Preakness Diaries: A Whirlwind Day at Pimlico

The Life
Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing

The Preakness Stakes is one of the most revered horse races in the United States: It’s the second leg of the Triple Crown, it carries a $1.5-million purse, and it’s a springtime national institution. But beyond that, the Preakness Stakes is just plain fun. The entire week is dedicated to making sure fans, horsemen and media have an amazing experience, and from the moment of my arrival on Wednesday afternoon the spirit of the week has been a shining beacon of a good time.

I pulled into Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, just in time for the draw. That’s when post positions are assigned to the Preakness runners, and you can check out the entire scene right here:


From the draw, the whirlwind of Preakness week swept me up completely, and I’ll share my first 24 hours in Baltimore with you in the slideshow below.

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