The Preakness Stakes is an American flat thoroughbred horse race held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is a Grade I race run over a distance of 9.5 furlongs on dirt. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds; fillies 121 lb.
For over a century Pimlico has served as gracious host to some of the finest racing legends the world has ever known; icons such as Man o’ War, Sir Barton, Seabiscuit, and Secretariat. Preakness is always an exciting race and year after year, Baltimore welcomes the event’s guests with open arms. Whether this is your first Preakness or your 40th, this year promises to be as memorable as ever!