Pimlico Race Course is a horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland, most famous for hosting the Preakness Stakes.
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The Pimlico Race Track is home of the Preakness Stakes, the Pimlico first opened its doors on October 25, 1870. It is the second oldest racetrack in the U.S. The first was Saratoga, upstate New York in 1864. The Pimlico racetrack was engineered by General John Ellicott and has hosted legendary horses such as Man O' War, Sir Barton, Sea Biscuit, War Admiral, Citation, Secretariat, Cigar and Silver Charm. The Pimlico is constructed on 70 acres overlooking the Jones Falls, the Maryland Jockey Club purchased the land for $23,500, and built the racetrack for $25,000 Still today the Maryland Jockey Club is dedicated to presenting the great sport of Thoroughbred racing as the centerpiece of a high-quality entertainment experience providing fun and excitement in an inviting and friendly atmosphere for people of all ages.
Pimlico Racetrack has a Loam oval track, a Turf course and a Grass course. Below are the track facts:
Length of stretch from last turn to finish line: 1,152 feet Width of track : 70 feet
Has a six-furlong and 1 mile chutes.
Turf Course7/8 of a mile inside main track
Hayward and Winner Avenues Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Post Times - First Race: 10:30 a.m.
Preakness: 6:05 p.m
Pimlico Racetrack is a historic horse racetrack in Baltimore, Maryland that features thoroughbred racing. It is the traditional home of the second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown "Preakness Stakes". Other big events hosted by the racetrack are the Pimlico Racetrack Special, the Federico Tesio Stakes, the Jim McKay Breeders Cup Handicap and the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.
New Grandstand: 5,692
Old Grandstand: 5,296
Total Daily Seating Capacity: 13,047
Standing Room (estimated): 22,000
Infield Capacity (estimated): 60,000