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Crowds Turn Out For Black Eyed Susan Day Despite Rain

Updated: Saturday, May 17 2014, 06:41 PM EDT

A big crowd turned out at Pimlico Friday afternoon for the annual Black Eyed Susan Day, despite a rainy start. The rain, which began overnight, forced track officials to move six of the 13 races from the turf to the track.

The Black-Eyed Susan Day is one of Pimlico's oldest stake races and was first run at Pimlico in 1919. The mile and one-eighth test, for three-year-old fillies is traditionally run the Friday before the Preakness.

Preakness will be run on Saturday. It is the second race in the Triple Crown series.

Crowds Turn Out For Black Eyed Susan Day Despite Rain


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