139th Preakness

139th Preakness (Maryland Jockey Club)

The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the logo for the 2014 Preakness on Tuesday. The 139th running of the race will take place May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

In the 2014 logo, designed by the Leffler Agency for the 15th straight year, the race is underway as three horses gallop over the word Preakness (in the logo), the Maryland Jockey Club said in a news release.

Stylized horses and jockeys give a sense of movement to the illustration. The colors of the Maryland flag -- red, white, black and gold -- are primarily used in the logo.

"Creating the Preakness logo is an annual tradition for our design department at Leffler Agency and BrandNU Marketing," agency president-owner Bob Leffler said in the release. "We have had the honor of creating this national branding mark ever since 2000. This year's logo is all about the speed and excitement of the race."

Tickets for the 2014 Preakness have been on sale since Oct. 1 and can be purchased by calling the Preakness ticket office (877-206-8042) or by logging onto www.ticketfly.com.