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Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore

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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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  • I Would park on a designate parking lot close to the race track-Once your in-you're fine Neighborhood has changed- Home of the Preakness-it's great for adults  more »
  • The venue has seen some years. I know that there is some controversy about the future of the Preakness Stakes at this venue, but it was a great crowd and a great day at the track for this big event. I...  more »
  • I visited Pimlico Race Course and was very surprised at the run-down condition of the facility. The indoor betting counters and simulcast monitors areas were smothered in stale smoke from cigarettes a...  more »
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  • Pimlico Race Course located in Maryland is home of the Preakness. It is an older race course that could use updating. However, it's still a neat place to watch racing.
  • Nice place to go to meet n greet nice people love horses this is yr place to go especially to get u prepared for PREAKNESS.
  • Its ok. The surroundings aren't that great. But, the track itself is ok.
  • Go here if you like to see 🏇 horse racing
  • Definitely not what it used to be, but still a cool Baltimore gem. 😃
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