The Stronach Group Chalet returned for the fourth year, hosted by Belinda Stronach, Chairman & President of The Stronach Group, during the 144th Preakness Stakes. Racing industry elites, government officials and community stakeholders, celebrities, athletes and other notable VIPs enjoyed spectacular finish line views from the two-story glass chalet located next to the Winner’s Circle.
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The 144th Preakness Stakes, the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown and the signature race in the state of Maryland was celebrated by 131,256 guests. The total handle on Pimlico’s 14-race program was a record-breaking $99.8 million, surpassing the $93,655,128 million wagered in 2018.
War of Will, Jockey Tyler Gaffalione, trainer Mark Casse, and owner Gary Barber, finished first in the 144th Preakness Stakes, completing the 1 3/16-mile race in 1:54:34 minutes. Everfast finished second and Owendale took third.
“The 144th Preakness Stakes surpassed our expectations thanks to the horsemen and fans who came to celebrate this grand Maryland tradition,” said Belinda Stronach, Chairman and President. “It makes for an unforgettable day of entertainment when you combine the world’s top performers with the best Thoroughbred horses and jockeys at one of the most celebrated sporting events. The Preakness is second to none.”
More than 20,000 fans flocked to InfieldFest, a full day festival featuring an all-star lineup of performances by artists including Norwegian superstar, Kygo, rap artist, Logic, GRAMMY Award-winning producer and DJ, Diplo, Billboard Music Awards Top New Artist winner Juice WRLD, Australian House and Techno producer FISHER and rising star on the Billboard Canadian charts Frank Walker.
COVER PHOTO: (L to R) President of The Stronach Group Belinda Stronach and Robin Thicke. Diplo parachutes. Jordan Lasley and Patrick Ricard. Sophie Flay and Bobby Flay.
*The Stronach Group Chalet At 144th Preakness Stakes. Photos by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for The Stronach Group.