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Security Policies for Clubhouse, Grandstand, Concourse, & Turfside

For the safety and comfort of our patrons, we must PROHIBIT the following items in the facility on Black-Eyed Susan & Preakness Days.*

  • No Coolers (Unless Cooler is CLEAR See-Through Plastic Container 18” x 18”)
  • No Alcoholic Beverages or Drugs
  • No Outside Beverages 
  • No Glass of Any Kind
  • No Thermoses
  • No Chairs (folding or non-folding)
  • No Tables (folding or non-folding)
  • No Backpacks or Dufflebags
  • No Laser Lights or Pointers
  • No Glow Sticks
  • No Tripods
  • No Tents
  • No Balloons or Balls
  • No Fireworks
  • No Mace or Pepper Spray
  • No Grills, Hibachis, or barbecues
  • No Umbrellas
  • No Weapons
  • No Wagons, Handcarts or Wheeled Carts
  • No Non-Folding or Folding Metal Furniture
  • No Ladders, Scaffolding or other Raised Devices
  • No selfie-sticks
  • Smoking is not permitted in any section, please use designated smoking areas


The following items are PERMITTED in the Clubhouse, Grandstand, and Concourse:

  • Food and picnic lunches (food must be brought in clear, plastic bags or clear, transparent plastic containers, not larger than 18"x18")
  • Beach blankets and suntan lotion
  • Cell phones, cameras (up to 35mm), camcorders and binoculars


The following items are PROHIBITED from the Turfside Terrace and Clubhouse Turn:

  • Outside food and drink
  • Coolers, backpacks, or thermoses

Download the 2018 Visitor Guide.

*Pimlico reserves the right to confiscate any such item.

All persons entering Pimlico and their camera bags, purses and containers are subject to direct physical search or indirect search by wanding or magnetometers.

Thank you.