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Triple Crown

8 events to get you primed for Preakness 2018

8 events to get you primed for Preakness 2018

The Preakness, a 145-year-old tradition that annually attracts more spectators than any other sporting event in Maryland, is far bigger than just a horse race. For the week leading up to it, the entire Baltimore area becomes happily Preakness-obsessed: Heck, even giant balloons and the Chesapeake Bay’s favorite crustaceans get in on the act.

Here’s a rundown of eight ways the region can help you get pumped up for the middle jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown, set for May 19 at Pimlico Race Course. Some will take you to the home of the Preakness itself, while others showcase nearby businesses and attractions hoping to shine in its reflected glory.

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