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New Preakness Date Uncertain but Infield Party Canceled

The running of the 145th Preakness Stakes has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The running of the 145th Preakness Stakes has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. |  Photo: Courtesy of the Preakness Stakes

Associated Press
Created: April 03, 2020 02:12 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) - The Preakness is looking for a new date this year and has decided to cancel the infield party that is a staple of the Triple Crown race.

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The event in Baltimore is normally held on the third Saturday in May.

The owners of Pimlico Race Course and the Maryland Jockey Club issued a statement Friday saying the outbreak of the coronavirus around the country has caused officials to delay the race and cancel InfieldFest 2020.
 

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