2020 Preakness Stakes Horse Race | Pimlico Race Track

Pimlico Racecourse, Baltimore, Maryland Start Date: 03/10/2020 End Date: 03/10/2020

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The Second Leg Of The Triple Crown Races

The Preakness Stakes is a Grade 1 race over nine and a half furlongs on dirt which is held at Pimlico Racecourse in May each year.

The Second Leg Of The Triple Crown Races

The Preakness Stakes is a Grade 1 race over nine and a half furlongs on dirt which is held at Pimlico Racecourse in May each year.

In 2020 the Preakness race is on October 3rd. It follows the Kentucky Derby as the second leg of the American Triple Crown with the concluding Belmont Stakes to be staged three weeks later.

The Preakness Stakes 2019 post time was 18:48 on Saturday May 18.

  • Swiss Skydiver is the 2020 Preakness Stakes winner.

The race dates back to 1873 and is commonly known as “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans” because of the blanket of flowers which are placed around the winner’s neck after the race. Only the Kentucky Derby attracts a bigger crowd.

horses racing at the preakness stakes with crowd in stand

Image by: Maryland Gov Pics

 

Preakness Stakes 2020 Contenders, Odds, and Lineup (Future Wager)

After the long COVID-19 break, the first lineup for Preakness is now set. Authentic (5/4) will be looking to add a second victory of the triple crown races, after winning the Kentucky Derby 2020. Tiz the Law (5/2) and Art Collector (4/1) are not far behind with favorable odds.

Latest Update: October 3rd, 2020. 

Pick Your Contender from the list (Odds by William Hill):

  • Authentic – 11/8
  • Art Collector – 9/4
  • Swiss Skydiver – 15/2 – (winner)
  • Thousand Words – 8/1
  • Mr Big News – 18/1
  • Max Player – 18/1
  • NY Traffic – 18/1
  • Pneumatic – 18/1
  • Excession – 40/1
  • Liveyourbeastlife – 50/1
  • Jesus’ Team – 50/1
Pick Your Contender

 

Pimlico Racecourse

Pimlico Race Course is in Baltimore, Maryland. It was named by English settlers in the 1660’s in honour of Olde Ben Pimlico’s Tavern in London.

In 2019 the Pimlico Old Grand has been closed. It’s “no longer suitable to sustain that level of load bearing weight.”

a person watching the Preakness Stakes race from the stands in Pimlico Racetrack

Image by: Maryland GovPics

 

The racetrack officially opened in 1870 when a colt named Preakness won the Dinner Party Stakes. The big race was named after him and remains the highlight of the racing year in Baltimore.

Seabiscuit

The racecourse is also famous for the match race in which Seabiscuit beat War Admiral. It happened in the Pimlico Special in November 1938 in front of 43,000 spectators.

That race is over the Preakness distance and Farma Way holds the track record for his Pimlico Special victory in 1991.

seabiscuit the horse race with his jockey

Image by: Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation

 

Pimlico The Surviver

Pimlico has survived the 1904 Great Fire of Baltimore, the anti-gambling movement of 1910 and the Great Depression of the 1930’s.  The Preakness Stakes attracted a record attendance of over 121,000 in 2007. This was the highest attendance at a sporting event in the history of Maryland.

The race tracks at Pimlico and Laurel Park were sold to MI Development in 2010 and put into joint-ownership Penn National as operators of the Maryland Jockey Club.

The following year, The Stronach Group took control of the both tracks when MI Development bought out Penn National Gaming’s minority stake. The racecourse has a one-mile oval dirt track surrounding a seven-furlong turf oval.

More than Racing – A Huge Music Fest

Notice: the 2020 infield fest has been cancelled.

Not similar to other races, Preakness has a big music fest called Infield Fest. Some of the greatest acts in the dance festival and hip hop scene boast this event. Here are some of the famous artist names:

  • Kygo
  • Diplo
  • Logic
  • Frank Walker
  • Juice WRLD
  • Fisher

 

Notice – you won’t be able to view the Preakness races from Infield.

Join the Middle Crown Jewel in Baltimore

Preakness may be the second most important race in the US, but as you have read, There is much to offer you. From A race rich in history, to an experience with 100,000 excited viewers, and amazing live music:

See the Preakness Stakes for a lifetime event.

Why is the Preakness trophy so valuable?

The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the Triple Crown races, which are the most valuable races in the United States. The first leg is Kentucky Derby and the third leg is Belmont Stakes.

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