The Preakness Stakes (G1) first ran in 1873. The middle jewel of the Triple Crown finds its home at Pimlico Race Course in Maryland and is traditionally run on a Saturday. The race is preceded by the Black-Eyed Susan for fillies and mares on Friday.
The Preakness Stakes winner is awarded the famous Woodlawn Vase, originally created by Tiffany and Company in 1860, and adorned with a blanket fashioned from Black-Eyed Susan flowers.
A unique long held tradition of celebrating the Preakness winner is to paint the weather vane that sits on top of the Old Clubhouse copula replica.