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Preakness day 2021 at Pimlico | PHOTOS

Horses burst from the gate at the start of the Gallorette Stakes, the 6th race of the day at the 2021 Preakness weekend at Pimlico Race Course.
(Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)

Preakness day 2021 at Pimlico | PHOTOS

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The scene at Pimlico leading up to the running of the Preakness Stakes.
Gallorette Stakes
Horses burst from the gate at the start of the Gallorette Stakes, the 6th race of the day at the 2021 Preakness weekend at Pimlico Race Course.
Horses burst from the gate at the start of the Gallorette Stakes, the 6th race of the day at the 2021 Preakness weekend at Pimlico Race Course. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Irad Ortiz is congratulated after riding Special Reserve to victory in the 11th race at Pimlico. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
Irad Ortiz is congratulated after riding Special Reserve to victory in the 11th race at Pimlico. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Firecrow (#11) with jockey Joel Rosario onboard wins the Jim McKay Turf Sprint the 10th undercard race of the day on the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Firecrow (#11) with jockey Joel Rosario onboard wins the Jim McKay Turf Sprint the 10th undercard race of the day on the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Preakness Day 2021
People attend concert from the pods Preakness 2021. May 15, 2021
People attend concert from the pods Preakness 2021. May 15, 2021 (Sanya Kamidi/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Day 2021
During Preakness 2021, #1 The King Cheek beats #4 Hosier by a nose in the first race of the day. May 15, 2021
During Preakness 2021, #1 The King Cheek beats #4 Hosier by a nose in the first race of the day. May 15, 2021 (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
An unidentified race horse is cooled off by water spray after running in the 10th undercard race of the day on the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
An unidentified race horse is cooled off by water spray after running in the 10th undercard race of the day on the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Preakness 2021
Horses run toward the finish line in the Maryland Sprint Stakes as seen through a tarp covering that hides the dilapidated grandstand that has been condemned for future demolition.
Horses run toward the finish line in the Maryland Sprint Stakes as seen through a tarp covering that hides the dilapidated grandstand that has been condemned for future demolition. (Karl Merton Ferron)
The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Firecrow (#11), left, with jockey Joel Rosario onboard races The Critical Way with jockey Luis Saez down the stretch in the Jim McKay Turf Sprint the 10th undercard race of the day on the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Firecrow (#11), left, with jockey Joel Rosario onboard races The Critical Way with jockey Luis Saez down the stretch in the Jim McKay Turf Sprint the 10th undercard race of the day on the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Preakness 2021
A race day coordinator switches out numbers before an early race at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21.
A race day coordinator switches out numbers before an early race at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Irad Ortiz, Jr. rides Chub Wagon to victory in the 9th race of the day. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
Irad Ortiz, Jr. rides Chub Wagon to victory in the 9th race of the day. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Security staff at Pimlico get ready to transport the Black-eyed Susan Blanket over to the Winner's Circle at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21.
Security staff at Pimlico get ready to transport the Black-eyed Susan Blanket over to the Winner's Circle at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Friends Joshua Perry, from left, Shomari Taylor, Claire Ross and Tom Rose, cheer during an undercard race before the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Friends Joshua Perry, from left, Shomari Taylor, Claire Ross and Tom Rose, cheer during an undercard race before the 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Preakness 2021
Donald Joy, here at his first Preakness Stakes, watches the starting gates at Pimlico Race Course before the horses take off. 05.15.21.
Donald Joy, here at his first Preakness Stakes, watches the starting gates at Pimlico Race Course before the horses take off. 05.15.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
A horse is walked around the paddock before the 6th race of the day. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
A horse is walked around the paddock before the 6th race of the day. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Bartender Chad Groht makes a Black Eye Susan cocktail at the Inside Rail at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Bartender Chad Groht makes a Black Eye Susan cocktail at the Inside Rail at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Preakness 2021 Woodlawn Vase
The Woodlawn Vase is carried to the track after the 7th race. The trophy is awardedy to the winning owner of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
The Woodlawn Vase is carried to the track after the 7th race. The trophy is awardedy to the winning owner of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Carol Cedeno takes off one of the many pairs of goggles that are worn during the race. Preakness Day ay Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
Carol Cedeno takes off one of the many pairs of goggles that are worn during the race. Preakness Day ay Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Fashion
Brittany Dixon and Sam The Bugler announce the post time at Pimlico Race Course on Preakness Day.
Brittany Dixon and Sam The Bugler announce the post time at Pimlico Race Course on Preakness Day. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Darby Lasky, left, of Owings Mills, and sister Sydnee sample cocktails they are purchasing at the Inside Rail bar at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Darby Lasky, left, of Owings Mills, and sister Sydnee sample cocktails they are purchasing at the Inside Rail bar at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Preakness 2021
Bill Stinson of Annapolis enjoys the afternoon at Pimlico. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
Bill Stinson of Annapolis enjoys the afternoon at Pimlico. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Fashion
People look out from a balcony of the Stronach Group tent at the 146th Preakness.
People look out from a balcony of the Stronach Group tent at the 146th Preakness. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
From left, Keith Asmussen congratulates jockey, Ricardo Santana after Santana win the 3rd race of the day. Preakness Day ay Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
From left, Keith Asmussen congratulates jockey, Ricardo Santana after Santana win the 3rd race of the day. Preakness Day ay Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Mighty Mischief wins the 3rd race, The Chick Lang Stakes. Preakness day at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
Mighty Mischief wins the 3rd race, The Chick Lang Stakes. Preakness day at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Jockey, Jose Ortiz takes off his silks in the winner's circle after winning the second race of the day. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
Jockey, Jose Ortiz takes off his silks in the winner's circle after winning the second race of the day. Preakness 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Preakness
Horses charge down the turf in the second race on Preakness Saturday.
Horses charge down the turf in the second race on Preakness Saturday. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
John Cleary, at his 22nd Preakness, watches as the horses make their way to the finish line during an earlier race. Next to him in the grandstands at Pimlico Race Course is his son Sean Cleary, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21.
John Cleary, at his 22nd Preakness, watches as the horses make their way to the finish line during an earlier race. Next to him in the grandstands at Pimlico Race Course is his son Sean Cleary, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
2021 Preakness
An undercard horse is led to the paddock after the 3rd race on Preakness weekend 2021.
An undercard horse is led to the paddock after the 3rd race on Preakness weekend 2021. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021 - Pimlico neighborhood
Music blared across the Pimlico parking lot from Richard Thomas’ front porch, where he and his friends Jason Pacheco, known as “DJ Axe the Champ,” and Duane Charles, “DJ Tally,” welcomed returning Preakness attendees with a set of thumping pop hits and Caribbean reggae. “We always do this for the Preakness,” said Thomas, 54, who has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years. “We’re telling everybody ‘Welcome back.’”
Music blared across the Pimlico parking lot from Richard Thomas’ front porch, where he and his friends Jason Pacheco, known as “DJ Axe the Champ,” and Duane Charles, “DJ Tally,” welcomed returning Preakness attendees with a set of thumping pop hits and Caribbean reggae. “We always do this for the Preakness,” said Thomas, 54, who has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years. “We’re telling everybody ‘Welcome back.’” (Colin Campbell)
The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 15, 2021.
Pat Murphy, left, of Towson, met her husband Gary Bauer, right, on Preakness Day at Pimlico Race Course 20 years ago. They are trying to figure out which horses to bet on for this year's Preakness Stakes on May 15, 2021.
Pat Murphy, left, of Towson, met her husband Gary Bauer, right, on Preakness Day at Pimlico Race Course 20 years ago. They are trying to figure out which horses to bet on for this year's Preakness Stakes on May 15, 2021. (Kenneth K. Lam)
Preakness Day 2021
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During Preakness 2021 Jockey Johan Rosado is checked in after falling off his horse in the first race. May 15, 2021 (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Greg Kaczka, left, cheers as the horse he bet on, Mighty Mischief, crosses the finish line in first place during an early race. Next to him in the grandstand at Pimlico Race Course is Matt Bush, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21.
Greg Kaczka, left, cheers as the horse he bet on, Mighty Mischief, crosses the finish line in first place during an early race. Next to him in the grandstand at Pimlico Race Course is Matt Bush, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Fans watch as tractors tend to the dirt track at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21.
Fans watch as tractors tend to the dirt track at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness spectators
From left to right, Amanda Sibley, Ben Thissell, Jackie Atkins and Don Atkins from Timonium and White Marsh, respectively. All are longtime Preakness-goers — usually on the infield, except when they can sneak into swankier spots — and were thrilled with the weather so far today.
From left to right, Amanda Sibley, Ben Thissell, Jackie Atkins and Don Atkins from Timonium and White Marsh, respectively. All are longtime Preakness-goers — usually on the infield, except when they can sneak into swankier spots — and were thrilled with the weather so far today. (Bryn Stole/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Fans make their way to their seats, which are spread out into pods at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21.
Fans make their way to their seats, which are spread out into pods at Pimlico Race Course, photographed on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Day
Jockey Johan Rosado sits up after being thrown by Market Cap in the 23rd running of the Sir Barton Stakes, the first race on Preakness Day. May 15, 2021.
Jockey Johan Rosado sits up after being thrown by Market Cap in the 23rd running of the Sir Barton Stakes, the first race on Preakness Day. May 15, 2021. (Kim Hairston/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Day 2021
People are at the betting windows inside the Grandstand during Preakness 2021. May 15, 2021
People are at the betting windows inside the Grandstand during Preakness 2021. May 15, 2021 (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Preakness
Jockey Johan Rosado lays in the dirt after falling off horse Market Cap out of the gate in the first race on Preakness Saturday.
Jockey Johan Rosado lays in the dirt after falling off horse Market Cap out of the gate in the first race on Preakness Saturday. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness infield
A worker carries trash cans to the individual pods set up for the Preakness Live infield concert at Pimlico on Saturday.
A worker carries trash cans to the individual pods set up for the Preakness Live infield concert at Pimlico on Saturday. (Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
Steve and Jill Pawson, who traveled here from Connecticut, watch an earlier race at Pimlico Race Course on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21. This is their first time to the Preakness Stakes.
Steve and Jill Pawson, who traveled here from Connecticut, watch an earlier race at Pimlico Race Course on the day of the 2021 Preakness Stakes. 05.15.21. This is their first time to the Preakness Stakes. (Ulysses Muñoz/The Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Day 2021
People inside the Grandstand during Preakness 2021. May 15, 2021
People inside the Grandstand during Preakness 2021. May 15, 2021 (Karl Merton Ferron/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Day 2021
During Preakness 2021, Jockey Jamie Rodriguez celebrates his victory while riding The King Cheek in the first race of the day. May 15, 2021
During Preakness 2021, Jockey Jamie Rodriguez celebrates his victory while riding The King Cheek in the first race of the day. May 15, 2021 (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Preakness
Willia Turner offers parking at Hayward and Ethelbert Ave in the Pimlico neighborhood on Preakness day 2021.
Willia Turner offers parking at Hayward and Ethelbert Ave in the Pimlico neighborhood on Preakness day 2021. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Preakness
Kevon Gibbs does some people-watching in front of his home on Hayward Ave near the Pimlico track on Preakness day 2021.
Kevon Gibbs does some people-watching in front of his home on Hayward Ave near the Pimlico track on Preakness day 2021. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Day
Market Cap runs without it's jockey in the first race after the jockey fell off at the starting gate. Preakness Day 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes.
Market Cap runs without it's jockey in the first race after the jockey fell off at the starting gate. Preakness Day 2021 at Pimlico Race Course for the running of the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox / Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021
During Preakness 2021 jockeys line up to watch the first race of the day.
During Preakness 2021 jockeys line up to watch the first race of the day. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)
2021 Preakness
Erin Miles gets food ready for sale at his house on Hayward Ave near the Pimlico track during Preakness 2021.
Erin Miles gets food ready for sale at his house on Hayward Ave near the Pimlico track during Preakness 2021. (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Day 2021
Walter Harlow of Norfolk VA shakes hands with a Pimlico neighborhood resident (who didnÕt want to be identified) after procuring a parking spot at his home during Preakness 2021. May 15, 2021
Walter Harlow of Norfolk VA shakes hands with a Pimlico neighborhood resident (who didnÕt want to be identified) after procuring a parking spot at his home during Preakness 2021. May 15, 2021 (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Day 2021
During Preakness 2021 Sam Turner directs a car to a parking spot in his neighborhood. He looks forward to seeing the visitors every year, and has several regular parkers who come to his lot. May 15, 2021
During Preakness 2021 Sam Turner directs a car to a parking spot in his neighborhood. He looks forward to seeing the visitors every year, and has several regular parkers who come to his lot. May 15, 2021 (Barbara Haddock Taylor/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness 2021 - Pimlico neighborhood
Music blared across the Pimlico parking lot from Richard Thomas’ front porch, where he and his friends Jason Pacheco, known as “DJ Axe the Champ,” and Duane Charles, “DJ Tally,” welcomed returning Preakness attendees with a set of thumping pop hits and Caribbean reggae. “We always do this for the Preakness,” said Thomas, 54, who has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years. “We’re telling everybody ‘Welcome back.’”
Music blared across the Pimlico parking lot from Richard Thomas’ front porch, where he and his friends Jason Pacheco, known as “DJ Axe the Champ,” and Duane Charles, “DJ Tally,” welcomed returning Preakness attendees with a set of thumping pop hits and Caribbean reggae. “We always do this for the Preakness,” said Thomas, 54, who has lived in the neighborhood for 20 years. “We’re telling everybody ‘Welcome back.’” (Colin Campbell)
Preakness 2021 - Pimlico neighborhood
Denise Jackson, who grew up on Winner Avenue, bobbed her head to the music in a folding chair in her yard next door, where she sold “Twisted Ice,” guava, strawberry, banana and mango snow cones.
Denise Jackson, who grew up on Winner Avenue, bobbed her head to the music in a folding chair in her yard next door, where she sold “Twisted Ice,” guava, strawberry, banana and mango snow cones. (Colin Campbell)
Preakness 2021
John Merrick (left), Charles Wynn (middle) and Sander Moore (right), all retirees of the military, attended Preakness for the first time on Saturday. They drove from Anne Arundel County and made sure to be at the event around noon and will be there until the end of the event.
John Merrick (left), Charles Wynn (middle) and Sander Moore (right), all retirees of the military, attended Preakness for the first time on Saturday. They drove from Anne Arundel County and made sure to be at the event around noon and will be there until the end of the event. (Billy Jean Louis)
Preakness 2021
The scene from the pods set up to maintain social distancing on the Preakness infield.
The scene from the pods set up to maintain social distancing on the Preakness infield. (Sanya Kamidi)
Preakness Fashion
Colin McBride, Milwaukee, WI, cheers as Somelikeithotbrown ridden by Jose L. Ortiz wins the 12th race. McBride also attended the Kentucky Derby. 146th Preakness Stakes.
Colin McBride, Milwaukee, WI, cheers as Somelikeithotbrown ridden by Jose L. Ortiz wins the 12th race. McBride also attended the Kentucky Derby. 146th Preakness Stakes. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
Preakness Fashion
People enjoy a concert by 2 Chainz at the 146th Preakness Stakes.
People enjoy a concert by 2 Chainz at the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
146th Preakness Stakes
People enjoy a concert by 2 Chainz at the 146th Preakness Stakes.
People enjoy a concert by 2 Chainz at the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
146th Preakness Stakes
People enjoy a concert by 2 Chainz at the 146th Preakness Stakes.
People enjoy a concert by 2 Chainz at the 146th Preakness Stakes. (Kim Hairston/Baltimore Sun)
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