Preakness Stakes

Publication date: 29 Aug 2022

About the Preakness Stakes

The Preakness Stakes is one of the three major horse races in the United States, held annually since 1873 on the third Saturday in May at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. This is the second race in the Triple Crown series that takes place 2 weeks after the Kentucky Derby. The course is 1.9 km long.

Attendance at the Preakness Stakes ranks second among horse races, only behind the Kentucky Derby. So far, only 12 horses have won the Triple Crown.

Official Preakness Stakes website

2024 Preakness Stakes

Preliminary information suggests the 149th horse races Preakness Stakes will take place on 18 May 2024.

History of the Preakness Stakes

The races are named after the horse called Preakness.

The first Preakness Stakes had 7 entrants. John Chamberlain, a three-year-old stallion, won a prize of 2050 USD. His result was not surpassed until 2004.

The winning horse is awarded with yellow flowers and the owner of the winning horse is presented with a trophy, the Woodlawn Vase. This vase has been the official trophy for Preakness Stakes winners since 1917.

Previous Preakness Stakes results

The year Venue Results
2022 Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Jockey: John Velasquez

Horse: National Treasure

2021 Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Horse: Early Voting

2020 Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Jockey: Flavien Prat

Horse: Rombauer

2025 Preakness Stakes

It is now known that the 150th Preakness Stakes will temporarily move to Laurel Park Race Course as part of plans to renovate Pamlico Race Course. According to preliminary information, the races will take place on May 17, 2025.

Keep an eye on the dates of horse races and other events in our Sports Events Calendar.

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