Ravens Kicker Promotes Preakness Festivities
by Blood-Horse Staff
Date Posted: 4/4/2014 11:35:38 AM
Last Updated: 4/8/2014 8:54:46 AM

Justin Tucker
Photo: Joe Blaylock, Maryland Jockey Club
Baltimore Ravens All-Pro kicker Justin Tucker helped kick off festivities leading up to the 139th Preakness Stakes (gr. I) with a series of humorous social media commercials that debuted April 4. 
 
In the first video, Tucker causes trouble at Pimlico Race Course and has to relinquish his tickets to the 139th running of the $1.5 million Preakness, the middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown, which will be held May 17.
 
"The Preakness last year was a total blast," said Tucker, who has made 92% of his field goal attempts during his first two years in the NFL. "It is not just a race, it is a big party. There are a lot of different things going on from the infield to the grandstand. It was definitely fun to be a part of." 
 
Fans have a chance to win Tucker's tickets by submitting a creative picture or video to the Preakness InfieldFest Instagram @Infieldfest, using #Shameless4IFF, for the chance to score the tickets. The first-place finisher will receive four tickets to the new Mug & Vine section. The second- and third-place finishers each earn two Infieldfest tickets.
 
"Justin was gracious enough to help us promote Preakness and he really had fun," Maryland Jockey Club president Tom Chuckas said. "We look forward to having Justin and many of his Ravens teammates out here next month to enjoy the day."
 
The 2014 Preakness InfieldFest will be headlined by Grammy winner Lorde. Switchfoot, Eli Young Band, Sundy Best, and Go Go Gadjet will perform on the Jagermeister stage. For additional information, click here.


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