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 and we’ll re-post them here.

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

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

Overheard at the Preakness

Who says comedy is hard? Without even trying, you contributed the below gems to last year’s Overheard at the Preakness feature and made us LOL several times. Yeah, that was us. (Someone at the betting windows told us we have a “horse laugh.” Not sure whether that was a joke.)

Awkward laugh and all, we’ll have our ears open again May 19. But, Preakness-goers have more than 100,000 mouths. 

On race day, help make sure we don’t miss something funny, strange, classic — perhaps even legendary — by sending it to this blog. To do so, simply email the quote (and an illustrative picture, if you like) to

Like your teacher said: We all want to laugh, too.   

As promised, here are some of last year’s highlights:

  • “This is the only horse I’ve seen all day.”
    — infield fan with horse head costume
  • “Either way, it’s time to accelerate your drinking consumption significantly!”
    Black-eyed Susan vendor’s Rapture-inspired sales pitch
  • “Where’s the ice cream stand?”
    big, heavily tatooed guy to usher
  • “Yankees suck!”
    — group marching through infield tunnel (chanting) 
  • “Hold on, I wanna place my bets before I get too drunk.”
  • “Got any betting tips?” / “Yeah, don’t bet.”
    Overheard after a photo finish