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Preakness will be held without fans in 2020

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Posted at 4:11 PM, Sep 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 16:11:12-04

BALTIMORE — The Preakness will be held without fans in 2020.

Fans will be able to watch the Preakness 145 on television on Saturday, October 3.

The Stronach Group and 1/ST have implemented safety and prevention measures for COVID-19.

As such, only essential racing personnel and horsemen will be permitted on-site at Pimlico Race Course on race day.

Preakness 145 will operate in full compliance with all state, county and local health department orders and will follow all current and recommended CDC precautions and safeguards to ensure the health and safety of the limited number of essential racing personnel and participants required.

Existing ticket holders that have already purchased tickets will have the option to either transfer their purchased tickets to next year’s Preakness 146 or to apply for a full refund.

Information on ticket transfer or refund options is available at, via email at or by calling 1-877-206-8042, Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET.

For the first time since its inception, Preakness will represent the third jewel of the Triple Crown.

Additionally, 2020 will mark the first time that the winner of the Preakness Stakes, or of any Triple Crown race, will qualify for the Breed.