Reliving America’s frontier days has been a trying task ever since Hollywood Westerns fell out of vogue and your 10-gallon hat was ruined by that 10-gallon guacamole recipe. Go west with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $15 for admission for one to the Derby Day Infield Party (a $30 value)
- $29 for admission for two to the Derby Day Infield Party (a $60 value) <p>
Admission includes unlimited soda and water, and unlimited beer for patrons 21 and older.<p>
On Saturday, May 5 from noon–6 p.m., horses circle Pimlico Race Course, Home of the Preakness, music from alternative rock band SafetySuit enlivens the infield, and the Kentucky Derby broadcast is shown live. During the day of partying, patrons 21+ can sip from bottomless beer mugs, and visitors of all ages get unlimited soda and water. Food trucks also pepper the grounds, selling toothsome specialties. The event is also held in anticipation of the Preakness Stakes—another jewel in the Triple Crown of horse racing—held May 19 at Pimlico two weeks after Derby Day.<p>
Pimlico Race Course
“Pimlico is more than a dirt track bound by four streets,” explained then-Maryland Club president Alfred G. Vanderbilt 50 years ago. Vanderbilt was referring to Pimlico’s status as an “American institution,” a title it has earned as the country’s second oldest racetrack. Founded in 1870, Pimlico has weathered everything from World War II to the day steeds skipped work en masse to see Seabiscuit, and remains a popular destination to this day as host to the US Triple Crown’s second leg, the Preakness Stakes. In its four-star Terrace dining room, patrons dine on buffet breakfasts and lunches as they view thoroughbreds galloping to the finish line. Meanwhile, the screens in the venue’s Sports Palace project simulcasts of offsite races, and the patrons seated in the Jockey Club enjoy especially clear views of the competing horses without having to glue equine portraits to the insides of their sunglasses.
5201 Park Heights Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland 21215