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Pimlico, London

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Pimlico Race Course is a racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes. Its name is derived from the 1660s when English settlers called the area where the facility currently stands in honor of Olde Ben Pimlico's Tavern in London. The racetrack is nicknamed "Old Hilltop" after a small rise in the infield that became a favorite gathering place for thoroughbred trainers and race enthusiasts.



Pimlico officially opened in the fall of 1870, with the colt Preakness winning the first running of the Dinner Party Stakes. Three years later the horse would have the 1873 Preakness Stakes named in his honor. The track is also noted as the home for the match race in which Seabiscuit beat War Admiral in the second Pimlico Special, on November 1, 1938, before a crowd of 43,000.
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  • Location and tranquility of the neighborhood very good but one of the bathrooms are tiny and the sofa bed in the living room really uncomfortable for one and impossible for two.
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  • I love this neighborhood. Every time I go to London I am looking for a hotel in this area: it is extremely quiet, buildings (especially in the area of Belgrave road) are great as well. The area is very well served by public and there are dozens of shops and supermarkets (even wide open 12:00 am). Pimlico I remained in the heart, is one of the places you ever prefer it to the world.
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  • Nice neighborhood. Seems as if there are many travelers.... lots of luggage being towed up and down the avenues. Just about anything you need is 5-10 minutes wlak away. If you want to broaden your hor...  more »
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