The 140th Preakness Stakes Saturday at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore saw downpours that turned the track to muck just minutes before the race. The event is a party experience for fans, and the late rain didn't stop a great experience for those who watched American Pharoah win the big race.

The 2015 event had a record handle -- 131,680 people attended the race, up about 8,000 from last year, USA Today reported.

 
 

The record crowd looked on as American Pharoah became the 14th horse in the last 37 years to win the first two legs of the Triple Crown. American Pharoah will attempt to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 at Belmont Park in three weeks.

While the crowd was large and the race was entertaining, there were certainly some unforeseen issues. Multiple bathrooms across different levels at Pimlico caused issues for race fans, the Baltimore Sun reported. The race's official drink -- the black-eyed Susan -- might have contributed to those issues. The concoction composed of vodka, St. Germain, pineapple juice, orange juice and lime juice is the favorite of those in attendance, the Los Angeles Times reported.

2015-05-16T151905Z_1702943299_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_HORSE-RACING-140TH-PREAKNESS-STAKES A view of Black-eyed Susan drinks before the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Photo: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters

The pictures that came out of race at Pimlico depict a tale of two days. There was the prerace fun in the sun, then the rain and actual race. Despite the troubling turn in the weather, those in attendance will perhaps get to later boast to friends that they saw a Triple Crown winner take home the victory in its second-leg race. That's likely worth getting a little wet. Below are pictures from the 2015 Preakness:

2015-05-16T155637Z_1082733930_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_HORSE-RACING-140TH-PREAKNESS-STAKES Fans enter the track before the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course Photo: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports/ Reuters

2015-05-16T160849Z_1355667422_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_HORSE-RACING-140TH-PREAKNESS-STAKES Fans in the traditional garb before the race on Saturday. Photo: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

     
 
2015-05-16T162301Z_268227073_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_HORSE-RACING-140TH-PREAKNESS-STAKES More black-eyed Susans at the 2015 Preakness. Photo: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
 
2015-05-16T181834Z_112858608_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_HORSE-RACING-140TH-PREAKNESS-STAKES Caroline Rudolph and Lauren Hokamp look on as Brian Hocamp and Ed Willis celebrate after a race before the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Photo: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports/ Reuters
 
preakness party Concert-goers dance to Armen van Buuren in the infield prior to the 140th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 16, 2015, in Baltimore. Photo: Getty Images/Maddie Meyer
 
2015-05-16T191446Z_1230623025_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_HORSE-RACING-140TH-PREAKNESS-STAKES A fan looks on, wearing a traditional big hat, before the rains hit at the 2015 Preakness. Photo: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters
 
2015-05-16T210617Z_681520616_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_HORSE-RACING-140TH-PREAKNESS-STAKES People line up to place bets before the race at the 2015 Preakness. Photo: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters
 
2015-05-16T231943Z_1013447562_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_HORSE-RACING-140TH-PREAKNESS-STAKES Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah looks back at the field after winning the 140th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. Photo: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports/Reuters
 
2015-05-16T222815Z_1089399102_NOCID_RTRMADP_3_HORSE-RACING-140TH-PREAKNESS-STAKES Fans get soaked in rain as they celebrate American Pharoah's win at the Preakness. Photo: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters