October 26th, 2017


Baltimore, Maryland – October 26th, 2017 – The Stronach Group announced today that tickets to the 2018 Preakness Stakes, Black Eyed Susan Day and Budweiser Infieldfest are on sale.

The 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1), the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, and the crowd favorite Budweiser InfieldFest will take place on Saturday, May 19th, 2018, at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The 94th Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2), will take place on Friday, May 18th, 2018, kicking off an incredible weekend of entertainment and world-class Thoroughbred horse racing.

Tickets to the 143rd Preakness Stakes and the 94th Black Eyed Susan Stakes are available for purchase online.

Budweiser InfieldFest and MUG Club tickets can be purchased online, as well. 

“The Preakness is one of the largest single-day sporting events in the world as well as an American institution,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President of The Stronach Group. “It is a must attend event in the region and we look forward to treating our guests to an unforgettable weekend.”

First contested in 1873, the Preakness, known as “The People’s Race and The People’s Party”, is one of Thoroughbred racing’s most valued Grade 1 stakes races. A record crowd of 140,327 witnessed jockey Javier Castellano and Cloud Computing take the 2017 Preakness Stakes. Fans in attendance included Kevin Spacey, Josephine Skriver, Carson Kressley, Kelsey Robinson and Bill Belichick, along with many current and former NFL players from the Baltimore Ravens and Washington Redskins.

The Budweiser InfieldFest at the Preakness Stakes is a multi-entertainment festival featuring national headlining artists. The popular MUG Club and unique activations offer fans an unparalleled entertainment experience. The Budweiser InfieldFest has showcased some of music’s biggest stars, including Sam Hunt and Zedd (2017), The Chainsmokers and Fetty Wap (2016), Armin van Buuren and Childish Gambino (2015), Lorde and NAS (2014), Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pitbull and Florida Georgia Line (2013), Maroon 5 and Wiz Khalifa (2012), Bruno Mars (2011), Zac Brown, O.A.R. and Train (2010), and Buckcherry and ZZ Top (2009).

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About The Stronach Group

The Stronach Group (TSG) is an industry leader in world-class horse racing, entertainment and pari-mutuel wagering technology. Within our portfolio of racing and gaming businesses, the Company holds some of the greatest brands in the industry including; Santa Anita Park, “The Great Race Place”; Pimlico Race Course, home of the legendary Preakness Stakes; Gulfstream Park, one of Florida’s newest entertainment destination centers, and home to the $16 million USD Pegasus World Cup Invitational, the world’s richest Thoroughbred horse race; Laurel Park; Golden Gate Fields; Portland Meadows; and Rosecroft Raceway. TSG is an industry leader in pari-mutuel technology through its subsidiaries AmTote and Xpressbet and is a major distributor of horse racing content to a global audience through Monarch Content Management. The award winning Adena Springs is the breeding and training facility of The Stronach Group with stables in Kentucky, Florida and Ontario. For more on The Stronach Group, visit

Press Contact:

Dave Joseph, VP Communications, Maryland Jockey Club, (954) 457-6451