One Maryland Collective Partners with Preakness 149 to Engage University of Maryland Students in Historic Horse Racing Event

One Maryland Collective Partners with Preakness 149 to Engage University of Maryland Students in Historic Horse Racing Event

(College Park, MD) Apr 26, 2024 – One Maryland Collective is delighted to announce a new partnership with 1/ST for Preakness 149. This collaboration aims to connect University of Maryland students with the rich history and excitement of the Preakness, fostering community engagement and creating memorable experiences.


As part of the partnership, Preakness 149 is thrilled to offer special online ticket rates exclusively for University of Maryland students, alumni, and One Maryland Collective members. Additionally, a percentage of every ticket purchased through this special offer will go back to support Terrapin student-athletes, furthering the collective’s commitment to enhancing their personal and professional development.


Preakness 149 will be the most lucrative race day in the event’s history with $3.3 million in purses on the line, highlighted by the 149th running of the legendary Preakness Stakes featuring an increased purse of $2 million. Adding to the excitement, Preakness LIVE returns to the Pimlico infield with a full day of live music, hospitality, and entertainment with performances by Gryffin, Channel Tres, Frank Walker, Chantel Jeffries, and an epic post-race performance by six-time GRAMMY® Award- nominated artist Jack Harlow. 


Commenting on the partnership, Chris Weiner, Executive Director of One Maryland Collective, stated: "We are thrilled to partner with the Preakness 149 to engage University of Maryland students in this iconic event. The Preakness Stakes not only offers an opportunity to experience the excitement of horse racing but also provides a platform to celebrate Maryland's rich racing heritage and traditions, while further cementing the relationships between the College Park and Baltimore communities.”


“We are excited to partner with One Maryland collective on Preakness 149 to showcase the athleticism and excitement of world-class Thoroughbred horse racing combined with Maryland’s best party - Preakness LIVE - to the next generation of fans,” said James Fowell, Chief Events Officer, 1/ST.   


The Preakness Stakes, a historic horse racing event dating back to 1873, holds a special place in Maryland's history and culture. Its significance is deeply intertwined with the rich heritage of the University of Maryland, which was founded in 1856. As both institutions have evolved over the years, they have shared a common commitment to excellence, innovation, and community.


The partnership between One Maryland Collective and Preakness 149 demonstrates a shared commitment to inspiring and empowering young adults in Maryland while celebrating the rich heritage and historical significance of the Preakness Stakes.


About One Maryland Collective

One Maryland Collective is a fan-driven and alumni-led Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) collective for University of Maryland student-athletes, alumni, and fans. Community members who commit their support to One Maryland Collective, are pledging to maximize opportunities for student-athletes to build their brand and earn compensation. In addition, community supporters gain access to exclusive events, autograph sessions, and more. One Maryland Collective is powered by industry-leader Blueprint Sports. For more information visit and follow @OneMarylandNIL on Facebook, Instagram, X and LinkedIn.


About The Stronach Group and 1/ST

The Stronach Group is a world-class technology, entertainment and real estate development company with Thoroughbred racing and pari-mutuel wagering at the core. The Stronach Group’s 1/ST business (pronounced "First") is North America’s preeminent Thoroughbred racing and parimutuel wagering company and includes the 1/ST RACING & GAMING, 1/ST CONTENT, 1/ST TECHNOLOGY and 1/ST EXPERIENCE businesses, while advocating for and driving the 1/ST HORSE CARE mission. 1/ST represents The Stronach Group's continued movement toward redefining Thoroughbred racing and the ecosystem that drives it. 1/ST RACING & GAMING drives the best-in-class racing operations and gaming offerings at the company's premier racetracks and training centers including: Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and San Luis Rey Downs (California); Gulfstream Park – home of the Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series and Palm Meadows Thoroughbred Training Center (Florida); the Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel Park, Pimlico Race Course - home of the legendary Preakness Stakes, Rosecroft Raceway and Bowie Training Center (Maryland). 1/ST CONTENT is the operating group for 1/ST's media and content companies including: Monarch Content Management, Elite, TSG Global Wagering Solutions (GWS) and XBTV. 1/ST TECHNOLOGY is racing's largest racing and gaming technology company offering world-class products via its AmTote, Xpressbet, 1/ST BET, XB SELECT, XB NET, PariMAX and Betmix brands. 1/ST EXPERIENCE blends the worlds of sports, entertainment and hospitality through innovative content development, elevated national and local venue management and hospitality, strategic partnerships, sponsorships, and procurement development. As the advocate for critical industry reforms and by making meaningful investments into aftercare programs for retired horses and jockeys, 1/ST HORSE CARE represents The Stronach Group's commitment to achieving the highest level of horse and rider care and safety standards in Thoroughbred racing on and off the track. The Stronach Group’s TSG Properties is responsible for the development of the company's live, play and work communities surrounding its racing venues including: The Village at Gulfstream Park (Florida) and Paddock Pointe (Maryland).


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