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Watching horse racing with Family at Baltimore, Maryland is like a dream come true

The names have become memorable because of their historical contributions in creating the legend of Preakness Stakes, the jewel in the crown of premier racing events not only in the US but also across the world.

The names like Secretariat, Affirmed, Sea Biscuit, Seattle Slew and Alydar all thoroughbreds, flashes across the minds of horse lovers who are aware of the racing history of Maryland. The names have become memorable because of their historical contributions in creating the legend of Preakness Stakes, the jewel in the crown of premier racing events not only in the US but also across the world. It will be utterly surprised to find any horse lover who is ignorant about the horse racing legend of Maryland which owes a lot to these thoroughbreds.

Maryland has a long history of horse racing and equestrian sports that has created a tradition and attracts race lovers across the world. TVG streams the actions live for those who want to be part of the action and thrill of premier horse racing events while sitting at their homes. Indeed, being at the venue is the most preferred option because the experience of viewing live horse-racing is impossible to recreate. No matter how much technically superior the live streaming might be it just does not match with the live experience of seeing the beautiful equines burn the tracks.

Be there in Pimlico

Never miss the opportunity of being there in Pimlico, Baltimore on the third Saturday of May, the day that drives horse lovers crazy as they witness the premier horse racing event Preakness Stakes that the world looks upon with utmost respect. The race has been the dominant face of American horse racing since 1873 and is the second of the prestigious Triple Crown behind the Kentucky Derby and followed by the Belmont Stakes. The race has changed with time, but the traditions remain. Tiffany had crafted the Woodlawn Vase in 1860, the grand silver trophy awarded to the winner and the horse is draped in delicate blanket crafted from Maryland’s state flower, Black Eyed Susan’s.

Mingle with the elite

Although witnessing horse racing and soaking in the excitement of backing the horse of your choice is the prime reason for being at the venue, there is yet another very important reason why people like to spend time at the race course. It gives a fantastic opportunity to mix and mingle with the elite folks of the society which is very satisfying. You can buy tickets worth $100 for the Grand Concourse and satisfy your desire to enjoy the sport in elite company. The bright colors and the over-the-top hats are a display of wealth and pomp that adds to the attraction.

All round entertainment

The horse racing venue provides all-round entertainment for the spectators who might not be keen to brush shoulders with the well-to-do people but eager to have fun and excitement within their means. Cheaper tickets are available for taking spectators onto the Infield where concerts and other events set the tone and tenor for the carnival-like atmosphere before the races while beer flows freely.

It is one of its kinds of experience to be at the racecourse to witness a premium event like Preakness Stakes that is undoubtedly worth the money.  



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It is almost time again. Blue Monday. So-called the most depressing day of the year. People would feel sad on this day for all sorts of reasons. We have lost sight of the good intentions, the salary is still waiting for us, the merry Christmas is the daily grind back ... Go on and on. How often do we hear: " January takes so long ".

Once. It is a long, gray and cold month. We are all secretly ready for vacation. A sunny vacation. Voyage Nomad have listed three sunny winter destinations that will certainly make you warmer!


It is about 9 hours flying to sunny Curacao, where you can enjoy an average temperature of 28.5 ° C for 8 hours a day! Cooling off in the sea is difficult, with a sea water temperature of 27 ° C. Want to sunbathe? Then go for the most beautiful beaches to the Kleine Knip and Grote Knip. On both beaches you really get a Bounty feeling! White sand, an azure blue sea and background music from the rippling waves ... Do you like quiet beaches? Then go to Kleine Knip. There are few to no facilities here and it is quieter.

Of course a small road trip in Curacao cannot be missed. Because yes, you also have the best holiday on the small island with a rental car at your doorstep! A nice route is that from Willemstad to Westpunt. Along the way you will not only come across beautiful beaches, but also a number of special nature parks. And near Sint Willibrordus you can spot flamingos. How fun!


Only 4.5 hours of flying and you get off in the warm Gran Canaria. The average temperature during the winter months is 21.3 ° C. Want to swim? With a little luck, that is still possible.

Are you on vacation with your loved one? Then a visit to Playa de Amadores, the beach of loved ones, should not be missed. The yellow gold beach is on a wide bay with crystal clear water. Finish the afternoon with a nice glass of wine or a tasty cocktail? Behind the beach you will find various restaurants and bars. A nice market is held twice a week near the beach in Puerto de Mogan. Also nice to spend an afternoon strolling.


It takes about 13 hours to fly to Miami. Quite a long piece, but afterwards you can fully enjoy the winter sun! During the day it is a nice 22 ° C in Florida, the sea water is around 23 degrees and you can enjoy no less than 7 hours of sunshine every day.

Florida certainly belongs in this list of winter sun destinations. It might not be a destination where you can only sunbathe on the beach, but you can optimally enjoy a pleasant temperature during road tripping. So you can visit Miami, then to Orlando and of course not to forget: The Florida Keys. And yes, you can of course enjoy sunbathing, boat trips or snorkeling.

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