The Preakness Stakes have a new date for 2020. The 145th edition of the Triple Crown race will take place on October 3, 2020 at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland, Governor Larry Hogan announced on May 16.
Preakness 2020 was originally scheduled to take place on May 16, but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of the race, NBC broadcast an hour-long special, "The Middle Jewel: American Pharoah’s Run to the Triple Crown", which showcased the Thoroughbred's dominant victory in Preakness 2015.
During the special, Hogan announced the new date for the race.
"Under normal circumstances, I would be in Pimlico with you, presenting the Woodlawn trophy to the winner of the 145th Preakness Stakes," said Hogan. "But as we all know, these are not ordinary circumstances."
The Kentucky Derby was already postponed to September 5, four weeks before the rescheduled Preakness. The third leg of the Triple Crown, the Belmont Stakes in Elmont, N.Y., has not yet been rescheduled. It was scheduled for June 6.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says may 16 that horse racing on tracks across the state may resume on June 1 without spectators.
When is Preakness Stakes 2020?
The Preakness Stakes 2020 will now take place on October 3, 2020. The event normally takes place on the third Saturday in May, but this year's race has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Where will Preakness Stakes 2020 be held?
The Preakness Stakes will take place at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.
How far are the Preakness Stakes 2020?
The Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing, is 9.5 meters long, an official distance of 1 3/16 miles. Preakness 2020 will be the 145th edition of "The People & # 39; s Race". The first running took place in 1873.