Preakness Logo 2021

*Special Announcement*

We’re ready to see you and be together again under the Preakness Party tent, but the pandemic causes us to be cautious and we have decided not to hold our traditional gathering.  However, we will still have fun on Preakness race day!

Though the event is cancelled, we hope you will continue to contribute to the RCC Educational Foundation or – even better – purchase a “ticket” for this year’s raffle:

Yeti Cooler
Beach House

Raffle Categories

Pimlico Patron: Purchase 1-2 “tickets” for a chance to win a Yeti cooler valued at $300.

Triple Crown Jewel Patron: Purchase 3 or more tickets for a chance to win a long-weekend getaway (Thursday – Sunday) to a gorgeous Nags Head beach house valued at $1,000.

Each $100 “ticket” provides you one chance in the appropriate raffle category. Raffle tickets may be purchased until May 14th.

Best Hat and Most Dapper Contest

Ladies, get out those hats! Gents, dust off those fancy duds! This year, we are having a virtual Best Hat and Most Dapper Contest! Special prizes for the winners!

Take a selfie and email it to us by Thursday, May 13 to enter the contest. Email photo to:

Winners for both the raffle and best hat/most dapper contests will be announced on Saturday, May 15 and posted to the event webpage and social media.

Hat Ladies

Black-eyed Susan Punch Cocktail

While you wait for the results, sip on a Black-eyed Susan Punch Cocktail! The official drink of the Preakness Stakes.

Coctail Recipe

Why Support the Preakness Party?

Proceeds from the Preakness Party provide vital funding to support the RCC Educational Foundation scholarship program. This past academic year, more than $500,000 in scholarships were awarded. 

Questions? Contact Brittany Jenkins at 804-333-6707 or