FAQs

ACTIVITIES: Are there any other activites I can attend prior to the Preakness?

  1. Yes, please visit our Preakness Week Events page.
     
  2. In Addition, Preakness Celebration, Inc. hosts a week long festival including a parade and children's activities.  For full information go to www.preaknesscelebration.com.
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AIRPORT: What is the nearest airport?

BWI (Baltimore Washington International) 1-800-435-9294

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ATM: Are ATM Machines available?

Yes. Grandstand 1st Floor just inside the entrance and ATM's are located throughout the facility & outside seating locations.

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BETTING AGE: How old do you have to be to place a bet?

18 years of age.

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CHILDREN: Can I bring my children and do they need a ticket for BES or Preakness Day?

Yes, but they must be under adult supervision at all times.

Seating for Black-Eyed Susan Day and Preaknes Day: Children under the age of 5 don't need a ticket as long as they don't occupy a seat.

InfieldFest: Children under the age of 7 admitted free.

 

 

 

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DIRECTIONS: How do I get to Pimlico Race Course?

1.  95 North:
      I-95 N to 695 W, Take exit 18 Lochearn (Liberty Road), Go down 7 traffic lights and make a Left turn on Northern Parkway, make a Right on Park Heights Ave, follow signs for parking.
 
2.  New York/Philadelphia/New Jersey/Delaware/Northern/Baltimore County:
     I-95 S to 695 W, take 695 W to I-83 S, take I-83 S to Northern Parkway West and follow signs for parking.
 
3.  Inner Harbor:
     I-83 N to Northern Parkway West and follow signs for parking.
 
4.  Frederick:
     I-70 E to 695 W (follow directions for 695 W from 5N).
 
5.  Harrisburg:
     I-83 S to 695 W (stay on this for a short while before getting back on I-83 S), take Northern Parkway West and follow signs for parking.

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LOST & FOUND: I've lost someone/something, where do I go?

Report to the security office - 1st floor Grandstand.

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HOTELS: Are there hotels close to Pimlico Race Course?

  1. Pimlico Area Hotels:
    1. Radisson Hotel at Cross Keys (410) 532-6900
    2. Hunt Valley Hotel -  (410) 527-1500
    3. Residence Inn by Marriott - Hunt Valley (410) 527-2333
    4. Baltimore Hotel, Hunt Valley Inn - (410) 785-7000
  2. Baltimore City Hotels:
    1. Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel - Light Street (410) 234-0550
    2. Hyatt Regency - Light Street (410) 528-1234
    3. Hilton Baltimore - W. Pratt (443) 573-8700
    4. Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace - Pratt (410) 547-1200

      For a full listing of hotels, places to eat, and places to see while in Baltimore, click here.

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MAILING-EMAIL LIST: Can I be placed on your mailing/emailing list?

Please call the Preakness Sales office: (410) 542-9400 or 1 (877) 206-8042 ext. 300 or sign up on this website using the "Register" option in the upper right side of this page.

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MEDICATION: What do I do if my medication needs to be kept cool?

Visit the First Aid station located on the 1st floor of the Grandstand.

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MEALS: Will Vegetarian/Kosher meals be provide in the Turfside Terrace?

Please log onto www.Preakness.com and see the Turfside Terrace menu or call the Preakness Sales office at (410) 542-9400 or 1 (877) 206-8042 ext. 300.

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MTA: Will the MTA provide transportation for the Preakness?

  1.  MTA packet will be included with purchased tickets or you may call 1-866-RIDE-MTA or visit www.mtamaryland.com.
     
  2.  Public Transportation:

        MTA Bus, Metro Subway, and Light Rail info:
        Baltimore area: (410) 539-5000
        Toll Free: 1-866-RIDE MTA (743-3682)
        TTY: (410) 539-3497
     

  3.  Officials at Pimlico suggest that fans arriving at Pimlico by car on Preakness Day allow sufficient time for convenient access in entering the track. Facility admission gates, and the Infield open at 8:00 a.m. on Preakness Day with a first post of 10:30 a.m. The Clubhouse Turn Reserved, and the first crossover to Corporate Village and Turfside Terrace open at 10:00 a.m gates, and the Infield open at 8:00 a.m. on Preakness Day with a first post of 10:30 a.m. The Clubhouse Turn Reserved, and the first crossover to Corporate Village and Turfside Terrace open at 10:00 a.m.
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PARKING: Is parking available?

Yes, parking is available for purchase through the Preakness Ticket Sales office by calling:

 

·         (410) 542-9400 or 1-877-206-8042  (8am-5pm  Mon-Fri)

·         After hours please call 1-877-206-8042 and leave a message.

 Parking may also be purchased online through the Tickefly website
 http://www.ticketfly.com/search/?q=Preakness or by calling their customer
sales and assistance line:  877-987-6487.  Customers with existing orders call
their customer support: 877-435-9849.

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POST-POSITION DRAW: When does the Post-Position Draw for the Preakness Stakes occur?

The Post-Position draw takes place the Wednesday prior to the Preakness.  Click here for more information.

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PROGRAMS & DRF: Programs and Daily Racing Forms - Where can I get one?

Programs and Daily Racing Forms are available at the following locations:

Grandstand Entrance: Outside and Inside
Clubhouse Entrance: Outside and Inside
Infield Entrance: Inside the tunnel & Preakness Way entrances

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RE-ENTRY: Can I re-enter Pimlico after leaving?

There will be no re-entry into the Grandstand/Clubhouse facility, or Infield.

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RESTROOMS: Where are the restrooms located?

CLUBHOUSE

1st Floor: Inside Clubhouse by the bar
2nd Floor: Grandstand end of Main Dining Room
3rd Floor: By Grandstand entrance to Sports Palace

GRANDSTAND

1st Floor: Just inside the Rogers Ave. entrance & near the Pizza stand (Men’s room up steps just inside Grandstand entrance) (Ladies room up steps near the elevator)
2nd Floor: Ladies & Men’s rooms behind Triple Crown Room

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SECURITY INFO: How can I find a complete listing of the security procedures?

To view the complete list of the Security Policies, click here.

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SMOKING: Where can I smoke?

Smoking is not permitted in the paddock area or any other indoor area.

Smoking is permitted on both the Clubhouse and Grandstand Apron areas as they are outdoors.

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TAXI: Are Taxis available after Preakness and where?

Preakness Day ONLY: Staging begins at 3:00 p.m. on Belvedere Ave with access via Park Heights Ave.

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TICKETS: When do tickets go on sale?

The 2014 Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness Stakes Day tickets on sale October 1, 2013.

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TICKETS: How can I purchase Preakness and BESD tickets?

Call the Preakness Ticket Sales office at:

  • Call 1-877-206-8042  (Monday through Friday - 8am to 6pm and Sat. & Sun. - 12pm to 5pm)
  • After hours please call 1-877-206-8042 and leave a message.
     
    Your order will be placed and/or your question answered the following business day.
     
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TICKETS: Is it safe to buy tickets on-line?

The only authorized seller for Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan Day tickets online is Ticketfly.com. There are many websites that may look legitimate but they are not affiliated in any way with Preakness and the Maryland Jockey Club.

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TICKETS: How many tickets can I buy at once?

Currently there is no limit to the amount of tickets you can purchase for the Preakness.

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TICKETS: Are there any places I can go in person to purchase tickets?

Yes, you can purchase tickets at Pimlico Race Course (5201 Park Heights Ave.,Baltimore, MD 21215).

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TICKETS: Are any tickets sold the day of the event?

Yes, Infield tickets only. Ticket booths are located at Rogers Ave & Pimlico Road (Preakness Way Parking Lot).

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TICKETS: I lost my ticket, is there anything that can be done?

Please call the Preakness Sales office: (410) 542-9400 or 1 (877) 206-8042 ext. 300.

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TICKETS: Can I go into the Grandstand if I have an Infield ticket?

Not unless you pay a $25.00 general admission fee.

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TICKETS: I would like to purchase the same seat as last year, how can I do so?

Reservations for returning guests who wish to purchase their same 2013 seating tickets must be received by January 31, 2014.  Click here  to obtain Ticket Office contact information.

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TIME: What is the earliest time I can get into Pimlico?

Black-Eyed Susan Day the gates open at 9:30 a.m.

Preakness Day the gates open at 8:00 a.m. for the Infield, Top of the Stretch and the Facility; 10:00 a.m.  for the Village, Turfside Terrace and Clubhouse Turn Reserved.

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TRAFFIC INFORMATION: Is there any special traffic information I need to know about?

SPECIAL TRAFFIC PATTERNS*

1. ROGERS AVE. will be closed to all vehicle traffic from Winner Ave. to Northern Pkwy. from 10:00 p.m. Friday,  May 16th until 9:00 p.m. Preakness night, Saturday, May 17th (Pedestrian foot traffic only).

2. WINNER AVE. will be one-way Northbound from Hayward Ave. to Rogers Ave. beginning at 10:00 p.m. Thursday night, May 15th until 9:00 p.m. Preakness night, May 17th.

3. WINNER AVE. will remain two-way from Rogers Ave. to Northern Pkwy. until 5:00 p.m., Preakness night, May 17th.

4. WINNER AVE. will become one-way Northbound from Rogers Ave. to Northern Pkwy. beginning at 5:00 p.m. Preakness Day, May 18th until 9:00 p.m. Preakness night.

5. HAYWARD AVE. will be one-way Eastbound from Park Heights Ave. to Winner Ave. beginning at 7:00 a.m. Preakness morning, May 17th until 3:00 p.m. Preakness Day.

6. HORSEMEN: A temporary one-way entrance for automobile traffic to the Hayward Stable Area entrance will be created through the Press Lot behind Barn E, accessible via Winner Ave. beginning at 7:00 a.m. Black-Eyed Susan morning, Fri., May 16th, until 9:00 p.m. Preakness night Sat., May 17th.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR HORSE VANS SHIPPING INTO THE HAYWARD AVE. STABLE GATE ON PREAKNESS DAY: Horse Vans will not be permitted access to the Hayward Ave. stable area after 8:00 a.m., on Preakness Day. If a horse van enters the Hayward gate after 8:00 a.m, they will be required to stay in the stable area until after the last race.

* Traffic Patterns may be subject to change.

When traveling to Pimlico on Preakness Day, please remember to allow yourself sufficient time for convenient access and plan to come early!

 

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WINNING TICKET: Where do I cash in my winning ticket?

How to cash your Maryland winning ticket or credit voucher:

The Maryland Racing Commission requires that all winning tickets and credit vouchers must be cashed within one year of their issue.  These can be redeemed in person at any Maryland Intertrack or OTB site, or by the mail.  Tickets should be sent registered or certified mail to: Laurel Park, Post Office Box 130, Laurel, Maryland, 20725.  ATTN: Mutuel Department.

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