Preakness Stakes


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Preakness Stakes

Third Saturday in May
The 10-day Preakness Festival or Maryland Preakness Celebration culminates in the running of the Preakness Stakes, the "middle jewel of the Triple Crown" of horseracing—the other two being the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. Held at Baltimore's Pimlico Race Course, the Preakness was first run on May 27, 1873. The festival leading up to the race features recreational, sporting, and cultural events—including hot air balloons, a 5K run, and a parade.
CONTACTS:
Maryland Jockey Club
Pimlico Race Course
5201 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215
800-638-1859 or 410-542-9400
www.marylandracing.com
Preakness Celebration Inc.
401 E. Pratt St., Ste. 311
Baltimore, MD 21202
410-578-4451; fax: 410-837-3042
www.preaknesscelebration.com
SOURCES:
GdUSFest-1984, p. 81
(c)
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