Preakness to be held Oct. 3 at Pimlico
- By Staff Writers
BALTIMORE, Md.--The Preakness will be held on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Pimlico, it was announced during NBC Sports' nationally televised broadcast, The Middle Jewel: American Pharoah's Run to the Triple Crown.
Chairman and president Belinda Stronach joined by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan made the announcement.
The Preakness Stakes, usually held on the third Saturday in May, was postponed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic and, as previously announced, will not include InfieldFest.
Plans for Black Eyed Susan Day, traditionally held the day before the Preakness, will be announced at a later time.
“Under normal circumstances, I would have stood today at Pimlico Race Course with Ms. Stronach to present the Woodlawn Vase to the winner of the 145th Preakness Stakes," said Gov. Hogan. "But, as we all know, these are not ordinary circumstances. I am delighted that we were successful in working with 1/ST, the Maryland Jockey Club and all who are connected to Maryland's Thoroughbred racing industry to set the new date of October 3rd.”