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Maryland Jockey Club unveils 2016 Preakness Logo

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TwinSpires Staff

November 3rd, 2015

Edited Press Release

The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the official logo for the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes (G1). The middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown will take place Saturday, May 21 at historic Pimlico Race Course.

For the 17th consecutive year, the Leffler Agency designed the official logo of the Preakness.

"In the spirit of tradition, our agency’s creative team successfully captured all of the customary logo elements into a unique look for the 141st year, while achieving our goal of creating a classic, almost retro, design with a contemporary edge," said Heather Connellee, CEO of The Leffler Agency.

The annual running of the Preakness is a classic American institution. First contested in 1873, it is one of Thoroughbred horse racing's most valued Grade 1 stakes races and one of the largest single-day sporting events in the United States, A record crowd of 131,680 watched American Pharoah win the "The People's Race...The People's Party" in May on his way to becoming the 12th Triple Crown winner and first in 37 years.

Tickets for Preakness 141 went on sale October 5 as did renewal notices. Renewal notices have a deadline of Januray 15, 2016.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the Preakness ticket office (877-206-8042) or by logging on ticketfly.com/org/1780.

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