Welcome to Pimlico
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
The 2011 Preakness comes into focus,
and soon the winner will be revealed.
Georgeanne Hale holds the key on draw day.
The field is set.
The Blood-Horse's own Tom LaMarra picked up the Old Hilltop Award at the Alibi Breakfast.
The one hole belonged to Astrology
Whose preparations were overseen by two-time Preakness winner Steve Asmussen.
Zenyatta's trainer John Shirreffs was back in demand.
This time, he had Mr. Commons ready for the Preakness.
Newcomer to the Triple Crown Trail, Doodauth Shivmangal, trainer of Isn't He Perfect, and 5-time winner Bob Baffert, who brings Midnight Interlude.
Photo: Rick Samuels
A reminder of one of Baffert's successes, honoring 2010 winner Lookin At Lucky.
Photo: Mathea Kelley
Isn't He Perfect takes to the track.
The tools of the trade,
put to good use on the track with Midnight Interlude.
Todd Pletcher brought new shooter Dance City to the Preakness.
Dance City was all business on the track at Pimlico.
Dialed In was the picture of serene calm,
bringing a smile to Trainer Nick Zito.
Sway Away emerges from the trees.
The probably pacesetter, Flashpoint.
Although, Shackleford was ready to flash his speed as well.
King Congie gets a bath on Preakness morning.
No one made a better impression Preakness week than Mucho Mucho Man.
Only time would tell if it would translate into Preakness glory.
Stall 40, reserved for the Derby winner, remained empty through the week,
as Animal Kingdom prepared at picturesque Fair Hill.
Photo: Chad Harmon
Friday was Black-Eyed Susan Day
Everyone was in the pink.
The Lady Legends returned for a good cause, as the retired female riders raised money for the fight against breast cancer.
P.J. Cooksey shows off her form.
Happy faces after the race.
The winner was Mary Wiley-Wagner, who rode Mass Destruction to a 6 1/2 length victory, and delivered a television interview as well.
The Pimlico Female Jockey Challenge went to Emma-Jayne Wilson, who donated her winnings to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.
In the Black-Eyed Susan, Royal Delta made her move on the turn,
and pulled away for a 2 1/2 length win.
Royal Delta and Jose Lezcano, Black-Eyed Susan victors, coming at you.
All adorned with flowers and ready for her close-up.
Smiles all around for a Black-Eyed Susan win. Ron Wallace representing winning owner and breeder Palides Investments (6th from left) accepts trophy with jockey Lezcano and trainer Bill Mott right.
Animal Kingdom finally arrived on Saturday morning,
and made himself at home in stall 40, reserved for the Derby winner.
Photo: Jim Duley
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