Preakness 145 Updated Ticket Policy

We would like to sincerely thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time.  With Preakness 145 being rescheduled and so much short-term uncertainty at sports and entertainment venues, we have amended our ticket policy for Preakness 145.

We understand that there will a portion of our fans that have already purchased tickets that will either not be able to attend the event on October 3rd, 2020, or individuals just will not feel comfortable attending an event the size of Preakness during the current environment. With this in mind, we are giving our customers 3 options on all tickets and parking passes purchased before May 1st, 2020:

  • Transfer tickets to the new date, October 3rd, 2020
    • All tickets and parking passes previously purchased will be automatically made valid for the rescheduled event, no action is required by the ticket holder if attending the rescheduled event.   
  • Transfer tickets to the 2021 event scheduled for May 15th, 2021
    • There will be no extra charge associated with this option, if 2021 ticket prices increase, individuals selecting this option will not see an upcharge.
    • Transfer request form will be published on June 22nd, 2020 on Preakness.com.
  • Full refund for all tickets previously purchased before May 1st, 2020 to Preakness 145
    • Any ticket that is refunded will be made available as saleable inventory to Preakness 145. Please see ticket renewals for Preakness 2021 for questions.
    • Refund request form will be published on June 22nd, 2020 on Preakness.com.
    • Refunds will be processed beginning July 27th, 2020.
    • All taxes and fees will be fully refunded.
    • The deadline to request a full refund for Preakness 2020 tickets is Friday, July 24th, 2020 at 10 pm ET.

We are working with local and state governments, along with health experts to help direct us regarding the best health and safety policies we can put in place for at our venues. There is a strong possibility there will be guidelines that we must strictly adhere to that could dramatically alter the conventional layout of Pimlico in the fall. Because this situation has so many variables and is so fluid, we will be using from now until June 22nd as an observation period.

On June 22nd we will be publishing our “Transfer or Refund” ticket form on Prekaness.com. Individuals will have until July 24th, 2020 to fill out the form with their ticket request, if an individual has not submitted a request by the deadline, their ticket will be made valid for the rescheduled event on October 3rd, 2020. On July 27th, 2020 will begin the refund process.  We will be in contact with all ticket holders via email when the “Transfer or Refund” form is published. 

Please contact the Preakness ticket office at 877-206-8042 or tickets@preakness.com with questions. 

Ticket Renewals for Preakness 2021

For many people, the Preakness is an annual event and we have always offered the individuals who purchased tickets the previous year an opportunity to renew their same seats and even prioritize them for upgrades for the next rendition of the event.

Renewals for Preakness 2021 will be slightly different due to this year’s circumstances. If you or your group can’t make this year’s event or don’t feel comfortable attending an event with large crowds, we certainly don’t want to penalize you for years to come, especially since many of you have supported Maryland Racing for many years. In years past we have tried to have a 90-day renewal period, we anticipate that will not change for 2021, however, the renewal period will be divided into 2 phases:

  • Phase 1:
    • Individuals who purchased before May 1st, 2020, AND had a valid ticket for the rescheduled event in October.
    • Individuals that elected to transfer their tickets to 2021 will have their tickets marked as paid in full during this phase at no additional charge.
    • Individuals that purchased before May 1st, 2020 but elected to have a refund. If all, or a portion of your order was refunded in 2020, you will still receive the first right of refusal on the tickets you had purchased before May 1st, 2020 event being rescheduled. Tickets not renewed by the phase 1 deadline will be released from the account and allocated to the individual that purchased the seat after May 1st, 2020.
    • Tentative dates for phase 1 are October 16th, 2020 through January 8th, 2021
  • Phase 2:
    • Individuals who purchased before May 1st, 2020, AND had a valid ticket for the rescheduled event in October.
    • Individuals that purchased tickets after May 1st, 2020 will get a chance to renew their tickets ONLY IF, all, or a portion of, the tickets were NOT renewed during Phase 1. If all, or a portion of, the tickets were renewed during Phase 1, we will automatically find seats in the same section, as close as possible, to the seats the individual had in 2020.
    • Tentative dates for phase 2 are January 10th, 2021 through February 5th, 2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have purchased tickets and want to attend the rescheduled event; do I need to do anything?

A: No! All tickets and parking will be automatically transferred to the new date, only if you want to request a refund or transfer tickets to 2021 will you need to fill out the form.

Q: I have purchased multiple tickets; can I request a partial refund?

A: Yes, our updated ticket policy is applied on a per ticket basis, not per order. This means you keep a portion of your order for the rescheduled date and request either a transfer or refund for the other tickets.

Q: I can’t make the rescheduled event date, but I don’t want to lose the tickets for 2021!

A: We realize a portion of our loyal patrons won’t be able to attend the new date and we do not want to penalize those individuals for their decision not to attend. All individuals that purchased tickets before May 1st, 2020 will be given the first right of refusal for those tickets in 2021 under phase 1 of the Preakness 146 renewal period. Please see “Ticket Renewals for Preakness 2021” for full details.

Q: I purchased tickets for the Black-Eyed Susan Event but did not see an announcement regarding that day, what is happening with those tickets?

A: We are still exploring options for Black-Eyed Susan Day and the rest of the Pimlico meet, we hope to have answers by the end of the observation period, June 22nd, 2020.

Q: Tickets for Preakness 145 are currently off sale, when will they be made available for purchase again?

A: Nobody knows what a large-scale event like Preakness will look like in the fall. We are hoping by mid-July to have a better understanding of the layout and what restrictions we might need to put in place to ensure the health and safety of fans and employees. When we have a better understanding and can confidently project what the layout will be for Preakness 145, we will then be re-opening ticket sales for Preakness 145.

Q: I have already purchased tickets and intend on attending in October, can I request an upgrade of my seats in the event seats open in a more desirable position, much like I do during the annual renewal process?

A: Once tickets go back on sale, individuals will be able to use our interactive ticketing map on Preakness.com to see available seats. If seats have opened, individuals can call the ticket office and request to be upgraded, however, you would not get the first right of refusal on that ticket in 2021. Please see “Ticket Renewals for Preakness 2021” for full details.