Hazel Park Raceway

Hazel Park, Michigan

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141 Years of Preakness Stakes History

preakness_3Pimlico Race Course's Preakness Stakes is named after the bay colt who won the racetrack's inaugural Dinner Party Stakes (now the Dixie Stakes) in 1870. The Preakness Stakes was inaugurated three years later, in 1873, two years before the Kentucky Derby, and has been a high-stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbred horses since its inauguration. Beginning in 1890, the Preakness was held at racetracks in New York. Several Preakness traditions, such as the musical rendering of Maryland's state song, are attributed to the 1909 Preakness, when the race returned to Pimlico after nearly two decades away, and has been held there every year since. 1940 Preakness winner Bimelech was the first horse to wear the blanket of Black-Eyed Susan flowers.

Watch and Wager on the Preakness May 21!

preakness_imageCome watch and wager on Pimlico's Preakness Stakes at Hazel Park Raceway this Saturday, May 21! Watch all the fun, sip on a Black Eyed Susan, buy a Preakness glass, and see if Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist will remain undefeated! Our doors open at 9:30 a.m., and the festivities will last even after Race 13 has been run! We'll have several drink stands throughout our facility and a cookout in our paddock area in the afternoon. Make sure you come out and watch this second leg of the Triple Crown here at Hazel Park Raceway! [Click here for more info]

Early Hours at Hazel Park for Preakness

early_hoursAs part of our Preakness Stakes celebrations, the doors will be opening early here at Hazel Park Raceway on Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21. On Friday, our doors will be opening at 10:30 a.m., with Pimlico's first race broadcasting at 11:30 a.m. We will also be taking advanced wagers for the Preakness Stakes on Friday. On Saturday, doors will be open at 9:30 a.m., with Pimlico's first race posting at 10:30 a.m.

Preakness Stakes Coming May 21

preakness2Now that the Kentucky Derby has been run and done, Pimlico Race Course's annual Preakness Stakes is fast approaching! The second leg of the Triple Crown is run on a dirt track and features a purse of $1,500,000! Watch all the action in Baltimore from Hazel Park Raceway! Will Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist remain undefeated? Find out here at Hazel Park Raceway on May 21!

10 Mile Entrance Temporarily Closed

10_mile_entranceThe entrance on 10 Mile Road to Hazel Park Raceway will be temporarily closed from Tuesday, May 24 through our live racing meet. However, you can still access our entrance off of Dequindre Road. If you are coming to the race track from I-696, turn left onto 10 Mile Road, going past the closed entrance and turn right onto Dequindre. The Dequindre entrance is about 1/4 of a mile down the road.

Mobile Wagering is now available at Hazel Park Raceway

Hazel Park Mobile WageringNow you can place your wagers on live racing right here at Hazel Park Raceway or on any of the race tracks we carry for simulcast from your mobile phone or other mobile device while you are at Hazel Park Raceway. It’s convenient and easy to do. Just stop by the Customer Service desk on the 2nd floor of the Clubhouse, fund your account and receive your Account ID and PIN number. Then connect to HP MobileWagering WiFi Network, open your Internet browser and go to bet.hazelparkraceway.com. On the login page enter your Account ID and PIN number and start wagering.

Party Suites

Party SuiteCheck out the new Party Suites sponsored by Valentine Distilling Co. Located on the ground level right next to the track, these suites are perfect for any group outing. No matter what size of group you have (1-100), these Party Suite seats will make your night at the races even better. Contact our group sales department at 248-398-1000 (ext. 236) to reserve space in the Party Suite section.

Dollar Night – Every Friday!

Dollar NightTonight and every Friday night is DOLLAR NIGHT at Hazel Park Raceway. $1 Hot Dogs, Pop, Popcorn and Live Programs plus $2-16oz Draft Beer. So come on out for an exciting night of live thoroughbred racing at Hazel Park Raceway.