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Tickets on Sale for ABR Pre-Preakness Party

A silent auction will be held that benefits the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

Anne M. Eberhardt

Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance announced Monday that tickets are now available for the ninth annual America's Best Racing (ABR) Pre-Preakness Party. In celebration of the 149th running of the Preakness Stakes, the ABR Pre-Preakness Party is set to be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at the Mt. Washington Tavern in Baltimore, Maryland.

Also, registration is now open for the silent auction associated with the event that benefits Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance. Proceeds from the ABR Pre-Preakness Party will benefit Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance and The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation. The event will also strive to raise awareness for a new event partner, the Ed Brown Society, which celebrates the rich history of African-Americans in the equine industry and creates opportunities for young people of color to gain industry exposure. Sponsored by the Honorable Earle I. Mack and Lael Stables, the Pre-Preakness Party is one of the most anticipated events of Preakness week.

"I am pleased to support an event that aims to holistically better our sport of horse racing, which gives us so much joy and pleasure," said Mack. "Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance's accreditation program is integral to ensure our horses are cared for after working hard for us on the racetrack. The Safety Net Foundation, in helping the humans who make up the sport, truly lives up to its name. America's Best Racing serves to grow the sports fan base. The Ed Brown Society celebrates and creates opportunities for a more racially diverse racing community. Many causes, all of them good!"

Tickets for the event are now available online for $35 per person or at the door for $40 per person. The ticket price includes:

  • One (1) complimentary drink ticket
  • Complimentary snack platters (wings, dips, veggie, cheeses)
  • Access to well-known horse racing personalities and handicapping experts
  • Networking opportunity among racing enthusiasts

In addition to an evening of networking, cocktails, and hors d'oeuvres, the silent auction will again be one of the main attractions of the Pre-Preakness Party. The auction items will be on display at the party location but bidding can be done either in-person or remotely. Registration for the auction is open, and items will continue to be added. The auction will open on Monday, May 13, at 10 a.m. ET, and will close promptly at the conclusion of the party on Wednesday, May 15, at 9:30 p.m. ET.

"When we started this event nearly a decade ago, our mission was to celebrate the middle jewel of the Triple Crown in a setting where racing fans felt welcome to participate," said Dan Tordjman, ABR's manager of partnerships. "We feel more on-mission than ever before, and we couldn't be more excited to kick off Preakness week with everyone in the Baltimore area, as well as our friends at Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, Safety Net, and Ed Brown Society. We're also grateful again for the support of our event sponsors."

To purchase tickets, register for the auction, and learn more about the event visit: thoroughbredaftercare.org/abr-pre-preakness-party 

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