Tickets for the 2011 Preakness (public portion of the) Infield went on sale Tuesday, Feb. 1st. Maryland’s annual premier sporting event will take place Saturday, May 21st at Old Hilltop (aka Pimlico Race Course) for the 136th time.
Tickets will be $40 in advance through Ticketmaster or the Preakness Ticket Sales Office through Sunday, May 15th. Procrastinators who wait until Preakness Week (May 16th-20th) will need to shell-out $50. Those interested in The MUG Club package (includes souvenir mug with unlimited refills of beer) will need to part with $60 in advance and $70 during Preakness Week.
Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas stated that the headline music acts and other entertainment that highlights the Preakness InfieldFest experience would be announced later this month. Best Bets to return to the Pimlico Infield in 2011 is the Bikini Contest, Beer Garden, Corn Hole Tournament and Oxygen Bar.
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If the Infield isn’t your “bag”, seating information and ticket reservations are available at www.preakness.com. Tickets can be bought by calling the Preakness sales office at 410-542-9400 or 877-206-8042, extension 300 or at www.ticketmaster.com.
Preakness preparation time means that the Kentucky Derby prep racing season is upon us. Every Saturday leading up to the 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, there is at least one prep race scheduled (with one exception, Apr. 2nd but the Florida Derby is run this year on Sunday Apr. 3rd). Each week my blog will provide selections for all of these races in addition to the release of my annual GQ’s Derby Double Dozen List prior to the publishing of Kentucky Derby Futures Pool #1 (Feb. 18-20).