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