# Pimlico race course
Preakness Stakes lineup for this Saturday
The 147th running of the Preakness Stakes will be today at 7:01 Eastern Standard Time (EST) at the Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, MD. Normally, the winner of the Kentucky Derby will race in the Preakness in an attempt to achieve immortality by securing the Triple Crown. However, the owners of Rich Strike decided to have the horse skip the Preakness in order to be well-rested for the Belmont in three weeks.
Preakness to affect road closures, street parking in Park Heights
Preakness Live is this coming Saturday, May 21, and in preparation for the thousands of people it will attract, the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) will implement traffic modifications around Pimlico Race Course.