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Update: March 10, 2022 at 2:39 pm
Voting is officially open for The Art of Racing, a unique art competition organized by 1/ST and the Maryland Jockey Club in collaboration with the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in honor of GI Preakness S., Vienna crown jewel of the Triple Crown, and its impact on Baltimore.
A total of 147 original, two-dimensional visual art entries depicting the unique elements of Thoroughbred racing and Preakness Bets were submitted for the contest. The winning artist will receive a stipend of $4,000 and their artwork will be reproduced and available for sale during the Preakness with proceeds benefiting the Park Heights Renaissance.
The 147th Preakness for 3-year-olds is scheduled for Saturday, May 21 at the legendary Pimlico Racecourse.
Preakness and MICA have an illustrious history dating back to the 1970s, when then-MICA professor Raoul Middleman led classes in painting Pimlico’s murals. The seven murals Middleman created with his students live permanently behind the track’s stands and offer an insight into a tradition defined by history and character.
To cast your vote, visit https://www.preakness.com/the-art-of-racing.
Voting continues through Saturday, March 20, with the winners and their artwork announced on Friday, March 25.