2017 Preakness Stakes Still Photographers Meeting


2017 Preakness Stakes
Still Photographers Meeting

Rules and Marking Meeting
9:30 a.m.
Friday, May 19, 2017
Pimlico Race Course - Trackside Winner's Circle

BALTIMORE - There will be a meeting at 9:30 am on Friday, May 19 for still photographers covering the 2017 Preakness Stakes on May 20 and/or Black-Eyed Susan Stakes on May 19. The meeting will occur in the Trackside Winner's Circle at Pimlico Race Course

At the meeting, rules for shooting on the racetrack and around horses will be discussed. Following the meeting, Pimlico staff will mark the inside rail for remote camera locations, and the outside and first turn location for handheld locations.

Please have at least one representative from your media outlet in attendance if you wish to have a marked spot. Any media outlet not in attendance will not receive a spot unless discussed previously with Keith.

If you have any questions or have any special requests, please contact Keith Kleine, Pimlico Staff Photographer Liaison prior to Friday's meeting. Keith will be at Pimlico starting Thursday morning, May 18. Keith may be reached at (859) 327-8750 (cell) or via e-mail at kkleine@aaep.org.

Installing Remotes
All remote cameras at any location must be installed prior to one half hour before post time on each day. Post times are listed below. Keith and representatives from the Jockey’s Guild will monitor the cameras and may move or remove your camera if goes past the designated line. All remotes must be on mono-pods and nothing can be hung or clamped to any rail. Only black bags are permitted. Please wrap your camera bags tightly so nothing is blowing in the wind.

Friday, May 19
Training Hours – 5:30-9:00 am
Photo Meeting/Gates Open – 9:30 am
Remotes must be installed for Friday racing – 11:00 am
First Race Post Time – 11:30 am

Saturday, May 20
Training Hours – 5:00-6:00 am
Gates Open – 8:00 am
Remotes must be installed for Saturday racing – 9:30 am
First Race Post Time – 10:00 am