Nutshell: The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that Vivid Seats would be the official ticket reseller for Preakness 2015.

From a Maryland Jockey Club release

The Maryland Jockey Club announced today that Vivid Seats has been named the Official Ticket Reseller of the 2015 Preakness Stakes, to be held Saturday, May 16 at Pimlico Race Course.

Vivid Seats has emerged as a leader in providing exceptional customer service and the most trusted way for fans to buy and sell tickets to their favorite live events. Preakness tickets purchased through Vivid Seats will be guaranteed and Vivid Seats representatives will be on site to resolve any issues that may arise.

The Maryland Jockey Club’s unique partnership with Vivid Seats also guarantees premium seat customers the opportunity to resell their tickets without losing the ability to maintain their right to purchase the same tickets for the 2016 Preakness.

“The Maryland Jockey Club is honored to partner with Vivid Seats to guarantee our fans the best experience in buying and selling 2015 Preakness tickets in the secondary marketplace,” said Maryland Jockey Club General Manager Sal Sinatra. “We continue seeking forward-thinking partners who want to help us build an engaged group of sports and entertainment enthusiasts to establish a new generation of Thoroughbred racing fans. Vivid Seats is committed to our shared goals of world-class customer service and the promotion of the Preakness Stakes, one of the world’s most historic and enduring sporting events.”

“We are excited to partner with an organization and an event that are as prestigious as the Maryland Jockey Club and the Preakness Stakes,” said AJ Machosky, Vice President of Sponsorship at Vivid Seats. “First-rate customer service and full-service choice remain a top priority for us. We look forward to offering these services to Preakness fans for years to come.”