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The Best of Preakness infield through the years | PHOTOS

A Preakness reveler reaches for something to grab onto after coming up short while trying to leap from one portable toilet to another in the Pimlico Race Course infield.
(Sun photo by Christopher T. Assaf)

The Best of Preakness infield through the years | PHOTOS

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A look back at the best of Preakness infield photos.
(Lloyd Fox)
Preakness infield 2008
A Preakness reveler reaches for something to grab onto after coming up short while trying to leap from one portable toilet to another in the Pimlico Race Course infield.
A Preakness reveler reaches for something to grab onto after coming up short while trying to leap from one portable toilet to another in the Pimlico Race Course infield. (Sun photo by Christopher T. Assaf)
Preakness 2004
Mike DeCarlo of Philadelphia carries a beer bong made from a plastic horse around the Pimlico Race Course infield. The Preakness attendee said the modified horse did not have a name. 129th Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.
Mike DeCarlo of Philadelphia carries a beer bong made from a plastic horse around the Pimlico Race Course infield. The Preakness attendee said the modified horse did not have a name. 129th Preakness at Pimlico Race Course. (Baltimore Sun photo by Christopher T. Assaf)
Muddy Preakness
Mud surrounding portable toilets proves to enticing for some infield spectators during the 130th Preakness at Pimlico Race course.
Mud surrounding portable toilets proves to enticing for some infield spectators during the 130th Preakness at Pimlico Race course. (Baltimore Sun photo by Glenn Fawcett)
Preakness Infieldfest 2019
Diplo performs during Infield Fest at Preakness 2019 on Saturday, May 18.
Diplo performs during Infield Fest at Preakness 2019 on Saturday, May 18. (Jerry Jackson / Baltimore Sun)
Preakness slide
While trying to earn a free bear by sliding in the infield of Pimlico Race Course, a woman is doused by the same type of beverage.
While trying to earn a free bear by sliding in the infield of Pimlico Race Course, a woman is doused by the same type of beverage. (Baltimore Sun photo by John Makely)
Preakness bloody nose
A pole climber in the infield of Pimlico Race Course gets pummeled with cans and as a result gets a bloody nose during the infield activity on Preakness Day.
A pole climber in the infield of Pimlico Race Course gets pummeled with cans and as a result gets a bloody nose during the infield activity on Preakness Day. (Baltimore Sun photo by Glenn Fawcett)
Inaugural Running of the Urinals 2007
Preakness infield spectators make a game of running the gauntlet atop portable toilets at Pimlico Race Course.
Preakness infield spectators make a game of running the gauntlet atop portable toilets at Pimlico Race Course. (Baltimore Sun photo by Karl Merton Ferron)
Preakness 2012
Kegasus is back as the Preakness' official Infield mascot.
Kegasus is back as the Preakness' official Infield mascot. (Jed Kirschbaum, Baltimore Sun)
Natty Boh plays cornhole
"Natty Boh" tries his hand at cornhole in the Preakness infield.
"Natty Boh" tries his hand at cornhole in the Preakness infield. (Robert K. Hamilton, Baltimore Sun photo)
Preakness 2014
Neil Price gets a drink from Amber Phelps in the infield at Pimlico.
Neil Price gets a drink from Amber Phelps in the infield at Pimlico. (Lloyd Fox, The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness infield party 2003
128th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. An overall view of the infield.
128th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico. An overall view of the infield. (Sun photo by Kim Hairston: 2003)
Preakness projectiles
Cans and a chair are aimed at an ambitious fan who climbed a pole in the infield of Pimlico Race Course before the running of the Preakness Stakes.
Cans and a chair are aimed at an ambitious fan who climbed a pole in the infield of Pimlico Race Course before the running of the Preakness Stakes. (Baltimore Sun photo by John Makely)
Running the Gauntlet 2007
Preakness infield spectators make a game of running the gauntlet, as those daring enough to become targets run from one length of a line of urinals to the other, while some in the sea of people hurl filled cans and bottles of beer at them.
Preakness infield spectators make a game of running the gauntlet, as those daring enough to become targets run from one length of a line of urinals to the other, while some in the sea of people hurl filled cans and bottles of beer at them. (Karl Merton Ferron, The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Infield
134th Preakness Stakes. (L-R) Tony Caruso, Harrisburg, PA., Travis Simpson, Harrisburg, PA., A.J. McDeavitt, Harrisburg, PA., and Markham Rollins, White Plains, N.Y. play Beer Pong in the infield at Preakness.
134th Preakness Stakes. (L-R) Tony Caruso, Harrisburg, PA., Travis Simpson, Harrisburg, PA., A.J. McDeavitt, Harrisburg, PA., and Markham Rollins, White Plains, N.Y. play Beer Pong in the infield at Preakness. (Lloyd Fox, The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2012
The beer bong crowds were not as common since patrons can't bring in their own beer, but some still managed to line up for the annual Preakness infield event.
The beer bong crowds were not as common since patrons can't bring in their own beer, but some still managed to line up for the annual Preakness infield event. (Gene Sweeney Jr., Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Infield 2014
A long afternoon for this fan at Pimlico for the running of the 2014 Preakness Stakes.
A long afternoon for this fan at Pimlico for the running of the 2014 Preakness Stakes. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun Photo)
Infield Bikini contest 2013
All 24 contestants participating in the Infield Bikini contest at the 2013 Preakness.
All 24 contestants participating in the Infield Bikini contest at the 2013 Preakness. (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
133rd Preakness
Preakness fan Jason Yost dives onto a slide as infield spectators soak up the 133rd Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.
Preakness fan Jason Yost dives onto a slide as infield spectators soak up the 133rd Preakness at Pimlico Race Course. (Sun photo by Gene Sweeney Jr.)
Preakness 2011
A woman on the infield is tossed into the air with a blanket.
A woman on the infield is tossed into the air with a blanket. (Brian Krista, b)
Preakness 2011
Kim Moore of Annapolis gets cheers from the crowd in the infield after she circles the bat 10 times after drinking a beer from the bat.136th Preakness at Pimlico Race Course.
Kim Moore of Annapolis gets cheers from the crowd in the infield after she circles the bat 10 times after drinking a beer from the bat.136th Preakness at Pimlico Race Course. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2016
People walk along Secretariat Street in the Preakness Infield, as water from earlier rains makes for a sloppy path.
People walk along Secretariat Street in the Preakness Infield, as water from earlier rains makes for a sloppy path. (Christopher T. Assaf / Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2018
A visitor to the infield goes down in the mud between races at the 143rd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore.
A visitor to the infield goes down in the mud between races at the 143rd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore. (Joshua McKerrow, Baltimore Sun M / Baltimore Sun Media Group)
125th Preakness
Sticking to it: Sarah Cook gets creative with tape during the 125th Preakness infield festivities.
Sticking to it: Sarah Cook gets creative with tape during the 125th Preakness infield festivities. (Sun photo by Perry Thorsvik)
Preakness 2018
Well dressed visitors to the infield carefully pick their way through the mud at the 143rd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore.
Well dressed visitors to the infield carefully pick their way through the mud at the 143rd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore. (Joshua McKerrow, Baltimore Sun M / Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Preakness 2018
Christina Guarino of Philadelphia uses bags to cover her feet while in the infield during the 143rd Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
Christina Guarino of Philadelphia uses bags to cover her feet while in the infield during the 143rd Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. (Jen Rynda / Baltimore Sun Media Group)
Preakness in the mud 2018
Jordan Barry and another attendee wrestle in the mud in the infield during the 143rd Preakness.
Jordan Barry and another attendee wrestle in the mud in the infield during the 143rd Preakness. (Leeann Adams / Baltimore Sun)
Preakness mud 2018
Responding to the crowd's urges, Ryan Bradshaw of Columbia dives into the mud pit in the infield at Pimlico Race Course.
Responding to the crowd's urges, Ryan Bradshaw of Columbia dives into the mud pit in the infield at Pimlico Race Course. (Karl Merton Ferron / Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 1998
From left, Stephanie Granville, Steve Spahr, Keith Bistline (sitting on cooler) , Todd Prete, and J.T. Copits, all of Pittsburgh, PA, enjoy a dip in the pool in the infield before the running of the Preakness Stakes in 1998.
From left, Stephanie Granville, Steve Spahr, Keith Bistline (sitting on cooler) , Todd Prete, and J.T. Copits, all of Pittsburgh, PA, enjoy a dip in the pool in the infield before the running of the Preakness Stakes in 1998. (Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun)
Rowdy fans
Security personnel pull an unidentified person over a railing after a fight started in the infield at Pimlico Race Course before the start of the 134th Preakness.
Security personnel pull an unidentified person over a railing after a fight started in the infield at Pimlico Race Course before the start of the 134th Preakness. (Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox)
Bikini contest 2009
Spectators take pictures with their camera phones as the participants in the bikini contest line up on the stage in the infield at Pimlico Race Course.
Spectators take pictures with their camera phones as the participants in the bikini contest line up on the stage in the infield at Pimlico Race Course. (Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox)
Preakness infield 2009
Dressed up like a jockey, Vince Cerni (left) dances in the infield with Nicole Pagan. They are both attending their first Preakness.
Dressed up like a jockey, Vince Cerni (left) dances in the infield with Nicole Pagan. They are both attending their first Preakness. (Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox)
Preakness infield
Fans in the infield had to cope with muddy conditions in order to use the restrooms.
Fans in the infield had to cope with muddy conditions in order to use the restrooms. (Sun photo by Gene Sweeney)
Preakness 2017
Josh Tang, center, of Boston, Mass. with a bunch of friends as they head to the Preankess infield. Preakness fans on the day of the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.
Josh Tang, center, of Boston, Mass. with a bunch of friends as they head to the Preankess infield. Preakness fans on the day of the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)
Horse head to head 2011
Chuck Riscavage, left, and Mike Califano, right, go head to head with their horse heads in the infield at Pimlico Race Course before the 136th Preakness.
Chuck Riscavage, left, and Mike Califano, right, go head to head with their horse heads in the infield at Pimlico Race Course before the 136th Preakness. (Baltimore Sun photo by Lloyd Fox)
Preakness beer patrol 2007
Zak Wilkinson of Hereford watches Preakness Day festivities from the infield of Pimlico Race Course while sporting his "beer patrol" helmet. 132nd Preakness Stakes.
Zak Wilkinson of Hereford watches Preakness Day festivities from the infield of Pimlico Race Course while sporting his "beer patrol" helmet. 132nd Preakness Stakes. (Baltimore Sun photo by Christopher T. Assaf,)
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