BALTIMORE — Baltimore City is getting ready for the Preakness.
Horse racing fans who can’t wait until Saturday for the excitement of the race can get a head start on the action if they set their alarms early enough.
Preakness lovers will have to get before daylight fills the morning as Tuesday kicks off Pimlico’s sunrise tours.
Supporters can take a sneak peak of what it takes to put the Preakness Stakes together. Tour guides will take fans into the barns. The horses will have morning workouts, and there’s a chance to learn more about the 144-year history of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.
Anyone hoping to attend must get here early. The tours are free, but they run on a first come, first served basis.
The first guided tour starts around 6:00 a.m. and the last tour starts around 9:00 a.m.
The event offers a wheelchair and stroller friendly tour starting at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday and 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday.
The tours run Tuesday through Friday, and the last tour registration on Thursday and Friday is at 8:45 am.
On Friday night, there will be a big fireworks celebration a at the Inner Harbor.
The Preakness Stakes begin Saturday at 6:48p.m.