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Preakness Stakes to be held this October, Hogan says

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Posted at 6:03 PM, May 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-16 18:13:18-04

MARYLAND — A new date has been set for the Preakness Stakes.

1/ST Chairman and President Belinda Stronach and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced today that Preakness 145 will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Preakness Stakes, typically held on the third Saturday in May was postponed in March due to the coronavirus pandemic and, as previously announced, will not include InfieldFest. Plans for Black Eyed Susan Day, traditionally held the day before the Preakness, will be announced at a later time.

“Under normal circumstances, I would have stood today at Pimlico Race Course with Ms. Stronach to present the Woodlawn Vase to the winner of the 145th Preakness Stakes. But, as we all know, these are not ordinary circumstances,” said Hogan. “I am delighted that we were successful in working with 1/ST, the Maryland Jockey Club and all who are connected to Maryland’s Thoroughbred racing industry to set the new date of October 3rd.”

“We all wish we could have been together today to celebrate the Preakness but we stayed home and stayed safe and now we can look forward to Preakness 145 on October 3rd,” said Stronach.

More details on Preakness 145 and the 96th Black Eyed Susan Stakes will be released in the coming months. For more information visit www.preakness.com.