Our racehorse name is Calvert Magic. What’s yours?

(Yes, there’s a My Little Pony-related Easter Egg in the racehorse name generator this year.)

Are you a Preakness Infield Party Animal? Or maybe you’re a Pitbull Groupie or a fancy Lady of the Grandstand?

Quiz: What’s your Preakness personality?

How has the Preakness infield’s reputation changed?

Well, a University of Maryland senior told us she thought Preakness was a music festival — not the second leg of the Triple Crown or the center of debauchery.

Share your Preakness style with us on Pinterest for a chance to win two tickets to see Kenny Chesney at FedEx Field. Details.

Only in Baltimore do sneakers become cup holders at the Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

Only in Baltimore do sneakers become cup holders at the Preakness Stakes. (Lloyd Fox/Baltimore Sun)

The crowds go wild at last weekend’s Preakness Stakes.

Remember when… at the Preakness

She said what? He did what?

Laugh along with us and fellow Preakness goers by sharing your favorite overheard quotes or funny photos.

Simply email them to ohpreak@gmail.com and we’ll re-post them here.

One more air guitar extraordinaire

Which “Air Guitarist” from the Preakness InField Fest is your favorite?

Air guitar at Preakness.

More air guitar from Preakness InField. 

You’ll have another…

What’s a Ridiculous Preakness without drinks? We thought you’d never ask. 

Whether you prefer the traditional Black Eyed Susan, a modern remix, or some of Baltimore’s best bartenders’ own attempts at a signature Preakness drink, our mobile Preakness guide has you covered. 

(Oh, there’s lots of other handy tips, too, for those going to the race as well as watching. If it takes drinks to get you in the door, so be it.)


That’s what you said

If you’re going to the Preakness tomorrow and don’t overhear something funny, you’re doing it wrong. 

From the infield, to the grandstand, to the corporate village, the number of quotable moments rivals the sea of litter revelers will leave for workers the morning after. 

Since you’re here, we know you’ll be doing it right. When you do hear or see something funny, add it to this blog by emailing quotes and pictures to ohpreak@gmail.com

We’ll be posting submissions through Preakness Day. So, join us tomorrow in doing what Baltimore does best: laughing at itself. 

You certainly look cool…

… “Thanks, you don’t look so hot yourself.” (Sorry, Yogi Berra quote. Couldn’t help it.)

If you like your Preaknesses hot or muddy, this year might not be your year. The forecast calls for a clear, under 80-degree race day. 

This time, the meteorological records, at least, appear safe.  

The hottest Preakness of the past 30 years was 1998, when the mercury hit 90. 

The coolest came five years later. In 2003, it barely got above 53. 

We couldn’t find any record keepers of mud volume, but 2005 has to be a contender.


Just practicing our umpire call. Slip and slide through a waterfall of beer at your own risk. 

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