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Crab derby returns to Lexington Market ahead of Preakness

May 15, 2023

Another type of derby — sans horses — will be taking place this week at the renovated Lexington Market. The “Crab Derby” will return to Lexington Market at 112 N. Eutaw St. on Wednesday after a five-year hiatus. The race dates back to 1857 when two Lexington Market vendors got into an argument about who had the fastest crab, according to the market. The crab racing tradition is usually held every year during the week before Preakness Stakes, which take place this Saturday.

Article Source: Baltimore Business Journal

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