• Racegoers are known for wearing ornate hats to get in the spirit. (VOA - C. Babb)
    • The infield Preakness Village added exciting thrills to this year's race with concerts by Grammy winner Bruno Mars, Phil Vaser and others. (VOA - C. Babb)
    • More than 107,000 people attended this year's Preakness Stakes, the seventh largest attendance in Preakness history. (VOA - C. Babb)
    • Crowds enjoyed 11 races prior to the Preakness Stakes, ran on grass and dirt courses. (VOA - C. Babb)
    • Jockeys vie for the win in the final stretch of a Pimlico race. (VOA - C. Babb)
    • Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley talks to racegoers about which horses are their favorites. (VOA - C. Babb)
    • Mexico's Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarukhan talks to racegoers at the International Pavillion. As host, the ambassador showcased his country's cuisine, tequila and produce at a tent by the finish line. (VOA - C. Babb)
    • Attendees in the infield gather near the finish line before the Preakness Stakes begins. (VOA - C. Babb)
    • Jockeys fight for first in front of the race track's grandstand. (VOA - C. Babb)
    • Governor O'Malley presents the Woodlawn Vase to Shackleford owner W. D. Cubbedge. (VOA - C. Babb)

    The 2011 Preakness Stakes

    Published May 21, 2011

    More than 107,000 people attended this year's prestigious horse race.