BALTIMORE, 04-17-14---With the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (G1) just 30 days away, Baltimore Ravens All-Pro kicker Justin Tucker returned to Pimlico Race Course this afternoon to shoot additional commercials promoting the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown.
In the first humorous video, released on social media two weeks ago, http://youtu.be/qdHJGq29kaU, Tucker causes trouble and has to relinquish his tickets to the May 17 event. Fans have a chance to win Tucker’s tickets by submitting a creative picture or video to the Preakness InfieldFest Instagram @Infieldfest, using #Shameless4IFF, for the chance to score the tickets. The first place finisher will receive four tickets to the new Mug & Vine section. The second and third place finishers each earn two Infieldfest tickets.
The security guard in the initial video submitted an entry to attempt to win the tickets http://youtu.be/pJCiPhy30tk
This afternoon, Tucker learned how to handicap races from racing analyst Gabby Gaudet, spent time with track announcer Dave Rodman before calling the fourth race from the roof, visited the starting gate and answered phone calls in the Preakness ticket office. The next spot is expected to be launched before the end of the month.
“We are having a good time,” Tucker said. “This is a Baltimore event. This is as Baltimore as you can get. You have people from the city, county and elsewhere coming in from all over for a big party. It comes together for quite an event. Last year was my first time at a horse race so to be part of it from the inside out this time is completely different but a whole lot of fun.”
2014 Preakness InfieldFest will be headlined by Grammy winner Lorde. Switchfoot, Eli Young Band, Sundy Best and Go Go Gadjet will perform on the Jägermeister stage.
About Pimlico Race Course
Historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness® Stakes, the middle jewel in horse racing's famed Triple Crown, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, and is the second oldest racetrack in the United States. Pimlico has played host to racing icons and Baltimoreans have seen the likes of legendary horses such as Man o’ War, Seabiscuit, Secretariat, Affirmed and Cigar thunder down the stretch in thrilling and memorable competition. For more information on Pimlico, visit www.pimlico.com.
Pimlico Race Course is a Stronach Group company, North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida and is one of North America's top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world's largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; Xpressbet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a major producer of televised horse racing programming through its HRTV cable and satellite network and is North America's premier supplier of virtual online horse racing games, as well as a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry.