If the hotel has a horse racing logo on its lobby floor, the revelers are crowded ’round the infield gate before 8:00 a.m., and the Pimlico stakes barn is the hub of the nation’s racing activity, then it must be Preakness weekend.

The Racing Biz team has been hard at work here this weekend — shooting video, taking pictures, talking to connections — and of course presenting the oversized novelty check to Preakness Grand Giveaway winner Tim Hackerman. ┬áCongratulations, Tim!

Meanwhile, here on our live blog, we’ll focus on the sights and sounds of the weekend. ┬áCheck it out.

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