The Triple Crown moves to Pimlico.
Photo: Jerry Dzierwinski, Maryland Jockey Club
There were few complaints about the draw.
Photo: Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club
No excuses at the Alibi Breakfast, as D. Wayne Lukas talked with Doug and Dennis O'Neill.
I'll Have Another Breakfast Plate
Photo: Chad Harmon
I'll Have Another was an early arriver to Baltimore.
Photo: Skip Dickstein
And he seemed right at home on the Pimlico track.
Photo: Mathea Kelley
Zetterhelm also arrived early, although he attracted much less attention.
Went the Day Well found the grass to his liking.
Bodemeister practised being alone on the lead,
Photo: Rick Samuels
and then enjoyed a bath.
Creative Cause perfected his gate skills,
and Daddy Nose Best took in the scenery.
Cozzetti turned some heads with his flashy looks.
A kiss for the Derby winner.
Star Power: Lava Man and Jeannine Edwards
Friday was Black-Eyed Susan Day,
a day dedicated to pink.
Ponies in the pink.
The Legends came out for the Lady Legends for the Cure III Race.
There was mutual respect and reverence at first (bowing to Barbara Jo Rubin during the Opening Ceremony),
but then the competitive spirits took over.
Jennifer Rowland Small and Class Rules dominated the Legends Race.
A happy Jennifer Rowland Small
The 2nd edition of the Female Jockey Challenge went to Rosie Napravnik.
The stakes action on Friday began with Bold Affair in the Skipat Stakes.
Photo: Dave Harmon
Agave Kiss rolled to a 5 1/2 length win in the Miss Preakness Stakes.
She is now a perfect 6 for 6.
Mamma Kimbo led the way in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II).
But, it was In Lingerie who came home best to get the win.
Not even a bloody foot could stop her (the blood was from a superficial cut, she is expected to be fne).
In Lingerie has now won three of 4 starts, while earning $262,265.
The Pimlico Special (gr. III) returned with style, as Alternation held off Nehro by a nose.
Alternation, a determined winner.
Congratulations for a job well done.
Welcome to the Preakness: The People's Race…The People's Party.
Not a cloud to be seen on Preakness morning.
Getting the track in order.
The crowd arrived by many means, by parachute,
by stealth bomber,
and by beer wagon.
Photo: Tom Boland
Impressive horse power on display.
Best seat in the house.
Everyone who is anyone wears Black-Eyed Susans on Preakness Day.
These are destined for greater glory.
Other fashion chioces were more difficult to explain.
An umbrella hat to block the sun in the infield at Pimlico Racecourse on May 19, 2012.
A headress and peace sunglasses in the infield at Pimlico Racecourse on May 19, 2012.
A Preakness hat and shirt at Pimlico Racecourse on May 19, 2012.
Making this helps explain.
This one's for you!
Anyone need a jockey?
Your guide to everything in the infield.
This looks promising.
A Preakness pick and a ife motto all in one.
The games people play. Cornhole,
Photo: Alexander Cutadean
Contests of skill
But, lets not forgot why we are here.
Summon the horses,
and ready the hardware.
The finish is on the horizon.
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