contenders’ morning workouts, you will get an insider's perspective on racing during an escorted tour of the stable area. You never know who you may run into on the backside...trainers, owners, exercise riders, and jockeys start work early! The Barn area is one place you can count on an interesting story!
Tickets: $50 includes Alibi Breakfast in the Terrace Dining Room, VIP Parking & Private Sports Palace Reserved Seating for the Live Race Day and a commemorative Black-Eyed Susan glass.
Black Eye Susan Day
Friday, May 18th,
One of Pimlico's oldest stakes races, the Black-Eyed Susan was first run at Pimlico in 1919. The mile and one-eighth test, for three-year-old fillies is traditionally run the Friday before the Preakness and has long been recognized as the middle jewel of the traditional filly Triple Crown, which also includes the Kentucky Oaks Stakes and the Acorn. Don't miss any of the fun!
Tickets can be purchased online by clicking here or by calling 877-206-8042.
Saturday, May 19th, Gates open at 8am
On a late summer evening in 1868, an agreement among sportsmen to stage a special race to commemorate a memorable occasion became the foundation for the middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes.
The Preakness Stakes has remained throughout history a true test of a horse's ability and class, a race where remarkable horses meet one another in a great classic.
The phrase "Triple Crown" was not coined until the 1930's, but it is this race on every third Saturday in May where the best Derby horses gather to see if there will be that window of opportunity for a Triple Crown Prospect. Much goes on during this colorful time at Pimlico, but it has always been the horse that draws the fans. As poet Ogden Nash wrote:
“The Derby is a race of aristocratic sleekness, for horses of birth to prove their worth to run in the Preakness.”
Join us at historic Pimlico for the 142nd Running of the Preakness Stakes (GI)—the second jewel the horse racing’s elusive Triple Crown. The race is a 1 3/16 miles test for 3 year old colts, geldings and fillies. The excitement of the day includes a full race card featuring the top performing thoroughbreds in the world. Infield entertainment and ticket information is located under our Infield/Infieldfest tab.