Pimlico Raceway

Pimlico Raceway

Pimlico Race Course History

As the venue that hosts the Preakness, this is just one of those venues that you definitely don't want to miss out on, as it's always in the middle of one intense race or another. More than any other sport arguably, horse racing is one of those sporting events you need to see first-hand if you want to truly appreciate the excitement. Over the years, the Preakness has had some of the very best horse races, with too many great moments to name thanks to a series of nail-biting finishes. When the fastest horses you'll find anywhere are whipping around the corner going for the home stretch, you'll understand that this is a sport you can't appreciate anywhere else.

As the second oldest racetrack in the nation behind Saratoga, Pimlico Race Course has hosted many racing icons for over a century, including Sir Barton, Seabiscuit, Man o' War, War Admiral, Citation, Secretariat and Cigar. Pimlico Race Course opened its doors on Oct. 25, 1870, making this one of the oldest and most respected race courses in the world. Engineered by General John Ellicott, Pimlico has seen plenty of great events over the years, making it a staple of the local sports scene around Baltimore, Maryland. Once you're there watching the big event alongside thousands of your fellow fans, you'll see loud and clear what all the buzz is about.


Pimlico Race Course Events

Just take a look at the long list of upcoming events at Pimlico Race Course and you're sure to find a show that piques your interest. In addition to having great events like the Preakness Stakes, Pimlico also has hosted a steady stream of amazing concerts well, including legends like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, Nine Inch Nails, Kanye West and many more, making it always a good idea to keep an eye on the calendar to make sure you don't miss an unbelievable show.


Pimlico Race Course Trivia

Do you know that the Preakness was first held all the way back in the 1870s?

In 1873, the first Preakness started off a tradition is now well over a century old, bringing some of the fastest horses around to the race course at Pimlico. What started as mainly a local event soon blossomed into a staple of the horse racing community, cementing Pimlico Race Course as one of the best places in the country to see horse racing at the highest possible level.


The Experience

When the horses are off and the energy of the crowd starts to intensify, there is only one place to be, and it's obviously not sitting at home. No matter how much the technology improves, the only place to be is the stands, where you'll actually be a part of the action in a top-tier sporting event that you'll be talking about well after it's over. And that definitely holds true for big-time horse racing events at Pimlico, as there is something about the buzz of the crowd during the crucial moments of a highly anticipated race that you're just not going to find anywhere else.

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15 May 2015
May 15, 2015 9:30 AM
Pimlico Raceway
Baltimore, MD
9:30 a.m. EDT
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16 May 2015
May 16, 2015 8:00 AM
Pimlico Raceway
Baltimore, MD
8:00 a.m. EDT
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