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Black-Eyed Susan Day

Friday May 18th

GATES OPEN AT 9AM

Dedicate your Friday to the historic culture of Black-Eyed Susan Day. Each ticket offers open seating in the concourse sections, allowing you to flaunt your style and creativity as one of Pimlico’s oldest stakes races unfolds in front your eyes. From the vibrant Girls Galleria to seminars featuring renowned female racing analysts, Black-Eyed Susan is truly the ultimate girls day out.

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Flute Club

Upgrade your Black-Eyed Susan experience. Each Flute Club ticket provides access to bottomless mimosas and exclusive champagne bars.

Girls Day Out

The Ultimate Girls Day Out

The Black-Eyed Susan was first run in 1919 as the Pimlico Oaks. The name was changed in 1952 to honour the beauty of the Maryland state flower and, over time, it became a day for women to relax and celebrate the magic of the fillies. Aside from the races, the day is filled with culture and activities that excite and engage crowds in new ways each year.

Join us in the Girls Galleria

On the Grandstand Apron from noon till six, stroll through a collection of shops, boutiques, and businesses owned exclusively by women.

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Chic dresses and heels
girls galleria
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Maryland Jockey Club proudly supports the tireless efforts and mission of our Black-Eyed Susan Day partners in philanthropy,  Komen Maryland and the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA).  Through a series of charitable endeavors anchored around the celebration of Black-Eyed Susan Day, together we raise awareness of the fight against breast cancer and the endless new career possibilities for retired racehorses. 2018 marks the 9th year of our Komen partnership, and the 8th for the TAA.

Hooves & Seminar
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Hooves & Heels Fashion Contest

Maybe you have the perfect outfit planned for Black-Eyed Susan Day, but will it be enough to impress the judges? Each year, ten lucky women are selected to showcase their bright and bold style in the Hooves & Heels Fashion Contest. Find your unique fashion and participate in the fun.

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Handicapping Seminar
  • 10:30 am to 11am
  • Appearances from renowned female racing analysts Caton Bredar, Acacia Courtney, Jeannine Edwards and Gabby Gaudet.
  • Get expert opinions and wagering advice
  • First floor Grandstand experience

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