The hats and fascinators associated with the Preakness Stakes and Black-Eyed Susan Day are almost as popular as the equine heroes from the two days of racing. While shooting standard Preakness shots for a wire service, I saw a woman in a small blue hat walk by the yellow wall and it clicked. I chose a small space by the main door and asked racing fans in their best headwear to take a quick photo. It’s a new way of seeing the hats of the Preakness.
Kentucky Derby winner Justify is set to take a shot at the Preakness in his bid for horse racing’s Triple Crown.
By Bill Ordine
Pimlico still has more than a month until it’s under the national spotlight for the Preakness Stakes. But today, the famed track will be occupied by runners of a more squat variety: bulldogs. The Racing of Bulls, as it’s known, is all part of Bulldog Day, hosted by Hunt Valley Animal Hospital. There will also be contests for English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Pugs and Boston Terriers; prizes; food trucks and, apparently, a kissing booth. Come on out for a day of human and canine socializing during a celebration of all things bulldog.
9 a.m.-2 p.m., Pimlico Race Course, 5201 Park Heights Ave., (410) 527-0800, bulldogday2018.com.
The owners of Pimlico Race Course announced today that rappers Post Malone and 21 Savage and electronic duo Odesza will headline the InfieldFest at this year’s Preakness Stakes.
By post time Pimlico Race Course had been downgraded to “sloppy.” It was a day of steady rain. Coming off the infield, the boots of the party kids were covered in mud. Hat feathers drooped. Women’s lace gloves — the revival of an 80s-esque Madonna trend? I hope so! — were spangled with raindrops.
The Preakness Stakes, one of the three races that makes up horse racing’s Triple Crown, has been held at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course for 140 years. But that might soon change.