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Giant Food florists create Preakness victory blankets

Posted at 5:42 PM, May 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 09:09:42-04

BALTIMORE — The winners of this year's Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan Stakes will be covered in floral blankets made by Giant Food.

Each blanket will have between 4,000 and 6,000 flowers.

Thursday, florists worked on the blanket for the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes, which will be held Friday.

They will also create the blanket for Saturday's Preakness Stakes on Friday.

This is the 23rd year Giant has been chosen to make blankets for the race.