2015 Triple Crown Race Dates

The Kentucky Derby
Churchill Downs - May 2, 2015
The Preakness Stakes
Pimlico - May 16, 2015
The Belmont Stakes
Belmont Park - June 6, 2015

The Preakness Stakes

Thoroughbred racing comes to Maryland on the third Saturday in May each year for the second and shortest leg in The triple Crown. This week-long celebration concludes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore and determines if ther will be a Triple Crown contender for the year.

Location: Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland

Distance: 1 3/16 miles (1.91km) [Shortest Triple Crown race]

The winner is decorated with a blanket of black eyed susans (Maryland’s State flower).

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