Preakness Day 2018 is on Thursday, May 17, 2018: What to wear to the Preakness?
Thursday, May 17, 2018 is Preakness Day 2018. Infield Insanity: Preakness debauchery through the years on Preakness Day Saturday,
Just be comfortable. Ive been to the preakness many times and have in fact run horses on preakness day in early allowance races.If its not raining then its usually real hot so dress for the weather.Yellow and black the color of the black eyed susan is a good bet.Have a great time and hope the bird can go 2 for 2
Preakness... No BYOB whats up with that?
Special cooler restrictions for Pimlico's grandstand and clubhouse on Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness days and infield on Preakness day:
Grandstand and clubhouse: coolers, backpacks and thermoses will not be permitted. Beverages and food items must be in clear, plastic bags or clear, see-through plastic containers, not larger than 18" by 18".
Turfside terrace and clubhouse turn reserved: coolers, backpacks and thermoses will not be permitted. No outside food or beverage items allowed.
Top of the stretch: coolers larger than 12" x 12" will be prohibited.
Infield: coolers, backpacks and thermoses will be permitted – no bulk or oversized carrying devices allowed. Coolers larger than 28"l x 15"w x 17"h will be prohibited.
Items that guests may carry into Preakness's grandstand and clubhouse on Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness days and infield on Preakness day:
Beer, wine & soda, individually carried in plastic containers or regular-size cans, and picnic lunches (please see cooler restrictions above)
Beach blankets and suntan lotion
Cellular phones, cameras (up to 35mm), camcorders and binoculars
Lightweight plastic lawn chairs (infield only)
Items that are prohibited anywhere at Pimlico on Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness days:
Liquor or drugs of any kind
Weapons of any kind
Hibachis or barbeques
Ladders, scaffolding or other raised devices
Kegs of beer (including keg balls)
Bulk or oversized carrying devices
Non-folding, or folding metal, furniture
Hand carts, or wheeled carts
Glass containers of any type
Inspection and security measures:
All persons and their camera bags, purses and all containers entering Pimlico grounds are subject to direct physical search, or indirect search by wanding or magnetometers.
Pimlico reserves the right, without any refund of the ticket purchase price, to refuse admission to or eject any person whose conduct is deemed by Pimlico to be disorderly, or who is under the age of 21 and possesses alcohol.
Who's winning the Preakness?
From what I know watching The Preakness for years, is that this race favors stalkers and closers but NOT deep closers, and there's almost always a stretch battle. So, keeping that in mind, these are my picks for 2012-
I'll Have Another- Who is ranked the highest for The Preakness, he won the Santa Anita Derby, and the Kentucky Derby. Form is awesome. I'll Have Another qualifies on almost every factor. With that, he will seek to stay on a roll, looking for a shot at The Belmont.
Bodemeister- Strong contender no doubt. Derby earned him a sharp prep, he set the pace in the Derby only to be passed very late..as said The Preakness doesn't really favor Front-runners, yet ya never know Bode could be the exception. I'll Have Another and Bodemeister are my two key horses, that I will wheel with the field.
Went the Day Well- He could very well be the upset. In the Kentucky Derby he ended up 4th, pretty well for having the worst trip in the race . The blinkers have clearly made him a better horse. Look for John Velazquez to keep him closer to the front. As said, he was 4th in the Derby but only beaten 2 1/2 lengths, a sharp prep set up. He wins from a stalking position, has won at 1 1/8 miles (Spiral Stakes). If he has a trip similar to the one he had in the Spiral Stakes,we could have our Preakness winner.
Enjoy the race !