In the first full-out Preakness eve in years, people from across the Mid-Atlantic converged Friday on Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore for Black-Eyed Susan Day.

Black-Eyed Susan Day is the perfect girl's day out, replete with the drink. Jean Donis from Virginia stated, "We come here every year, but we haven't been in a few years due of COVID." 

Everyone was ready to enjoy the atmosphere and place their bets, so the excitement was palpable. 

"I choose horses depending on their name and birthday. If you want tips, it's a good plan "explained Donis. Some come for the lively atmosphere and horse betting. 

Bryan Murphy from Virginia stated, "There's a lot going on with the infield, so we may not gamble much today." 

"Wear a cap and watch great racing. Exciting! "Bethesda's Janna Deitz. Infield entertainment is plentiful. 

Preakness Live showcased foreign and local food, art, and music talent. On the racetrack, 14 races were scheduled for Friday. 

Marylanders say the enthusiasm at Pimlico is unsurpassed, and they're glad to be back. "Long tradition, horses, jockeys, trainers, atmosphere, everything. 

I'm happy Triple Crown includes Maryland "Germantown's Marianne Upton. First Baltimore Restaurant Row began with over a dozen local establishments.

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