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The Preakness has been one of Thoroughbred racing's most valued Grade 1 races and is an institution in America. As the Middle Jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, Preakness has remained throughout history a true test of a horse’s ability and class. 2018 marks another year where remarkable horses will meet one another in a great classic. Join us at historic Pimlico for the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes.
The excitement of the day includes a full race card featuring the top performing Thoroughbreds in the world. The first race begins at 10:30am with 14 races throughout the day for guests to wager on, leading up to the running of the Preakness Stakes, the penultimate race of the day.
THE MIDDLE JEWEL
The winner of the Kentucky Derby has only completed step one of the elusive Triple Crown journey. Now they must capture the Middle Jewel to remain a Triple Crown prospect. Only 12 horses in history have won the coveted Triple Crown. On May 19th, all eyes will be on the Preakness Stakes as we discover if Triple Crown potential lives on.
THE WOODLAWN VASE
The elegant Woodlawn Vase was originally created by Tiffany & Co. in 1860. The beautiful silver design, assessed in 1983 at $1 million, is easily the most valuable trophy in American sports. The perpetual is on display at The Baltimore Museum of Art and is brought to Pimlico Race Course under guard.
PREAKNESS STAKES LEGENDS
Throughout history, the Preakness Stakes has been won by some of the world’s most famous horses.
BLACK-EYED SUSAN DAY
FRIDAY MAY 18TH
The Black-Eyed Susan was first run in 1919 as the Pimlico Oaks. The name was changed in 1952 to honor the beauty of the Maryland state flower and, over time, it became a day for women to relax and celebrate the magic of the fillies. Aside from the races, the day is filled with culture and activities that excite and engage crowds in new ways each year
POUR YOURSELF A BLACK-EYED SUSAN COCKTAIL
The Black-Eyed Susan is the official cocktail of the Preakness Stakes, named after the Maryland state flower. It has been the Preakness Stakes' official cocktail since the 1950s, according to the late Joe Kelly, longtime Pimlico historian. The drink’s creators have reinvented it several times over the years, but today’s recipe may stand the test of time.
1 part of Maker’s Mark® bourbon
1 part of DeKuyper® Peachtree
1 part of Effen® vodka
2 parts of orange juice
2 parts sour mix
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a Preakness glass over fresh crushed ice. Garnish with an orange & cherry flag.
TUESDAY TO FRIDAY, 6AM TO 9AM
Soak up the full Pimlico experience through a stunning Sunrise Tour at Old Hilltop. Our tour guides bring with them a wealth of experience and add a personal touch that is priceless
THURSDAY MAY 17TH
The Alibi Breakfast is a unique event where trainers, jockeys and owners of Preakness horses share personal insights with racing fans and media about what it takes to become Thoroughbred racing's next greatest legend
ARMED FORCES DAY
SATURDAY MAY 19TH
Join us on Armed Forces Day and watch the Maryland National Guard escort the Woodlawn Vase, see the US Naval Academy Glee Club and Joint Service Color Guard perform, and enjoy the thrilling parachute jump of No Limits Skydiving!
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