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May 16th to 18th

Saturday May 18th

Throughout history, the Preakness Stakes has remained a true test of a horse's raw ability and composure. Join the roar of the crowd and witness the Middle Jewel of Thoroughbred Racing. All eyes will be on the Preakness Stakes as we discover if Triple Crown potential lives on. If it doesn’t happen here, it doesn’t happen at all.

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Friday May 17th

The Black-Eyed Susan was first run in 1919 as the Pimlico Oaks. The name was changed in 1952 to honor 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.

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Pour yourself a Black-Eyed Susan Cocktail

The Black-Eyed Susan is the official cocktail of the Preakness Stakes, named after the Maryland state flower.  It has been the Preakness Stakes' official cocktail since the 1950s, according to the late Joe Kelly, longtime Pimlico historian. The drink’s creators have reinvented it several times over the years, but today’s recipe may stand the test of time.

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  • 1 part of Maker’s Mark® bourbon
  • 1 part of DeKuyper® Peachtree
  • 1 part of Effen® vodka
  • 2 parts of orange juice
  • 2 parts sour mix

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a Preakness glass over fresh crushed ice. Garnish with an orange & cherry flag.

sunrise + alibi + military
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Tuesday to Friday of Preakness week, 6am to 9am

Soak up the full Pimlico experience through a stunning Sunrise Tour at Old Hilltop. Our tour guides bring with them a wealth of experience and add a personal touch that is priceless!

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Alibi Breakfast

Thursday May 16th

The Alibi Breakfast is a unique event where trainers, jockeys and owners of Preakness horses share personal insights with racing fans and media about what it takes to become Thoroughbred racing's next greatest legend.

More information coming soon.

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Saturday May 18th

Join us on Armed Forces Day and watch the Maryland National Guard escort the Woodlawn Vase, see the US Naval Academy perform Maryland, My Maryland.