Spend a day at the track watching the most exciting and finest trained horses in the world. Held every year, two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness is a once-in-a-lifetime race open only to 3-year-old thoroughbreds and is the 2nd leg of the much sought after Triple Crown.
Pimlico Race Course Baltimore, Maryland May 18, 2013 Gates open at 9:30am
Which horse will steal the second jewel of the 2013 Triple Crown? -
Hear the thunderous roar of hooves, see colorfully adorned fans and the fastest and finest bred horses in the land at Pimlico Race Course. Held every year, two weeks after the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes is a once-in-a-lifetime race open only to 3-year-old thoroughbreds and is the 2nd leg of the much sought after Triple Crown. Featuring a field of 14 of the world's best trained horses, the "run for the Black-eyed Susans" at Pimlico has become one of the most elite sporting events in horse racing history.
Preakness Stakes Festivities -
Galas and events, such as People's Pink Party and Sunrise at Old Hilltop, leading up to the race have become world renowned extravaganzas and continue to raise millions of dollars for organizations such as Susan G. Komen and Sinai Hospital. During the week of Preakness, guides are available to give guests an insider's perspective on racing day and escorted tours of the Preakness Stakes Barn. You never know who you may run into behind the scenes... blacksmiths, trainers, owners, or even jockeys.