The Maryland Jockey Club announced the selection of Denmark as the host nation of the 2012 International Pavilion at the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 19. With this designation, the Embassy of Denmark and Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen will serve as honorary hosts welcoming distinguished guests and dignitaries to Pimlico.
“In just two short years, the International Pavilion has become the premier destination at Pimlico on Preakness Day, and we are delighted to partner with the Embassy of Denmark and Ambassador Taksoe-Jensen in bringing the international community to the annual running of the Preakness,” said Tom Chuckas, Maryland Jockey Club president.
The International Pavilion is an invitation only hospitality destination catering to prominent leaders in business, culture, and politics. Each year a different country is selected to serve as the host nation, with its respective Ambassador serving as honorary host. As such, the chosen embassy is accorded the opportunity to promote its culture, cuisine, and business in a relaxed environment that encourages cooperation and conviviality.