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Lookin At Lucky Wins Preakness Horse Race

Written by: on 16th May 2010 |
Preakness Horse Racing
Lookin At Lucky Wins Preakness Horse Race

Martin Garcia, right, celebrates aboard Lookin At Lucky after winning the 135th Preakness horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 15, 2010, in Baltimore. Lookin At Lucky trainer Bob Baffert, lower left, looks on. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)  | read this item

Bob Baffert becomes part of winner’s circle following the 135th Preakness horse race at Pimlico Race Course, Saturday, May 15, 2010, in Baltimore where Lookin At Lucky won the race.

Attendance was up but total handle was down for this year’s Preakness Stakes (gr. I) program at Pimlico Race Course May 15.

The Maryland Jockey Club reported attendance of 95,760, up considerably from 77,850 in 2009. The increase was largely attributed to changes in policy regarding the infield.

MJC officials said about 33,200 people were in the infield this year. Last year, the infield crowd was much smaller after officials ended a bring-your-own alcohol policy.

Pimlico offered beer specials and other events in an attempt to beef up the infield crowd this year.

“It was a great day,” MJC president Tom Chuckas said in a statement. “People had a tremendous time in the infield. We adjusted the program from a year ago, and will continue to look for ways to build on the momentum we experienced.”

Weather wasn’t a factor this year, with sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70s.

Total handle for 13 races was $79,209,170, the sixth-highest in history but short of the $86,684,470 wagered in 2009.

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