Preakness Stakes Race information

Official name

Preakness Stakes

Wager cut off: Saturday, May 21, 2022

Nickname “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans”
Date Saturday, May 21, 2022

Current Track

Pimlico Race Course


Location Baltimore, Maryland
Distance 1+316 miles (9.5 furlongs; 1,900 m)
Background Started in 1873 and continuously run since 1894.

It is the shortest of the three races.

Pimlico was the home of the race from 1873 to 1889 and again from 1908 until the present.

The Preakness was not run from 1891 to 1893.

Weights are the same as for the Derby. Field is limited to 14 horses.

Trophy The Woodlawn Vase