Pimlico Horse Track Odds - Preakness Stakes
Main Track: One Mile, oval
Distance from last turn to finish line: 1,152 Feet
Post Time: 1:10 p.m.
Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, first opened its doors on October 25, 1870, making it the second oldest racetrack in the nation behind Saratoga, which debuted in 1864 in upstate New York.
Pimlico' was the name given the area by English settlers in Colonial times, although the 'Pemblicoe' spelling appeared on the original settlement charter granted to a group of Englishmen in 1669. The colonists hailed from an area near London, and harbored memories of a famous landmark 'Olde Ben Pimlico's Tavern.
The track was often referred to as “Old Hilltop” due to a small rise in the infield that was a favorite gathering place for thoroughbred trainers and race enthusiasts. The hill was removed in 1938 as it obscured the view of the backstretch.
Many horse racing fans regard Pimlico as one of the most important tracks in the United States because of its history and association with the Preakness Stakes. Though most commonly known because of hosting the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, Pimlico is not without other significant races.
The Pimlico Special, the Dixie Stakes, and the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes are three of the other major races to take place at Pimlico Race Course.
The horse betting action at Pimlico race track is nothing short of exhilarating. Bet on any of Pimlico's regular races during its season, or better yet, bet on the ponies during a major Triple Crown stakes or handicap event.
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