Preakness Stakes 2024: The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown

Preakness Stakes 2024: The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown

  • Caryn Black
  • 05/17/24


Preakness Stakes 2024

The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown


The Preakness Stakes, an iconic American thoroughbred horse race, will be held on Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday in May, at the historic Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Since its inception in 1873, this prestigious event has captivated horse racing enthusiasts and continues to be a highlight of the American sports calendar.


A Brief History

Named after the colt Preakness, victor of the first Dinner Party Stakes at Pimlico, the Preakness Stakes has been a cornerstone of American horse racing. The race spans a distance of 1 + 1⁄4 miles (10 furlongs) on dirt. Colts and geldings carry a weight of 126 pounds (57 kg), while fillies carry 121 pounds (55 kg). This challenging race tests the speed, endurance, and heart of the nation’s top three-year-old Thoroughbreds.


Triple Crown Pursuit

The Preakness Stakes is the second jewel of the elusive Triple Crown, positioned between the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont Stakes. Achieving victory in all three races within the same season is one of horse racing's rarest and most celebrated feats. To date, only 13 horses have captured this prestigious Triple Crown, underscoring the challenge and prestige associated with these historic races. The 149th running of the $2 million, Grade 1 Preakness Stakes Saturday at Pimlico Race Course brings together nine 3-year-old colts, with two of them exiting wins in top company. The field for the 1 3/16-mile Preakness is led by Mystik Dan, who won a thrilling edition of the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve by a nose two weeks ago after a rail-skimming ride and returns to try to take the second leg of the Triple Crown.


Preakness Weekend Highlights

Preakness Stakes (May 18, 2024)

The main event draws the finest three-year-old Thoroughbreds, each competing for glory and a place in Triple Crown lore. Spectators can look forward to thrilling performances from top contenders, echoing the feats of past champions like Rombauer, Midnight Bourbon, and Medina Spirit.

Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (May 17, 2024)

The excitement of Preakness weekend begins with the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, a Grade II race exclusively for fillies. This event adds depth and excitement to the weekend, showcasing the talent and potential of the next generation of leading female Thoroughbreds.

Join Us at Pimlico Race Course

Experience the thunderous roar of hooves and the electric atmosphere of Pimlico Race Course this Saturday. Whether you are a seasoned racing aficionado or a newcomer to the sport, the Preakness Stakes offers an unparalleled experience of competition, tradition, and excitement. Witness history in the making and celebrate the enduring spirit of horse racing at one of its most storied venues.



Here’s a list of some of the possible horses scheduled to run in the 2024 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course:

  1. Mystik Dan: The Kentucky Derby winner, trained by Kenny McPeek, is aiming for the second leg of the Triple Crown.
  2. Muth: The Arkansas Derby winner, trained by Bob Baffert, is another strong contender.
  3. Tuscan Gold: Trained by Chad Brown, this horse has shown promise in previous races12.

The Preakness Stakes promises an exciting showdown, and we’ll be watching closely to see which horse roars to victory! 🏇🌟


Feel the thunder of hooves, witness history, and celebrate the spirit of competition. Whether you’re a seasoned racing fan or a curious newcomer, the Preakness Stakes promises an unforgettable experience. 🎉🌟


Preakness Stakes 2024: The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown
Preakness Stakes 2024: The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown
Preakness Stakes 2024: The Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown

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