Kegasus, the controversial infield centaur mascot credited with helping attract more fans to the InfieldFest at the 2011 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will make a return appearance in 2012.
Two days following the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico, MJC president Tom Chuckas admitted a large part of this year's InfieldFest success rested on the shoulders of its centaur mascot Kegasus.
From Kegasus to Clydesdales, the sights that made Preakness Day unique. View Slideshow
Pimlico Race Course reported its sixth-largest attendance and seventh-largest pari-mutuel handle for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) program held May 21.
The president of the Maryland Jockey Club said Preakness Stakes weekend is the most important component of the organization's bottom line.
- By Tom LaMarra
If 'Kegasus' captures the fancy of Preakness-goers, maybe they'd go so far as to take his advice on which horses to bet in the races. Read Blog
Not everyone's thrilled about the new half-man, half-horse Preakness Stakes (gr. I) mascot that sports a nipple ring and a beer gut.
The Maryland Jockey Club March 29 launched the 2011 Preakness InfieldFest campaign, "The Legend of Kegasus."
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