7 Things You Must Prepare Before The 2020 Preakness Stakes

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The Preakness Stakes is the middle jewel of the U.S. Triple Crown Show. It will commence two weeks after the Derby and precedes the Belmont Stakes that complete this prestigious horse racing show. The Preakness Stakes this year will take place on May 16, 2020, at Pimlico Park in Baltimore, Maryland.


Although it’s still too early to look for horses that will compete in the upcoming Preakness, you must prepare now if you want to bet in this horse racing event. Take note that the hype for 2020 Kentucky is not yet on its high peak, and there are still a lot of things you need to look forward to in the Preakness Stakes.


We will give you the common things you must prepare, expect, and do during the 2020 Preakness Stakes. These things will allow you to fully prepare for the said event and make the most out of this horse racing event.

Check Out the Entries

The main superstars of the 2020 Preakness Stakes are the horse athletes who will aggressively compete in the dirt track. To make sure that you can fully indulge yourself in a more exciting horse racing event, check the entries that will saddle up and check out their backgrounds and statistics.


The Preakness Stakes, like other horse racing events, feature the mightiest and strongest three-year-old horse racers and make sure you individually know the participants.

Learn How to Bet

Aside from the horse racers, the betting games are also another reason why the 2020 Preakness Stakes will be more exciting. So, make sure you know how to wager so you can also grow your bankroll.


To fully understand how you can gamble and pick Preakness bets, you can research the racing forms of each entry online. The racing forms allow you to view the full profile of horses and aids you in assessing how they can go far during the Preakness competition.


Tickets and Reservations

Tickets for the upcoming Preakness Stakes are up and available. Take note that the prices of the ticket vary to the type of activities you’d like to partake inside the Pimlico Park.

Take a Barn Tour Before the Racing

The barn tour is a fantastic experience you can do in the upcoming Preakness Stakes. It happens two days before the racing show, where you can see the entries doing their workout routines and preparations.


It is also the best way to assess which horse racers have the strongest presence and denotes the best form before the racing starts. It is where you can decide which entry you can bet during the game.

Pre-Party and Infield Fest Awaits

One of the best things that you can gain from taking part in the 2020 Preakness Stakes is the pre-party celebration and the Infield Fest. The pre-party celebrations showcase the whole evolution of the Preakness Stakes since Day 1. There are foods and drinks available inside the field that you can indulge in during the event.


The Infield Fest will also feature Hollywood music icons who will make the Preakness celebration more energetic and festive. Make sure that you purchase tickets that include the Infield Fest so you can partake in this kind of event.

Drink the Preakness Signature Cocktail

If the Kentucky Derby has Mint Juleps, then the Preakness Stakes has Black-Eyed Susans. It is the official cocktail drink of this horse racing event. It’s a concoction of orange juice, sweet mixes, vodka, and bourbon.


Make sure that you only drink a glass or two since this is an alcoholic drink. You might get drunk if you drink too much.

Friday Fun Day

The Preakness Stakes this year will take place on the third Saturday of May. It will be a  fun day for many horse racing enthusiasts as this horse racing event will also showcase boutiques and stores where you can buy dresses, outfits, and souvenirs.


Aside from that, there is also a competition for women who love to wear rodeo-inspired outfits and ramp up on the red carpet and win amazing prizes.


The 2020 Preakness Stakes is undoubtedly a festive horse racing event to look forward to three weeks after the Kentucky Derby. Aside from the horse racers who will jump from the Derby to compete in the Preakness, the game also holds several festive activities that will surely make your experience more memorable. Therefore, it is advisable to take note of the things listed above to make your 2020 Preakness Stakes experience more entertaining.