According to the Maryland Jockey Club, it all started with the Minisi, a northern New Jersey tribe of native Americans. They called their area Pra-qua-les, meaning quail woods. After a series of different spellings, the name eventually evolved into Preakness. One of its variations was Preckiness, used by General George Washington to describe the area… Continue reading Why is it called The Preakness? What’s in a name, anyhow? Who was Preakness?