05/18/2013 04:01 pm ET

Preakness Photos: Infield Party, Bikini Contest, Hats, Pittbull (But No Kegasus) Make Scene At Pimlico

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Coming between the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont, the Preakness Stakes may get lost in the Triple Crown shuffle. But don't tell anyone partying in the infield at Pimlico that they're having any less fun than revelers at Churchill Downs or out on Long Island.

Even without Kegasus or the porta-potty run, the scene at the Preakness Stakes remains a wild party.


From the annual bikini contest to the concert featuring Pitbull and Macklemore, the full day of races at Pimlico can seem like a supporting act to the raucous revelry on the infield.

Whether comfortably contained in the grandstand -- and perhaps sporting an outfit that would be right at home under the Twin Spires -- or hanging out in the infield, the drink of choice at the Preakness Stakes is the Black-Eyed Susan. Based on the photographic evidence, it is a potent drink.