Will Work for…Beer? Kegasus Likely Getting the Boot

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Kegasus, mascot of the Preakness Infield Fest Kegasus, mascot of the Preakness Infield Fest

It looks as though everyone’s favorite ‘beer guzzling centaur’ may have to update his resume.

Although nothing’s official just yet, it appears that Kegasus, the half-man, half-horse mascot of the Preakness InfieldFest, will not be part of the 2013 festivities. According to the Baltimore Business Journal, the Maryland Jockey Club, which is set to unveil its marketing campaign for this year’s Preakness Stakes in the next few weeks, has indicated that Kegasus will likely not be a part of this year’s plan.

Tom Chuckas, the president of the MJC, told the BBJ,  “I think we’re at a different stage with the InfieldFest. I think the brand is much stronger.”

Read more in the Baltimore Business Journal

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  • Stewart

    The BEST news in racing in years!!!!! 

  • Matthew Martini

    Kegasus can go. However, I’m still hoping for some hi-def network coverage of the Running of the Urinals this year.

  • Philohorse

    Odds on traces to be found in Ikea meatballs.

  • Anderson5999

    Thank goodness! Hope I never hear or read the word “Kegasus” again!

  • Ann Taylor

    May the MJC show some class w/their next mascot endeavor!!!

  • Slot

    Good.  It was a mockery of the sport anyway.