Home » Business » The Penthouse Club of Baltimore Is Taking The Lead On A Movement To Keep The World-Famous Preakness Stakes In Baltimore Where It All Began In 1873

The time is fast approaching for the 2019 running of The Preakness Stakes, this is the Middle Jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s most valued Grade 1 races and is an institution in America. It is in real danger of being taken away from one of the nation’s most famous horse tracks – Pimlico, in Baltimore, MD.

Baltimore, Maryland, March 2, 2019, One of the hottest topics of discussion in Baltimore these days amongst its residents, elected officials and others is the ongoing fight for the revitalization of the historic Pimlico Race Course. On the heels of the 144th running of the Preakness Stakes is the very real possibility that this Middle Jewel of the coveted Triple Crown may be gone forever.

It is going to take a concerted effort to put pressure on government officials to get the funds to re-vitalize Pimlico, which has fallen into disrepair over the years. Brian Shulman of The Penthouse Club of Baltimore has stepped-up to take the lead in this battle to keep the Preakness Stakes where it all began. Besides being a monumental event in Thoroughbred Racing, it generates an enormous amount of money for local businesses as well as Baltimore’s and this state’s Tax base.

The winner of the Kentucky Derby has only completed step one of the elusive Triple Crown journey. Now they must capture the Middle Jewel to remain a Triple Crown prospect. Only 13 horses in history have won the coveted Triple Crown. On May 18th, all eyes will be on the Preakness Stakes as we discover if Triple Crown potential lives on.

The Preakness Stakes first ran in Baltimore in 1873 and has become a tradition that must not be lost. During a recent interview, Brian Shulman, Co-Owner of The Penthouse Club of Baltimore, made these comments: “Baltimore has always been a great sports city and the Preakness is our pride and joy. I am going to dedicate my Electronic Signage at the top of our building to spread the message for all to see – “Keep Preakness In Baltimore.” Passing traffic on the motorway of over 65,000 vehicles per day will keep this on the minds of Baltimore’s residents.

People are urged to email the Governor’s office to show their support. Emails should be sent here.

The word can also be spread by using the hashtag #keeppreaknessinbaltimore. Attendance at the Preakness Stakes ranks second in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races including the Belmont Stakes, the Breeders’ Cup and the Kentucky Oaks. The attendance of the Preakness Stakes typically only trails the Kentucky Derby.

In February 2017, the Maryland Stadium Authority released the first phase of a study saying that Pimlico needed $250 million in renovations. As of May 2017, no one showed interest in financing the work. The Governor needs to seek Federal Subsidies as well as state funds to get the job done and keep The Preakness Stakes where it all began, in Baltimore at Pimlico.

This effort to keep The Preakness Stakes in Baltimore can be followed here.

Media Contact:

The Penthouse Club of Baltimore
Attn: Media Relations
Baltimore, MD