Pimlico achieved record handle and attendance for GII Black-Eyed Susan S. day Friday, a race that was won by Point of Honor (Curlin). Total handle on Friday's 14-race Black-Eyed Susan program was $22.281 million, surpassing the previous record of $19.895 million set in 2017 by nearly 20%. Attendance was 51,573, surpassing the record of 2017 of 50,339.
“Thank you to our horsemen, talented riders and fans for an outstanding Black-Eyed Susan Day! With record handle and attendance this is an incredible way to kick off Preakness weekend,” said Tim Ritvo, Chief Operating Officer of The Stronach Group. “Our team has worked tirelessly to deliver an amazing entertainment experience and we look forward to a truly memorable Preakness Day.”