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2021 Preakness fashion, hats and celebrities

Several Ravens players enjoying the Preakness Stakes, Chuck Clark, left, Jaylon Ferguson, center, L.J. Fort, right, at Pimlico Race Track.
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2021 Preakness fashion, hats and celebrities

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Maryland's biggest horse race brings out the fun and fashionable for the 2021 Preakness
Preakness 2021
Several Ravens players enjoying the Preakness Stakes, Chuck Clark, left, Jaylon Ferguson, center, L.J. Fort, right, at Pimlico Race Track.
Several Ravens players enjoying the Preakness Stakes, Chuck Clark, left, Jaylon Ferguson, center, L.J. Fort, right, at Pimlico Race Track. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Rapper 2 Chainz stopped by the winning circle at the Pimlico Race Track before going on stage to perform.
Rapper 2 Chainz stopped by the winning circle at the Pimlico Race Track before going on stage to perform. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Fashionable race-goers cross the turf track to the Pimlico Infield on Preakness Saturday.
Fashionable race-goers cross the turf track to the Pimlico Infield on Preakness Saturday. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones enjoying the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Track.
Maryland House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones enjoying the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Track. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness celebrities - 2021
Baltimore Raven Marlon Humphrey (in purple) is greeted as he arrives to the Pimlico Infield on Preakness Saturday.
Baltimore Raven Marlon Humphrey (in purple) is greeted as he arrives to the Pimlico Infield on Preakness Saturday. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Eleanor Albert of Ruxton sports a patriotic Maryland flag mask. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
Eleanor Albert of Ruxton sports a patriotic Maryland flag mask. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Rapper 2 Chainz
Rapper 2 Chainz poses with the Woodlawn Vase before going on stage for his concert in the 2021 Preakness infield.
Rapper 2 Chainz poses with the Woodlawn Vase before going on stage for his concert in the 2021 Preakness infield. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Crystal Watkins Johansson of Baltimore cheers during the 7th race of the day with her husband Nick at Pimlico Race Course. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
Crystal Watkins Johansson of Baltimore cheers during the 7th race of the day with her husband Nick at Pimlico Race Course. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Susan O’Neill, of Timonium,(left) and Gretchen Schnee, of Essex, enjoying a sunny Preakness day in Baltimore.
Susan O’Neill, of Timonium,(left) and Gretchen Schnee, of Essex, enjoying a sunny Preakness day in Baltimore. (Karl Merton Ferron)
Preakness celebrities - 2021
Steve Kornacki, NBC News correspondent, said this is his first time ever at the Preakness Stakes, working or watching. “It’s a great, great tradition,” Kornacki told The Sun. “I’m a big horse racing fan. It was so cool to experience Churchill” downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Kornacki said the neighborhood track feel at Pimlico reminded him a lot of the now-shuttered Suffolk Downs in his hometown of Boston.
Steve Kornacki, NBC News correspondent, said this is his first time ever at the Preakness Stakes, working or watching. “It’s a great, great tradition,” Kornacki told The Sun. “I’m a big horse racing fan. It was so cool to experience Churchill” downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Kornacki said the neighborhood track feel at Pimlico reminded him a lot of the now-shuttered Suffolk Downs in his hometown of Boston. (Bryn Stole)
Preakness 2021
Crystal Watkins Johansson and Anne Stinson at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes.
Crystal Watkins Johansson and Anne Stinson at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Carol and Vernon Herron and their daughter, Lauren Herron, 37, at their first Preakness.
Carol and Vernon Herron and their daughter, Lauren Herron, 37, at their first Preakness. (Bryn Stole/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Kevin Miller and Anthony Cones at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes.
Kevin Miller and Anthony Cones at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Stacy Nicks and her jockey silks earrings made the trip from Hollywood, Florida, to attend Preakness 2021.
Stacy Nicks and her jockey silks earrings made the trip from Hollywood, Florida, to attend Preakness 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron)
2021 Preakness
Bill Muscatello reacts after his horse almost won the third race of the day on 2021 Preakness weekend. Muscatello had attended every Preakness since 1991.
Bill Muscatello reacts after his horse almost won the third race of the day on 2021 Preakness weekend. Muscatello had attended every Preakness since 1991. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Chloe Ballard and Kirsten Walz traveled to Pimlico Race Course from Iowa to attend the Preakness Stakes for the first time.
Chloe Ballard and Kirsten Walz traveled to Pimlico Race Course from Iowa to attend the Preakness Stakes for the first time. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
2021 Preakness
Fashionable hats are a staple in the grandstands at Preakness 2021.
Fashionable hats are a staple in the grandstands at Preakness 2021. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Cory Jamison, left and Norman Capers, right, both of Stafford, Virginia, enjoy a day at the races in Baltimore.
Cory Jamison, left and Norman Capers, right, both of Stafford, Virginia, enjoy a day at the races in Baltimore. (Karl Merton Ferron)
Preakness Fashion
Amy Castillo, Bel Air, wears a hat trimmed with peacock and black iridescent feathers she had made at Dee's in Louisville, KY. Castillo has been attending the Preakness Stakes for 27 years.
Amy Castillo, Bel Air, wears a hat trimmed with peacock and black iridescent feathers she had made at Dee's in Louisville, KY. Castillo has been attending the Preakness Stakes for 27 years. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Lisa Kenahan wears a custom hat from a designer in Wisconsin at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes.
Lisa Kenahan wears a custom hat from a designer in Wisconsin at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Donna Sloan-Barry (right) of Pittsburgh with James Barry (center).
Donna Sloan-Barry (right) of Pittsburgh with James Barry (center). (Karl Merton Ferron)
Preakness fashion 2021
During Preakness 2021Kaela Pizzico, 15 of Sparks (foreground) sits with twin sisters with Karli, 14 and Kirsten, 14 (right).
During Preakness 2021Kaela Pizzico, 15 of Sparks (foreground) sits with twin sisters with Karli, 14 and Kirsten, 14 (right). (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness spectators
Connor Murphy, 25, and Abby Slogosky, 23, of Philipsburg, Pa., on the inside of the track where he was shooting photos of her. It’s her first and his second Preakness. He went to the infield last time in 2017 and said this time around is “way different.”
Connor Murphy, 25, and Abby Slogosky, 23, of Philipsburg, Pa., on the inside of the track where he was shooting photos of her. It’s her first and his second Preakness. He went to the infield last time in 2017 and said this time around is “way different.” (Bryn Stole/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Miss Maryland Allison Redman, of Harford County, poses for a photo near the winner’s circle. “This is actually the first time I’ve ever been here. It’s a horse lover’s dream!” said Redman, who owns her own horse, Sydney, and rides dressage.
Miss Maryland Allison Redman, of Harford County, poses for a photo near the winner’s circle. “This is actually the first time I’ve ever been here. It’s a horse lover’s dream!” said Redman, who owns her own horse, Sydney, and rides dressage. (Bryn Stole)
Preakness fashion 2021
From left, Freddie Mitchell, Brian Poli-Dixon, JJ Jennifer, Eisho Porter, George Kneisel attend Preakness 2021.
From left, Freddie Mitchell, Brian Poli-Dixon, JJ Jennifer, Eisho Porter, George Kneisel attend Preakness 2021. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Wes Moore attends Preakness 2021.
Wes Moore attends Preakness 2021. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Cousins Will Rich, of D.C., from left, Erica Williams, of Bowie, and Enjoli Nelson, of Houston, Tx., get together for their 10th Prerakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Cousins Will Rich, of D.C., from left, Erica Williams, of Bowie, and Enjoli Nelson, of Houston, Tx., get together for their 10th Prerakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Preakness fashion 2021
Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, National Anthem singer, attends Preakness 2021.
Brandon "Taz" Niederauer, National Anthem singer, attends Preakness 2021. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Day 2021
Alex and Christina Smith attend Preakness 2021. Alex Smith is the owner of Atlas Restaurant Group.
Alex and Christina Smith attend Preakness 2021. Alex Smith is the owner of Atlas Restaurant Group. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
LJ Fort, Ravens linebacker, and Stephanie Fort attend Preakness 2021.
LJ Fort, Ravens linebacker, and Stephanie Fort attend Preakness 2021. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Adianez Acosta, left, and Jdianez Acosta, right, of West Virginia, are masked up at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.
Adianez Acosta, left, and Jdianez Acosta, right, of West Virginia, are masked up at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. (Karl Merton Ferron)
Preakness fashion 2021
Kimberley McGill of Marriotsville (left) and LinMarie Garsee of Hampstead TX, who both deliver quilts to WWII veterans (Quilts For Vets), watch race horses pass at Preakness 2021.
Kimberley McGill of Marriotsville (left) and LinMarie Garsee of Hampstead TX, who both deliver quilts to WWII veterans (Quilts For Vets), watch race horses pass at Preakness 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Shadeah Capers, of Stafford, Virginia, looks lovely in yellow at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.
Shadeah Capers, of Stafford, Virginia, looks lovely in yellow at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. (Karl Merton Ferron)
Preakness fashion 2021
Kevin Crain of Farina, Illinois stands behind Dawn Crain.
Kevin Crain of Farina, Illinois stands behind Dawn Crain. (Karl Merton Ferron)
Preakness fashion 2021
During Preakness 2021 Shaniqua Gordon, of Baltimore County, took her mom to Preakness this year. She said her mom, (asked not to be photographed) is a big horse racing fan. Gordon said it's her first time at the event, and wanted to surprise her mom with a Monday's Day gift.
During Preakness 2021 Shaniqua Gordon, of Baltimore County, took her mom to Preakness this year. She said her mom, (asked not to be photographed) is a big horse racing fan. Gordon said it's her first time at the event, and wanted to surprise her mom with a Monday's Day gift. (Billy Jean Louis/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Towanda and Robert Duckett at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes.
Towanda and Robert Duckett at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Chelle Thomas of Jacksonville Beach, Florida wears a green fascinator to her first Preakness.
Chelle Thomas of Jacksonville Beach, Florida wears a green fascinator to her first Preakness. (Karl Merton Ferron)
Preakness Fashion
Cassy Crouse, Frederick, puts on sunscreen before the first race at Pimlico Race Course. May 15, 2021.
Cassy Crouse, Frederick, puts on sunscreen before the first race at Pimlico Race Course. May 15, 2021. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness celebrities - 2021
Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby, center, with former NFL player Jason Murphy, left, and his wife Robyn Murphy at the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Track.
Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby, center, with former NFL player Jason Murphy, left, and his wife Robyn Murphy at the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Track. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness celebrities - 2021
Mayor Brandon Scott riding in a golf cart at Pimlico Race Track before the Preakness Stakes.
Mayor Brandon Scott riding in a golf cart at Pimlico Race Track before the Preakness Stakes. (Kevin Richardson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Fashion
Donna Sloan, Pittsburg, PA, looks over the racing program at Pimlico Race Course. Sloan wears an Auturo Rios fascinator and Antonio Melani dress to the 146th Preakness Stakes. May 15, 2021.
Donna Sloan, Pittsburg, PA, looks over the racing program at Pimlico Race Course. Sloan wears an Auturo Rios fascinator and Antonio Melani dress to the 146th Preakness Stakes. May 15, 2021. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
2021 Preakness
Kevin Bisch and Shannon Thomas sit in the grandstands before the start of the third race at Pimlico on Preakness Saturday.
Kevin Bisch and Shannon Thomas sit in the grandstands before the start of the third race at Pimlico on Preakness Saturday. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Jim Janssen, left, of Gaithersburg, and his father Jeremy, of Hendersonville, NC., pose for picture with Charde Ivey, janitorial superviser at Pimlico Race Course on Preakness Day May 15, 2021.
Jim Janssen, left, of Gaithersburg, and his father Jeremy, of Hendersonville, NC., pose for picture with Charde Ivey, janitorial superviser at Pimlico Race Course on Preakness Day May 15, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam)
2021 Preakness
Race-goers arrive Saturday morning for the 2021 Preakness Stakes.
Race-goers arrive Saturday morning for the 2021 Preakness Stakes. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness week 2021
Lana Rae of Baltimore at Pimlico on Friday afternoon as Pimlico Race Course gets ready for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes on Saturday.
Lana Rae of Baltimore at Pimlico on Friday afternoon as Pimlico Race Course gets ready for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes on Saturday. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Patti Neuenschwander and Marsha Kelly sit at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes.
Patti Neuenschwander and Marsha Kelly sit at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Toni (left) and her husband of 10 years, Bydia, have been attending Preakness since 2011. Toni, of Philadelphia, said she comes every year, so she starts planning as soon as the tickets get announced.
Toni (left) and her husband of 10 years, Bydia, have been attending Preakness since 2011. Toni, of Philadelphia, said she comes every year, so she starts planning as soon as the tickets get announced. (Billy Jean Louis/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Chloe Labarre of Laurel watches the 10th race at Pimlico today. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
Chloe Labarre of Laurel watches the 10th race at Pimlico today. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Infield concert
Fans watch rapper 2 Chainz as he performs during Preakness Live in the Pimlico Infield on Preakness Saturday.
Fans watch rapper 2 Chainz as he performs during Preakness Live in the Pimlico Infield on Preakness Saturday. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Gretchen Schnee, Tim Cashen, Susie O'Neill and usher Michael McNeill at the Preakness 2021. The friends have been coming to the race for decades - O'Neill said she worked at the track as a teenager - and struck up a friendship with McNeill when he worked their section at his first race five years ago.
Gretchen Schnee, Tim Cashen, Susie O'Neill and usher Michael McNeill at the Preakness 2021. The friends have been coming to the race for decades - O'Neill said she worked at the track as a teenager - and struck up a friendship with McNeill when he worked their section at his first race five years ago. (Bryn Stole/Baltimore Sun)
The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Peggy Kraus, right, of Baltimore and neighbor Geri Sicola have been attending the last seven Preakness Stakes together at Pimlico Race Course that were open to fans .
Peggy Kraus, right, of Baltimore and neighbor Geri Sicola have been attending the last seven Preakness Stakes together at Pimlico Race Course that were open to fans . (Kenneth K. Lam)
Preakness week 2021
Dawn Eflein of Ashville, North Carolina, has been coming to watch Preakness for the last 20 years. She said, " I am happy to be doing something that feels like normal again." Pimlico Race Course gets ready for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
Dawn Eflein of Ashville, North Carolina, has been coming to watch Preakness for the last 20 years. She said, " I am happy to be doing something that feels like normal again." Pimlico Race Course gets ready for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness week 2021
Keonte Zellar, left, and her wife, KC Zellars, watch the horses on the track at Pimlico.
Keonte Zellar, left, and her wife, KC Zellars, watch the horses on the track at Pimlico. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Laura Judkins (left) and her friend, William Brown (right), are right at home at the Preakness while sporting their most Maryland-forward attire.
Laura Judkins (left) and her friend, William Brown (right), are right at home at the Preakness while sporting their most Maryland-forward attire. (Billy Jean Louis)
Preakness fashion 2021
Kingsley Elmore of Orlando, FL. attends Preakness 2021.
Kingsley Elmore of Orlando, FL. attends Preakness 2021. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Joshena Jamison, of Stafford, Virginia, made her mask part of her fashion statement at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore.
Joshena Jamison, of Stafford, Virginia, made her mask part of her fashion statement at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore. (Karl Merton Ferron)
Preakness fashion 2021
The Allegrettis, who live in Savannah, Georgia, got engaged at the Kentucky Derby in 2018. Throughout the pandemic, with few other sports on TV, they'd watched endless horse racing, they said. On Saturday, they dropped off their 4-month-old, Elaine, with Elizabeth's parents in Easton before embarking on their first big outing without her.
The Allegrettis, who live in Savannah, Georgia, got engaged at the Kentucky Derby in 2018. Throughout the pandemic, with few other sports on TV, they'd watched endless horse racing, they said. On Saturday, they dropped off their 4-month-old, Elaine, with Elizabeth's parents in Easton before embarking on their first big outing without her. (Colin Campbell/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness fashion 2021
Kelsey Dellis, of Lutherville-Timonium, wears a custom made fascinator hat from Etsy with husband Steve Dellis.
Kelsey Dellis, of Lutherville-Timonium, wears a custom made fascinator hat from Etsy with husband Steve Dellis. (Karl Merton Ferron)
Preakness fashion 2021
Melanie Moser, of Phoenix, wears a Christine Moore hat, awaiting the start of the Preakness Stakes.
Melanie Moser, of Phoenix, wears a Christine Moore hat, awaiting the start of the Preakness Stakes. (Karl Merton Ferron)
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