The 135th running of the Preakness is Saturday May 15, 2010.
This is one of the biggest horse races, part of the “triple crown” with the Kentucky Derby and Belmont Stakes in New York.
The Preakness is run at Pimlico Race Track in Baltimore City.
This race is a big one for the track and for the city, as it brings in visitors from across the US to visit the City of Baltimore and see horse racing at its’ finest, while hopefully also staying to enjoy the food and entertainment our city has to offer.
For the local Baltimore crowd, the Infield is the place to be with the big party-like atmosphere, a concert on the mainstage this year by Zac Brown Band and O.A.R. as well as performances by Mr. Greengenes and Collective Soul on an additional stage.
Leading up to Preakness Saturday includes Black Eyed Susan Day on Friday where the whole course will be covered in pink in recognition of Susan G Komen for the Cure. The Black Eyed Susan race happens Friday as well. This is one of the oldest stake races, and its name comes from the Maryland State Flower.
Friday night at 8:30 pm in the Inner Harbor is the 37th Annual Preakness Parade of Lights. Baltimore Raven Willis McGahee is the Grand Marshall. The parade runs from Market Place to Pratt Street over to First Mariner Arena.
So many fun Preakness events happening in Baltimore this weekend!