Tickets are on sale for America’s Best Racing’s seventh annual Pre-Preakness Party. The event will be held Wednesday, May 18, at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore, Md., after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Get your tickets in advance with one week remaining until the best Preakness party in town.
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (TAA), which accredits, inspects, and awards grants to approved aftercare organizations around the country, will be the beneficiary of all tickets sold. A silent auction will also be offered, with all proceeds benefitting the TAA and Beyond the Wire, a Maryland-based aftercare organization. A list of auction items is below, with some of them viewable in a slideshow.
“We’re thrilled to again be a beneficiary of this party, along with our friends at Beyond the Wire, and we’re grateful for the continued support from America’s Best Racing,” TAA Operations Consultant Stacie Clark Rogers said. “We can’t wait to kick off a great week of racing with this can’t-miss event.”
The party, which was launched by ABR in 2014, has become the unofficial Preakness Stakes week kickoff event for racing fans. In past years, connections of Preakness runners, jockeys, and various other personalities have attended the event. Attendees will also have the opportunity to interact with well-known racing handicappers who will be in attendance to share their thoughts and insights on the Preakness Stakes.
Tickets are now on sale at Eventbrite for $25 (tickets will cost $35 on site). Admission includes one drink, a light buffet of bar snacks and appetizers, and entry into a drawing for a door prize of two tickets to the 2022 Preakness Stakes on May 21 at Pimlico Race Course. The silent auction will feature items from ABR partners Christine A. Moore Millinery and Old Smoke Clothing Co., in addition to rare racing memorabilia and autographed collectibles (see list and slideshow below).
“We are proud to bring back the pre-Preakness festivities again this year and owe a lot of thanks to event supporters and sponsors who’ve enabled us to do it,” said Dan Tordjman, America’s Best Racing’s manager of partnerships and sponsorships. “ABR remains committed to putting the horse first by shining a spotlight on exceptional foundations like the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Beyond the Wire that do so much in the name of Thoroughbred aftercare.”
Who: Open to all
What: America’s Best Racing 2022 Pre-Preakness Party to benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and Beyond the Wire
When: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, 7 p.m. ET
Where: Mt. Washington Tavern; 5700 Newbury St., Baltimore, MD 21209
Tickets: $25 online or $35 if you purchase on site (all proceeds benefit TAA).
Tickets can be purchased in advance on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-pre-preakness-party-presented-by-americas-best-racing-taa-tickets-314497680027
- BUNDLE: 2018 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (Monomoy Girl) signed saddle towel plus 2018 Breeders’ Cup Saturday program
- BUNDLE: 2019 Breeders’ Cup Turf (Bricks and Mortar) signed saddle towel plus signed 2019 BC Hat
- BUNDLE: 2019 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (Blue Prize) signed saddle towel plus signed 2019 BC Hat plus 2019 Breeders’ Cup Saturday program
- BUNDLE: 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic (Vino Rosso) signed saddle towel plus signed 2019 BC Hat plus 2019 Breeders’ Cup Saturday program
- 2021 Kentucky Oaks 147 mini saddle towel signed by jockeys
- 2021 Kentucky Derby 147 mini saddle towel signed by jockeys
- 2022 Kentucky Oaks 148 mini saddle towel signed by jockeys
- 2022 Kentucky Derby 148 mini saddle towel signed by jockeys
- 2021 Preakness Stakes 146 mini saddle towel signed by jockeys (1/2)
- 2021 Preakness Stakes 146 mini saddle towel signed by jockeys (2/2)
- 2018 Preakness Stakes (Justify) program signed by Preakness jockeys
- 2021 Preakness Stakes program signed by Preakness jockeys
- John Velasquez bobblehead
- Justify poster, signed and be framed
- Kentucky Derby Trophy poster, signed and framed
- Brook Ledge van ride certificate, value of $2200
- Christine A. Moore Millinery fascinator
- Hagyard gift basket of vet products
- Tipperary vest certificate
- 2023 Uncle Lino stallion season
- Arlington Million-Budweiser 1985 framed art
- Halter – More Than Ready
- Halter – Essential Quality
- Halter – Knicks Go
- Halter – Cairo Prince
- Halter – Storm Cat