Racing returns to Pimlico Race Course on Thursday for the opening of its 12-day Preakness meet, highlighted by the 142nd Preakness Stakes on May 20. The middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown, the 13/16-mile Preakness is the centerpiece of an eight-stakes card that includes the $250,000 Longines Dixie (G2), $150,000 Gallorette Stakes (G3) and $150,000 Maryland Sprint (G3). Post time on Preakness Day is 10:30 a.m. for the 14-race program. The 93rd running of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan (G2) for 3-year-old fillies is the focal point of a seven-stakes program on May 19 along with the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3), $150,000 Allaire DuPont Distaff (G3) and $150,000 Adena Springs Miss Preakness (G3). The day also marks the return of the Ultimate Girls Day Out, an entire day dedicated to the spirit and strength of women. Racing will be conducted Thursday through Sunday with the exception of May 21. The meet wraps up with a special Memorial Day program on May 29.