Preakness Day Simulcast

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Saturday, May 16, 2015 -
9:00am to 7:00pm
Event description: 

Keeneland will host its annual Preakness Day celebration on Saturday, May 16, complete with picnics in the paddock, crab cakes and a full afternoon of simulcast wagering.

Post time for the first race from Pimlico on Saturday is 10:30 a.m., with the Preakness Stakes (G1), the second jewel of the Triple Crown, scheduled to go off at 6:18 p.m. Keeneland will simulcast the entire Pimlico race card on its infield LED board and on televisions around the track.

Concessions and full-service bars will be open in the grandstand. In honor of the Preakness, crab cakes and the “Black-Eyed Susan,” the official drink of the Preakness, will be served in the paddock. Fans are welcome to bring their own food (excluding alcohol) and picnic items such as blankets and lawn chairs to the paddock and walking ring. Tents, canopies, umbrellas, grills, open fire and glass are not permitted inside the gates.

Keeneland will simulcast the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) from Pimlico on Friday. First post at Pimlico is Noon; post time for the Black-Eyed Susan is 4:50 p.m.


Preakness Day Admissions

  • Gates open at 9 AM
  • Grandstand mutuels open at 10:15 a.m.
  • Free admission and parking


Advance Wagering

Friday, May 15
  • Four drive-thru windows available 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Grandstand mutuels open at 11:45 a.m.
Saturday, May 16
  • Eight drive-thru windows available 8:00 a.m. until post time (6:18 p.m.)
  • Grandstand mutuels open at 10:15 a.m. 

View the Preakness tip sheet and other handicapping tips for Preakness weekend presented by Keeneland Select, Keeneland's online wagering site. 



The Blue Grass Room will be the only dining room open, and names will be taken for reservations. To reserve your table, contact Elizabeth Snellings at 288-4213 or Tables will be held until 2 p.m. and then released. The Blue Grass room menu will feature a Burgers, Brats and Hot Dog Buffet at a price of $16.95 (non-mandatory).



Official Preakness Programs will NOT be available. Simulcasting programs will be $4.00 on both days. Friday's simulcast program will include the Preakness Stakes whole card and advance programs for Preakness Day will be available at program booths on Friday. Programs will also be available at the drive-thru program booth and through program sellers working the drive-thru lines on Preakness Day.




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