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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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  • After watching the Preakness every year, we decided to visit Pimlico Race Course while we were in Baltimore. How disappointing. We entered through the club house entrance and walked upstairs to the si...  more »
  • There are good points. There are bad points. 1. If you go to the Preakness Stakes every year (and I do), you can buy the same tickets every year. We have become a part a whole fun crew of people who c...  more »
  • Went to Pimlico and was amazed at how run down, dirty and disgusting the track has become. Not only has it deteriorated but the people working there are rude and unfriendly. It is amazing how the stat...  more »
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  • The Preakness and several outdoor concerts are the reason for its skyscraper-high ratings. It's also surrounded by a diverse variety of people, West Indian, Hebrew, and some Latino residents. Work is in progress to remodel the square-mile race course ITSELF, so that the 2nd jewel of the Triple Crown does remain in Baltimore, not outside the metro Washington DC area, or the states of Delaware and West Virginia! If the area surrounding Pimlico goes under the urban scalpel in a move complementing its proposed $425M overhaul, then the vise grips would make it a city landmark for a half-century longer.
  • What an amazing experience. Hope you dont mind getting a little muddy. I had such a great time. Music, and friendly people all over. Wow.
  • Went there for Moonrise festival 2017 and 2018. Pretty great! Tight security, pleasant staff, awesome lineup.
  • The 2nd race in the Triple Crown 👑🐴Stakes. Baltimore has always been a host to horse 🐎 racing. I love ❤️ the racecourse, I hope they can update the facility without our city losing the most important event of our year The Preakness.
  • They have great morning tours during Preakness month.
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