With 'modern future' ahead, Preakness Stakes 2020 tickets on sale

With 'modern future' ahead, Preakness Stakes 2020 tickets on sale
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The Stronach Group and the Maryland Jockey Club, owners of the legendary Pimlico Race Course, announced Thursday that tickets to the 2020 Preakness Stakes are now on sale.

The Preakness Stakes, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown, will be held on Saturday, May 16, a day after the 96th Black-Eyed Susan (G2), both at Pimlico in Baltimore.

Tickets are available now at www.preakness.com and range from $40 to $750 per person offering unique, curated experiences for every guest, including multi-day tickets, exciting trackside views and elevated race-day luxury options in the Preakness Village.

“As we look toward Preakness 145 and beyond, The Stronach Group is committed to a bright and modern future for Thoroughbred racing in Maryland,” said Craig Fravel, Chief Executive Officer, Racing, The Stronach Group. “This has been a year of transformative change across the entire industry, and as the stewards of one of the world’s most renowned sporting events, The Stronach Group is steadfast in our commitment to delivering an unforgettable event that puts horse and rider safety at the forefront.” 

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In 2019, a crowd of 131,256 witnessed War of Will and jockey Tyler Gaffalione win the Preakness. The total handle on Preakness day was a record-breaking $99.8 million, surpassing the $93.6 million wagered in 2018.

Celebrity fans in attendance included Grammy nominated recording artist Robin Thicke, actress and recording artist Victoria Justice, MLB Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, TV personality Carson Kressley, celebrity chef Bobby Flay, players from the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens and the Washington Redskins, and legendary performer Vanessa Williams, who sang the national anthem, to name just a few. 

The fan favorite InfieldFest will return for the 12th year featuring top tier performers, a variety of food and beverage options and a host of wagering opportunities aimed at engaging the next generation of fans. The Stronach Group will announce the InfieldFest artist line-up and tickets in the coming weeks.

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