Preakness Stakes Ticket Information
- Preakness Stakes Tickets
- Thursday – Alibi Breakfast
- Friday – Black-Eyed Susan
- Premium, Concourse, Clubhouse, Grandstand, Deep Eddy Crush Club
- Saturday – Preakness Stakes + Infieldfest
- Premium, Infieldfest, Facility
- 2-Day Tickets Fri + Sat
Pimlico Park Racecourse hosts the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the American Triple Crown for three-year-old Thoroughbreds, and the Baltimore, Maryland track puts on a great show with numerous entertainment options as well as top-class racing.
Known as “The People’s Race…The People’s Party,” the Preakness is a bucket-list item for any sports fan. A record crowd of 131,680 was on hand to watch American Pharoah win the 140th edition of the Preakness Stakes, surpassing the previous record of 123,469 established in 2014. Total handle in 2015 was $85.161 million.
Getting Preakness Tickets can be easy, but getting good seats will be tough. Make sure to book early and get your seats to this exciting part of the Triple Crown season.
InfieldFest, a huge party that takes place inside the racing oval, features musicians and bands throughout the afternoon on two stages and has drawn headline acts such as Lorde, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Pitbull and Wiz Khalifa in recent years. There are contests, giveaways and other activities. And the “Mug Club,” offering all-you-can-drink beer, is always popular.
The betting fare is strong – the 2015 Preakness card featured 14 races – and momentum builds throughout the afternoon for the main event. Barring an unfortunate injury, the Kentucky Derby winner will be on hand attempting to move one step closer to Thoroughbred racing immortality three weeks later in the Belmont Stakes in New York.
The Preakness Stakes serves as the second leg of the Triple Crown, and is annually hosted by Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. Routinely featuring the best three-year-old colts in the country, along with the Kentucky Derby winner, this is a can’t-miss event for sports fans making Preakness Stakes tickets a must-have for horse players and party-goes alike.
The 2016 renewal of the race was record setting with 135,256 in attendance and $94,127,434 in total handle over the entire program. This eclipsed the previous record set in 2005 of over $91 million. Considering that the listed capacity of Pimlico is 130,000, it’s obvious that Preakness Stakes tickets are in high demand.
Blocks of Preakness Stakes tickets are released at various parts of the year. They are cheapest upon initial release in October, and are available up until the day of the race in mid-May. For 2016, the general cost of entry ranged from $40 to $105. There are also travel packages and enhanced, luxury packages available for an additional cost.
The Preakness Stakes is traditionally known as the “Run For The Black-Eyed Susans” but the Classic is also unofficially called “The People’s Party”. A block of Preakness Stakes tickets are sold for the MUG Club as well, which offers all you can drink beer. To illustrate just how big of a party this event becomes, all you need to know is that the mascot of the InfieldFest is called “Kegasus”.
Along with the 14-race program itself, Preakness Stakes tickets also grant guests the opportunity to enjoy some world class entertainment from various artists. In 2016, Pimlico welcomed headline acts such as Lorde, Maroon 5, Florida Georgia Line, Bruno Mars and Pitbull to the festivities.
Preakness Stakes tickets are available from a wide range of vendors, including the official track itself.