May 23rd, 2022

What: Preakness 147 and InfieldFest
Where: Pimlico Race Course (Baltimore, Maryland)

When: Saturday, May 21, 2022

Early Voting, owned by Baltimore’s Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stables, trained by Chad Brown and ridden by Jose Ortiz, won Saturday’s 147th running of the Preakness Stakes, the middle jewel of the Triple Crown, at the legendary Pimlico Race Course. On Friday, May 20, the 98th George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Stakes was won by Flurry Racing Stables’ Interstatedaydream, trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Florent Geroux.

Early Voting’s Preakness Stakes win punctuated a weekend of celebrations that included world-class Thoroughbred racing, entertainment, culinary experiences and visual arts. Preakness-goers enjoyed InfieldFest performances by GRAMMY Award-winning duo The Chainsmokers, GRAMMY Award-winner Marshmello, and acclaimed DJ and Producer Frank Walker.

“On behalf of 1/ST, I would like to thank everyone who came out to enjoy Preakness 147 celebrations and for bringing an energy and excitement that made this event the hottest ticket in town, literally!,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, 1/ST. “This year’s success would not have been possible without the collaborative spirit of our stakeholders, partners, and the tremendous efforts of Kevin Liles and Mayor Brandon Scott. Collectively we put Baltimore 1/ST and proved, once again, that the Preakness is truly second to none!”

This year’s reimagined festivities designed to reduce the event footprint for a fresh, post pandemic guest experience welcomed 60,000+ who wagered over $130 million on one of the hottest May days on record. Refreshed hospitality included Finish Line Suites with premium views of the homestretch from the second floor of Turfside Terrace, and Home Stretch Suites along the final turn.

Belinda Stronach hosted VIP guests in the 1/ST Chalet, with attendees including Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o, Cal Ripken, Cassie Fine, Bobby Flay, Gayle King, Carson Kressley and Katharine

McPhee, who performed the National Anthem after a roaring Northrop B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber flyover. The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber is a symbol of American Air Power and the legacy of the men and women of America’s premier Bomb Wings – The 509th Bomb Wing and The Missouri Air National Guard 131st Bomb Wing.

Guests were also treated to a gastronomic experience, with culinary offerings by acclaimed celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio, Marcus Samuelsson, and Gail Simmons, as well as the curated Restaurant Row, featuring beloved Baltimore eateries Crust by Mack, Fishnet and Brookside Market, among others.

The inaugural Preakness LIVE Culinary, Art & Music Festival on Friday’s Black-Eyed Susan Day, was created in partnership with Kevin Liles, Chairman and CEO, 300 Entertainment and Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott. Preakness LIVE Culinary, Art & Music Festival was the first event to take place as part of a holistic new campaign, Baltimore 1/ST that heralds Preakness’ lifelong home of Baltimore. Preakness LIVE featured performances by Grammy Award winning artists Ms. Lauryn Hill and Megan Thee Stallion, NAACP Image Award winner D-Nice, and Baltimore-bred talent Brittney Spencer, Darin Atwater & the Soulful Symphony, plus a performance of The Star-Spangled Banner by WanMor, and the Morgan State Marching Band who wowed the crowd with their rendition of Stevie Wonder’s Master Blaster and called Rider’s Up in unison. In addition to the performances, Preakness LIVE included culinary demonstrations by Colicchio, Samuelsson and Simmons, who were joined by local Baltimore chefs Saon Brice, Jasmine Norton and Keyia Yalcin. A celebration of the vibrant Baltimore art scene was on display in Derrick Adam’s The Last Resort Garden pop-up located in the infield.

Guests at Preakness weekend enjoyed custom cocktails by Diageo liquors like the Bulleit Bourbon Black–Eyed Susan cocktail and sips by Pepsico like Rockstar Energy Drink before stopping by Davidoff Cigars’ “Cut & Light” station. Guests also took a ride on the PATRÓN Tequila stationary bike blenders to work off a few extra calories before indulging in the culinary delights offered in Restaurant Row. Topping off the experience was a visit to Coors Light’s classic Silver Bullet airstream and an up-close look at Case IH’s vintage and modern-day tractors used to groom Pimlico’s dirt track.

For this year’s InfieldFest, 1/ST partnered with Vet Tix, an organization dedicated to supporting and honoring troops and veterans by providing positive life experiences. Five hundred tickets to the event were distributed. The Social Group, a longtime preferred vendor of 1/ST, generously donated 100 of those tickets. In addition, 1/ST partnered with Park Heights Renaissance to distribute 500 tickets to the Park Heights community, 250 for Preakness LIVE and 250 for InfieldFest.

For more information visit www.preakness.com or @PreaknessStakes on social.


  • ●  Katharine McPhee sipped champagne while warming up in the owner’s chalet before she sang the National Anthem from the historic cupola.
  • ●  Bobby Flay, avid racing fan and horse owner, darting in and out of the chalet to place his bets.
  • ●  Lupita Nyong’o in picture-perfect race day attire including a pillbox hat and pink shorts.
  • ●  Cassie Fine enjoying the race day with husband Alex Fine who was donning a cowboy hat, and their two young children.
  • ●  Gayle King and Kevin Liles joined Belinda Stronach on the chalet balcony to watch the 147th Preakness Stakes.
  • ●  Kevin Liles predicting the winner and placing his bets on Early Voting.
  • ●  Baltimore Ravens Head Coach John Harbaugh making the Rider’s Up call.


Belinda Stronach, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President of 1/ST
○ Ranked #2 by Fortune Magazine in its annual list of the world’s most powerful women

in business, one of the world’s 100 most influential people by TIME magazine, and one of Canada’s top 100 most powerful women.


  • ●  Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Winning Actress
  • ●  Kevin Liles, Chairman and CEO, 300 Media and Elektra Music Group
  • ●  Katharine McPhee, Singer-songwriter and actress
  • ●  The Chainsmokers, Grammy winning musicians
  • ●  Marshmello, Grammy winning musician
  • ●  Gayle King, TV Personality
  • ●  Carson Kressley, TV Personality
  • ●  Bobby Flay, Chef, Restaurateur and reality television personality
  • ●  Cassie Fine, Singer
  • ●  Alex Fine, Personal trainer
  • ●  Cal Ripken Jr., MLB Hall of Famer
  • ●  John Harbaugh, Head Coach, Baltimore Ravens
  • ●  Devin Duvernay, Baltimore Ravens
  • ●  Gus Edwards, Baltimore Ravens
  • ●  Jameel McClain, Baltimore Ravens
  • ●  Josh Oliver, Baltimore Ravens
  • ●  Josh Bynes, Baltimore Ravens
  • ●  Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens
  • ●  Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore Ravens
  • ●  Nick Moore, Baltimore Ravens
  • ●  Patrick Ricard, Baltimore Ravens
  • ●  Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens
  • ●  Tony Poljan, Baltimore Ravens
  • ●  Carson Wentz, Washington Commanders
  • ●  Jonathan Allen, Washington Commanders
  • ●  Cole Holcomb, Washington Commanders
  • ●  Tress Way, Washington Commanders
  • ●  Daniel Wise, Washington Commanders SATURDAY VIPS & DIGNITARIES:
  • ●  Governor Larry Hogan, Governor of the State of Maryland
  • ●  First Lady Yumi Hogan, First Lady of the State of Maryland
  • ●  Mayor Brandon Scott, Mayor of the City of Baltimore
  • ●  Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford, Lt. Governor of the State of Maryland
  • ●  Monica Rutherford, spouse of Lt. Governor of the State of Maryland
  • ●  Secretary Mike Gill, Secretary of Commerce of the State of Maryland
  • ●  Secretary Tiffany Robinson, Secretary of Department of Labor of the State of Maryland
  • ●  Councilman Nick Mosby, Baltimore City Council President
  • ●  John Olszewski, Baltimore County Executive
  • ●  Steuart Pittman, Anne Arundel County Executive
  • ●  Delegate Adrienne Jones, Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates
  • ●  Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary, Chair of Maryland House Ways & Means
  • ●  Senator Bill Gerfuson, President of the Maryland State Senate
  • ●  Senator Guy Guzzone, Chairman of the Maryland State Senate Budget & Tax
  • ●  Senator Will Smith, Chairman of the Maryland State Senate Judicial Proceedings LINKS TO IMAGERY: SATURDAY 5/21
    • ○  Preakness VIP Chalet / Red Carpet, Imagery Credit: Paul Morigi / Getty Images
    • ○  InfieldFest, Imagery Credit: Arturo Holmes / Getty Images
    • ○  Preakness 147, Imagery Credit: Daniel Swartz
    • ○  Preakness 147, Imagery Credit: Johnny Nunez (includes Lupita Nyong’o photos) FRIDAY 5/20 – LINK TO FRIDAY PRESS RELEASE
    • ○  Black-Eyed Susan Day VIP Chalet / Red Carpet / Preakness LIVE, Imagery Credit: Paul Morigi / Getty Images
    • ○  Preakness LIVE, Imagery Credit: Arturo Holmes / Getty Images
    • ○  Black-Eyed Susan Day, Imagery Credit: Daniel Swartz Please use caption as noted in photo MEDIA CONTACT:

● The Brand Guild, preakness@thebrandguild.com