Preakness stakes all information

Preakness stakes all information

Preakness stakes all information

Preakness stakes

It is an American thoroughbred horse race held on the third Saturday of May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore Maryland. It was established in 27th May 1873.It was named after the former Maryland Governor when the Colt won the first Dinner Party Stakes at Pimlico. The race has been termed ‘The Run for the Black Eyed Susan’s’ because of blanket of Maryland State Flower is placed across the withers of the winning colt or filly. It was introduced  two years before Kentucky Derby for Grade 1 race over a distance of 9.5 furlongs or 1 3/16 miles on dirt for 3 year old. Fillies carrying 121 pounds and colts carrying 126 pounds.Preakness stakes all information

The Preakness Stakes in 2020 was held in October due to health concerns related to Covid 19 pandemic. There was no paying attendance for spectators. In 2021 it was held in Saturday May 15 at 6.50 p.m. ET on NBC. The event will also be live streamed on and on Sports app. Fans are back but Preakness attendance was capped at 10,000 due to the pandemic which is still a far cry from 51,838 who enjoyed in person Kentucky Derby in 2021. Only 10 horses were competing and their odds in their finishing order of race 2021: Rombauer 12-1, Midnight Bourbon 5-1, Medina Spirit 9-5, Keepmeinmind 15-1, Crowded Trade 10-1, Unbridled Honor 15-1, Concert Tour 5-2, Ram 30-1, Risk Taking 15-1 and France Go De Ina 20-1.

Rombauer a Bay color, having closer running style, horse with 12-1 odds surprised by winning the race by two lengths over the second place finisher Midnight Bourbon, covered a 1900 meters in 1minute 53.62 seconds .Trainer Mike McCarthy and its owners John and Diane Fradkin paid $26.50 bet to win and $10 to place and $5.20 to show. Preakness Stake’s entrance for horse is $15,000 and additional $15,000 to entry to start at the gate. Midnight Bourbon placed $4.60 to place and $3 to show, Medina Spirit placed $2.80 to show. The first place won 60% of the total purse of $3,000,000 at Churchill Down which dropped to $1million, Rombauer winning $600,000, Midnight Bourbon won $200,000 and Medina Spirit won $110,000.

The horse that wins Kentucky Derby is always a focal point during the two week turnaround for the second leg of the Triple Crown is favored to win the Preakness Stake. Medina Spirit and Trainer Bob Baffert have been in the controversy in the 2021 Preakness Stake after failing a drug test put to win at Churchill Down. Agreement between Baffert and Maryland Jockey Club allowed Medina Spirit to participate on the race with a pre-race testing. Trainer Bon denied any wrongdoing though the horse tested positive for Betamethasone, a corticosteroid in his blood after the race. He acknowledged on 11 May that Medina was treated for a skin condition with an ointment containing betamethasone up to the day before Kentucky Derby. Medina Spirit, Midnight Bourbon and Keep in Mind who finished 7th in Churchill Down were the only ones from Kentucky Derby who competed in the Preakness Stakes

Each of the Triple Crown races has its own official drinks. Black-eyed Susan named after Maryland state flower and was first created in1973 that is draped around the winner’s neck. It’s a refreshing cocktail that anyone can make at home and perfect a sizzling summer. The drink is golden-colored to match with orange, lime and pineapple juice as primary mixers and spiked with vodka and elderflower. It’s an easy cocktail to make taking five minutes for preparation. It’s recommended to be served in commemorative glasses or highball glasses while enjoying the race and entertainment. Preakness Stake food traditions include; Hot Crap Dip, Maryland Crab Cakes, Crab Soup, Oysters, Steamed Spiced Shrimp, Maryland Beaten Biscuits, Smith Island Cake, Lady Baltimore and Berger Cookies.

Preakness is an extravagant affair it’s important for ladies and gentlemen to dress up for the event but most crucial is to consider the weather. Sometimes it can be very hot and other times raining, best option is to wear clothes that conform to your body and contours your curves the weather can be windy to avoid embarrassment of flowy dresses being blown. For gentlemen they can consider traditional and well-fitting nice suit along with a tie and tasty accessories  for unpredictable weather you can choose to take your jacket off .Derby clothes can be worn but keep the shoes and hat simple. Preakness colors are black and yellow many people choose to wear costume since Preakness is more of a party event

The official state song of Maryland ‘Maryland My Maryland’ is sang when the Preakness have been called to post. The song is led by the Baltimore Colts Marching Band .The song was in 2020 edition discontinued because it celebrates the Confederacy which is considered by some to be racist. Painting of the color song is sang in which a painter after a winner has been officially announced climbs a ladder to the top of the replica Old Clubhouse and applies the colors of the winning team silk to the Cupola’s jockey and horse weather vane and the draping of the winning horse with a blanket of black-eyed –Susan’s because the blank eyed Susan’s which is Maryland state flower usually do not bloom until June or July, yellow daisies are used instead with their centers band painted with black Lacquer to mimic the flower.

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