Preakness 2022: Your guide to the 147th running of the Preakness

Preakness 2022: Your guide to the 147th running of the Preakness

The middle jewel of the Triple Crown returns in 2022 on May 21.

The Preakness was postponed to October in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, which marked the latest running of the race in a history that dates back to 1873. And, Rombauer won last year’s race, which returned to its spot as the second race in the Triple Crown.

This year’s race will be highly anticipated to see whether long-shot Kentucky Derby-winner Rich Strike can get one win away from the most improbable Triple Crown ever.

 EXPLAINERHow 81-1 shot Rich Strike won the Kentucky Derby

PREAKNESS LIVE & INFIELDFEST

Last year, Preakness LIVE replaced InfieldFest with a socially distant concert experience. This year’s Preakness will feature both programs!

Preakness LIVE on Friday, May 20, is being billed as racing’s biggest after-party! It’s a culinary, arts and music festival taking place from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Get Preakness LIVE tickets here.

Preakness LIVE set times — main stage from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • 5 p.m. — Brittney Spencer
  • 5:30 p.m. — DJ Quicksilva
  • 6 p.m. — D-Nice, featuring Darin Atwater and Soulful Symphony
  • 7:30 p.m. — Megan Thee Stallion
  • 9 p.m. — Ms. Lauryn Hill

The Culinary Stage opens at 4 p.m. with a Chef Expo by Marcus Samuelsson, Tom Colicchio and Gail Simmons.

The 300 Unplugged Stage starts at 4 p.m. with Brave Williams, Gary Groove, Mond Already, Money Jake, Shannon Ramsey, Yanna Maria, DJ Keebee and Hi-Def.

InfieldFest on Saturday, May 21, features performances by world-renowned artists from the heart of the historic Pimlico Race Course. This year, Marshmello is the headliner, joined by Frank Walker and Moneybagg Yo. The Chainsmokers will take part in a special NBC broadcast performance. Get InfieldFest tickets here

PREAKNESS SCHEDULE

POST-POSITION DRAW: Monday, May 16, 4 p.m. (See our coverage here)

Here are the post positions and morning lines as of Monday:

  1. Simplification (6-1)
  2. Creative Minister (10-1)
  3. Fenwick (50-1)
  4. Secret Oath (9-2)
  5. Early Voting (7-2)
  6. Happy Jack (30-1)
  7. Armagnac (12-1)
  8. Epicenter (6-5)
  9. Skippylongstocking (20-1)

BLACK-EYED SUSAN DAY: Friday, May 20. Doors at Pimlico Race Course open at 10 a.m.

PREAKNESS STAKES: Saturday, May 21, at Pimlico Race Course in northwest Baltimore. There are races all day leading up Preakness post time, which is around 6:50 p.m.

Admission gates open at 9 a.m. on Preakness Day with a first post of 10:30 a.m. Traffic flow will be the lightest before noon, and wait times could be lengthy between noon and 3 p.m.

PREAKNESS TICKET INFORMATION

General admission tickets start at $60 and go up from there for concourse, clubhouse, grandstand, dining and Turfside Terrace levels. Buy Preakness tickets in advance here.

Can’t go? Watch the special coverage and all of the Preakness Stakes on WBAL-TV 11.

PLACE YOUR BETS: How to wager on the Preakness

PROHIBITED ITEMS LIST

The following items are prohibited everywhere on Black-Eyed Susan and Preakness Days:

  • Drugs or weapons of any kind
  • Outside food or beverage of any kind
  • Glass containers of any type
  • Tents
  • Umbrellas of any kind
  • Balloons, balls and Frisbees
  • Drones of any kind
  • Selfie sticks
  • Camelbacks or water bladders of any kind
  • Chairs or folding chairs of any kind
  • Hibachis or barbecues
  • Ladders, scaffolding or other raised devices
  • Bulk or oversized carrying devices
  • Non-folding, or folding, metal furniture
  • Hand carts or wheeled carts
  • Backpacks and duffel bags

Smoking and vaping are prohibited in all indoor and seating sections. Please use designated smoking areas.

The following items are prohibited in the grandstand/clubhouse:

  • Outside beverages of any kind (including alcohol, beer, wine, soft drinks, water or other beverages)
  • Outside food of any kind
  • Coolers, backpacks or thermoses
  • Vaping not permitted anywhere indoors

The following items are permitted in the grandstand/clubhouse:

  • Beach blankets and suntan lotion
  • Cellphones, cameras (up to 35mm), camcorders and binoculars
  • Clear bags for personal items, no larger than 18 inches x 18 inches
  • Empty, clear water disposable bottles
  • Personal bags including purses, no larger than 18 inches x 18 inches (subject to search)
  • For medical needs and equipment, please see on-site supervisor

The following items are prohibited in the turfside terrace and clubhouse:

  • Outside food or beverage items
  • Coolers, backpacks, or thermoses

The following items are prohibited in the InfieldFest/Mug & Vine Lounge presented by Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer:

  • Thermoses
  • Balloons, balls, and frisbees
  • Food or beverages of any kind (including alcohol, beer, wine, soft drinks, water, or other beverages)

The following items are permitted in the InfieldFest/Mug & Vine Lounge presented by Bon & Viv Spiked Seltzer:

  • Beach blankets (InfieldFest only) and suntan lotion
  • Cellphones, cameras (up to 35mm), camcorders and binoculars

*Pimlico reserves the right to confiscate any such item.

All persons entering Pimlico and their camera bags, purses and containers are subject to direct physical search or indirect search by wanding or magnetometers.