Preakness 2012 Sights

Images from Preakness week 2012.

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.

Photo: Jerry Dzierwinski, Maryland Jockey Club

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.

Photo: MATHEA KELLEY

Went the Day Well found the grass to his liking.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Bodemeister practised being alone on the lead,

Photo: Rick Samuels

and then enjoyed a bath.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Creative Cause perfected his gate skills,

Photo: Rick Samuels

and Daddy Nose Best took in the scenery.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Cozzetti turned some heads with his flashy looks.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

A kiss for the Derby winner.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Star Power: Lava Man and Jeannine Edwards

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Friday was Black-Eyed Susan Day,

Photo: Mathea Kelley

a day dedicated to pink.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Ponies in the pink.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Mathea Kelley

The Legends came out for the Lady Legends for the Cure III Race.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

There was mutual respect and reverence at first (bowing to Barbara Jo Rubin during the Opening Ceremony),

Photo: Rick Samuels

but then the competitive spirits took over.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Jennifer Rowland Small and Class Rules dominated the Legends Race.

Photo: Rick Samuels

A happy Jennifer Rowland Small

Photo: Rick Samuels

The 2nd edition of the Female Jockey Challenge went to Rosie Napravnik.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

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.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

She is now a perfect 6 for 6.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Mamma Kimbo led the way in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II).

Photo: Chad Harmon

But, it was In Lingerie who came home best to get the win.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Not even a bloody foot could stop her (the blood was from a superficial cut, she is expected to be fne).

Photo: Rick Samuels

In Lingerie has now won three of 4 starts, while earning $262,265.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

The Pimlico Special (gr. III) returned with style, as Alternation held off Nehro by a nose.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Alternation, a determined winner.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Congratulations for a job well done.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Welcome to the Preakness: The People's Raceā€¦The People's Party.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Not a cloud to be seen on Preakness morning.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Getting the track in order.

Photo: Rick Samuels

The crowd arrived by many means, by parachute,

Photo: Skip Dickstein

by stealth bomber,

Photo: Skip Dickstein

and by beer wagon.

Photo: Tom Boland

Impressive horse power on display.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Best seat in the house.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Everyone who is anyone wears Black-Eyed Susans on Preakness Day.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Photo: Skip Dickstein

These are destined for greater glory.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Other fashion chioces were more difficult to explain.

Photo: Chad Harmon

An umbrella hat to block the sun in the infield at Pimlico Racecourse on May 19, 2012.

Photo: Chad Harmon

A headress and peace sunglasses in the infield at Pimlico Racecourse on May 19, 2012.

Photo: Chad Harmon

A Preakness hat and shirt at Pimlico Racecourse on May 19, 2012.

Photo: Chad Harmon

Making this helps explain.

Photo: Chad Harmon

This one's for you!

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Anyone need a jockey?

Photo: Chad Harmon

Your guide to everything in the infield.

Photo: Chad Harmon

This looks promising.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

A Preakness pick and a ife motto all in one.

Photo: Chad Harmon

The games people play. Cornhole,

Photo: Chad Harmon

volleyball,

Photo: Alexander Cutadean

Photo: Chad Harmon

Contests of skill

Photo: Tom Boland

The Winners

Photo: Chad Harmon

But, lets not forgot why we are here.

Photo: Mathea Kelley

Summon the horses,

Photo: Tom Boland

and ready the hardware.

Photo: Rick Samuels

The finish is on the horizon.

Photo: Rick Samuels

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