On Saturday afternoon, May 19th, the eyes of the sporting world will be on Baltimore, Maryland, where, at Pimlico Race Course, the Preakness Stakes will be run.
The Preakness Stakes is the second leg of the Triple Crown, horse racing’s most prominent series of tracks. The three-leg event begins with the Kentucky Derby, which was held two weeks ago in Louisville, Kentucky. That is followed by the Preakness, and the stretch closes with the Belmont Stakes in Long Island.
As sister cities, Washington DC and Baltimore, MD have a healthy rivalry. The two towns, just 40 miles apart, argue about football teams, baseball stadiums and harbor areas. There is one aspect, though, where Baltimore undoubtedly surpasses DC and every other city in the nation: The National Aquarium.