138th Preakness Stakes - Top of the Stretch

138th Preakness Stakes

The Preakness Stakes is a thoroughbred horse race held every May at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. First contested in 1873, the annual running of the Preakness is a classic American institution. The Preakness is the second leg of horse racing’s Triple Crown, between the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. One of the largest single-day sporting events in the United States, the Preakness has hosted up to 121,309 people.

Pimlico will be awash in pink on Friday to help raise funds and aid awareness & research for breast cancer. Cheer on retired champion lady riders who return to the saddle for a "race with a cause" in the popular Lady Legends for the Cure IV. Catch the nation's finest fillies in the 89th running of the Black-Eyed Susan, and the top older horses competing in the 43rd Pimlico Special. Pick the winner in Pimlico's very first "Battle of the Sexes" Jockey Challenge, where racing's top men and women duke it out in four races for a top prize of $30,000. NEW IN 2013: Black-Eyed Susan Day Infield Concert featuring the Goo Goo Dolls, Rodney Atkins and Rachel Farley.

Don’t know a superfecta from a tote board? It’s not all about the horses. Preakness InfieldFest is a multi-entertainment festival featuring PItbull, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Afrojack plus bottomless beer in the popular MUG Club. Jagermeister Stage acts include Chevelle, Florida-Georgia Line and Kristen & The Noise.



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