Pimlico Receives NTRA Safety, Integrity Alliance Reaccreditation

America’s second-oldest racetrack, established in 1870, will host the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes, middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, on May 19.
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Pimlico, America’s second-oldest racetrack established in 1870, will host the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes, middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, on May 19. | Photo: Courtesy Jon Kral/Maryland Jockey Club

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has announced that Baltimore, Maryland’s historic Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness Stakes, has earned NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance reaccreditation.

America’s second-oldest racetrack, established in 1870, opened its 12-date spring meet last week and will host the 143rd running of the Preakness, middle jewel of Thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, on Saturday. Racing continues Thursdays to Sundays (except this Sunday, the day after the Preakness) with a special closing day program on Memorial Day, May 28.

Pimlico’s reaccreditation was the culmination of a lengthy process that began with the track completing an extensive written application and continued as the track hosted several meetings with Alliance officials. An on-site review included inspections of all facets of the racing operations and interviews with track executives, racetrack personnel, jockeys, owners, trainers, veterinarians, stewards, and regulators

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