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Ticket Policy

In full consideration for the health and safety of guests, horsemen, those on the backstretch and employees, 1/ST EXPERIENCE will deliver an entirely re-imagined entertainment and curated hospitality experience inclusive of COVID-19 protocols. From indoor dining in the Grandstand to premium outdoor viewing from the 1/ST Turn Suites and the iconic Turfside Terrace, guests will enjoy everything the Preakness has to offer in safety. Corporate Village Suites will feature luxury open air cabanas, lounge seating and the best race day views from their new spot on the home stretch and reserved seating will strictly follow all social distancing guidelines

All tickets are final sale and cannot be exchanged or refunded. In the case of an event cancellation without a rescheduled date, a full refund will be automatically issued to each patron on the credit card used to purchase. The Venue (Maryland Jockey Club of Baltimore City, Inc.) reserves the right to cancel/close a portion/area of the Event.  If a portion/area of the Event is cancelled/closed but other portions/areas of the Event are still held/open, patrons will not be entitled to any refund.  By purchasing a ticket to this event, you agree to this purchase policy. Before purchasing your tickets, we urge you to confirm the title, time and location of the event.

Exposure to COVID-19 is an inherent risk in any public location where people are present; we cannot guarantee you will not be exposed during your visit. Please wear your protective face mask and adhere to all social distancing guidelines. For more information, please visit In order to attend this event, you agree to the waiver below:

Attendee Waiver

Preakness Stakes 146 (the “Event”)

I, the undersigned wish to attend in the Event and acknowledge and accept that the Event will expose me to other individuals, amplified music, and under current circumstances, the possibility of contracting COVID-19. I represent and warrant the following:

  • I have not tested positive for COVID-19
  • In the last fourteen (14) days, I have not come into close contact (i.e. within six (6) feet) of anyone who I know has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • I have no reason to believe that anyone I have come into close contact with may have COVID-19 nor have I been exposed to COVID-19 in the last fourteen (14) days.
  • I have not, nor has anyone in my household, experienced any of the following symptoms in the past fourteen (14) days: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea or new loss of taste or smell.
  • I took my temperature before filling out this waiver and my temperature was not 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
  • I will immediately report any subsequent suspected COVID-19 infection or exposure I experience after this waiver and before the Event time and I will not attend Event.

At the Event, I will maintain a minimum of six (6) feet of social distance from other Event attendees and staff and wear a mask at all times.

I understand the foregoing and agree to comply with each and every guideline pertaining to the Event and to follow further directions given to me.

In further consideration of being permitted to attend the Event, I hereby release and forever discharge the Venue (Maryland Jockey Club of Baltimore City, Inc.) and its parent companies, designees, officers, directors, employees and affiliates (the “Released Parties”) from any and all actions, costs, claims and demands for loss or damage howsoever arising, which has or may be suffered by myself arising out of or in any way related to my attendance and participation in this Event, and relationship with the Venue. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless each of the Released Parties from and against all costs, claims, damages or expenses arising out of or in any way connected with my attendance at the Event, including any act or omission on my part resulting in illness of any kind (including COVID-19), injury, loss or damage to any other person or property that may be on the site of the Event or in close proximity to it.


The holder of this ticket (“Holder”) is granted a revocable personal license by the Maryland Jockey Club of Baltimore City, Inc (MJCBC).  By use of this ticket Holder agrees that MJCBC and its affiliates, licensees, agents and assigns shall have the unrestricted right and license to use Holder’s name, image and voice in any telecast, broadcast, motion picture, photography, video and sound recording in connection with horse races and related events at MJCBC’s facilities, for news reporting and/or marketing purposes. The personal license granted by this ticket may be terminated and the Holder expelled, without any liability to MJCBC or its employees, contractors and representatives, if MJCBC in its sole discretion deems Holder’s conduct or presence objectionable, or if Holder is under 21 and possesses alcohol.  Access may be restricted.


Holder assumes all risk and danger incidental to horse racing and related activities occurring before, during or after any race and agrees by use of this ticket that MJCBC and its affiliates are not liable for damages for personal injuries or death resulting from such causes.  MJCBC is not responsible for damage to, or loss of, any vehicle or its contents in MJCBC’s parking lots.  MJCBC reserves the right to inspect (by physical search, wanding or magnetometers) any person, bags, clothing or other articles prior to Holder’s entry into its facility and to confiscate or require removal of any items which MJCBC deems inappropriate or potentially injurious to its facility or other patrons or personnel.


Reserved Seats

  • A maximum of 4 seats will be grouped together regardless of party size. In the Apron Box, Clubhouse Box and Lower Box groups of 4 will be assigned as groups of 2 in back to back rows. For example, Row B Seats 1 and 2 & Row C seats 1 and 2
  • Each group of 4 seats will have a minimum of 6 feet between them in all directions
  • Multiple groups will NOT be placed together in the same grouping of seats. For example, a group of 2 will not be placed with another group of 2 in the same seating pod

Dining and Hospitality Sections

  • Tables will be sold/assigned as tables of 4 or 6 regardless of party size
  • Every table will have a minimum of 6 feet between other tables in all directions
  • Multiple groups will NOT be placed at the same table

General Admission

  • We will NOT be selling general admission, standing room, or building access-only tickets to this year’s event. Every ticket holder must have an assigned seat

Building and Movement Restrictions:

  • Access to the paddock will be restricted to jockeys, horsemen, and credential staff only. Paddock access for general ticket holders will be prohibited and strongly enforced
  • Individuals that have tickets on the Grandstand side of the building will NOT be permitted to go to the Infield via the tunnel or cross any tram unless they have proper credentials
  • Individuals that have tickets on the Infield portion of the racetrack (Turfside Terrace, Suites) will NOT be permitted to access the Grandstand side of the building via the tunnel or cross any tram unless they have proper credentials

For a full breakdown of our COVID-19 health and safety protocols please visit:


Traditionally, the Maryland Jockey Club extends the opportunity to all ticket purchasers that purchased tickets from our official sources the opportunity to renew the same seats they had purchased for the previous event for the next rendition of the event.  The Maryland Jockey Club will NOT be offering that option to 2021 ticket holders for the 2022 event.  The next Preakness event we host without seating and capacity restrictions, we are anticipating reverting to our pre-pandemic seating manifest.  Once we can host the Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan events at full capacity, we will revert our ticket renewal and right of first Refusal process to the last event we hosted without capacity restrictions.  If you opted for the refund option for 2020 event(s), you will get the first right of refusal on tickets that your purchased to the 2019 event. 

The following examples assume the 2022 event will be hosted at full capacity with an unchanged seating manifest:

Example A:

If you purchased 8 tickets in 2020 and opted for a refund and did not attend the 2021 event, you will get the first right of refusal on the 8 tickets you originally purchased in 2020 for 2022 at the 2022 ticket prices.

Example B:

If you purchased 8 tickets in 2020 and deferred them to the 2021 event, you will get the first right of refusal on the 8 tickets you originally purchased in 2020 for 2022 at the 2022 ticket prices.

Please note, this Right of First Refusal policy is valid ONLY if the seating manifest remains unchanged from our previous Preakness or Black-Eyed Susan event hosted without seating restrictions.

The Maryland Jockey Club Reserved the right to change this policy at any time.


Alcohol or Drugs of any kind-Weapons of any kind-Backpacks-Thermoses or Coolers-Glass containers of any type-Bulk or oversized carrying devices-No Smoking except in designated areas.

Management reserves the right to change these policies without notice and to determine appropriate attire or items permitted on the premises.