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Pimlico Race Course

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5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215-5177
+1 410-542-9400
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Came to see The Preakness Stakes

The venue has seen some years. I know that there is some controversy about the future of the... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
Los Angeles, California
How did this place become part of the Triple Crown?

I visited Pimlico Race Course and was very surprised at the run-down condition of the facility... read more

Reviewed 9 June 2017
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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The site of the Preakness, the second leg of horseracing's Triple Crown.
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good31%
  • Average27%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible9%
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5201 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore, MD 21215-5177
+1 410-542-9400
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Reviewed 29 June 2017

The venue has seen some years. I know that there is some controversy about the future of the Preakness Stakes at this venue, but it was a great crowd and a great day at the track for this big event. I had the obligatory Black...More

Thank RangerBobN
Reviewed 9 June 2017

I visited Pimlico Race Course and was very surprised at the run-down condition of the facility. The indoor betting counters and simulcast monitors areas were smothered in stale smoke from cigarettes and cigars. Expecting a clean, freshly painted facility since the Preakness had just been...More

Thank 480andrea
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We had only been to a track once before and went to Pimlico with two friends from Chicago who are horse race fans. We went on Memorial Day (one week after the Preakness) for the last day of live racing. We had heard that it...More

Thank vakamalua
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Make sure to do your research before attending a race here, especially the Preakness. Parking is horrendous and overpriced. Best bet is the lightrail and free shuttle bus. Drinks are overpriced as usual, but the specialty Preakness drink gets you a souvenir glass. Seating is...More

Thank Kaitlin S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

If you are going to go for a spiffy race, go to the Black Eyed Susan, the day before the Preakness. The place is decorated to the hilt because the Preakness is the next day. The racing is great. Fabulous horses, world class jockeys and...More

Thank Bobbie S
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to the Black Eyed Susan and Preakness races for many years. Each year is worse than the last. This year they have disgraced the program and Maryland racing in general. It is as if they are fighting along side the others...More

Thank Colleenl01
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you are going to the races selecting the right seats is tricky and extremely confusing online. Get your tickets early for the best selection and expect to spend upwards of $300/day per ticket. Staff are uninformed and tickets are restrictive to one area and...More

Thank LaLacorde
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I had the opportunity to attend the 2017 Preakness, as I was given 6 free Tix, all in Concourse seating. I couldn't get anyone I know to go with me. I have never been to any sort of horse race, let alone any major horse...More

Thank Cmikey915
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Please, someone, help out this poor racetrack and give it some love! There is a lot of history and tradition, but the track is showing every bit its age!

Thank Terryyk
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were here the week before the Preakness, and it was rainy and cold, so there weren't many people around. We just wanted to see it, so we were only there for one race, late in the afternoon. The general atmosphere is that everything is...More

Thank Myrna F
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12 November 2016|
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Response from VA-Short-Term | Reviewed this property |
We were also in the grandstand On the stretch About three rows up. I felt that these we very good seats.
24 June 2016|
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Response from NeggyRichmond_Canada | Reviewed this property |
There are but it really isn't a great area to be in. The Baltimore waterfront is a much more scenic option with a number of highly recommended eating establishments.
19 February 2016|
Response from deejaycee2708 |
I think you would find that seats in the area known as " Concourse Box" would be to your liking. check with the site as far as availability or visit any one of the on-line brokers