2013 Preakness Sights

The people and sights of Preakness Day 2013

All the information to plan your day - you certainly don't want to miss anything.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Derby winner Orb enjoys a hose down on Preakness morning.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Despite the dire weather predictions, the people came, with the 4th largest attendance in Preakness history.

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Photo: Courtney Heeney

Celebrating the previous winners of the Preakness, including Candy Spots, victorious 50 years ago.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Dropping in on the Preakness.

Photo: Alexander Cutadean

Folks flock to the infield to "Get Their Preak On."

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

The games of the infield. Now, the trick is to make your throw without spilling a drop.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Keep your eye on the ball.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Zee Bros and Martin Garcia blew away the competition in the Chick Lang Stakes.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Affirmed was hoping for a little company in the realm of Triple Crown winners.

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Photo: Chad Harmon

Never count your winnings...

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Redwood Kitten and Joel Rosario left the others behind to win the 4th running of the James W. Murphy Stakes

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

The  James W. Murphy Stakes presentation, featuring Wesley Ward and Joel Rosario.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Trainer Wesley Ward accepts the vase.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Trainer Wesley Ward gets congratulations from Daniel Siegal, representing owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Some of the others had less than smooth trips in the James W. Murphy Stakes.  Yougotthatgoinforu was in tight and clipped heels, causing jockey Emilio Flores to lose his irons.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Flores tried to hang on,

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

but he lost his grip,

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

and tumbled to the turf, dangerously close to Wry Me.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Thankfully, the horse missed Flores, who walked off the course. All of the horses escaped injury as well.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

You think you've tasted a Black-Eyed Susan before, but you've never tasted a Black-Eyed Susan like this Black-Eyed Susan.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Everything is better with a Black-Eyed Susan.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Everything...

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Summer Applause and John Velazquez fought for victory in the Allaire DuPont Distaff Stakes (gr. III).

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Summer Applause looking pretty in the Winner's Circle.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The connections of Summer Applause, including trainer Chad Brown and John Velazquez.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Which race are you in again?

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Wait, don't tell me where you are from, let me guess.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Orb is in the infield.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

I can feel it. I've got the winner, the exacta, the trifecta, and the super in this one.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Pianist stretched her legs on the lead on the turf in the Gallorette,

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

and came home 2 3/4 lengths in front under Mike Smith.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Mike Smith explains how he was able to steal away on Pianist to win the Gallorette.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Sample shots are sure to improve your handicapping.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

What makes you think this is my Preakness hat?

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

They are $9 a piece, but if you buy three, only $27! Quite a deal.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Will this be enough?

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Better get some reinforcements.

Photo: Alexander Cutadean

Happiness is a weather forecast that was wrong, nothing but sunshine here.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Pitbull performing in the infield.

Photo: Alexander Cutadean

Oh the Humanity!

Photo: Alexander Cutadean

Did someone call the Navy?

Photo: Alexander Cutadean

Sage Valley sat off the early pace in the Maryland Sprint Handicap and then rolled home, winning by 2 1/4 lengths.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Sage Valley was making his first start of 2013, but had no trouble finding the Winner's Circle.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The gang was all there to celebrate Sage Valley's victory, including jockey John Velazquez.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Longines leant their support, and their timepieces, to the Preakness.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Talking in all the action.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

It's been 40 years since Secretariat won the Preakness, but Ron Turcotte remembers it like it was yesterday.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Frank Stronach surveys the scene at Pimlico.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Skyring and Gary Stevens controlled the Dixie (gr. IIT) from start to finish.

Photo: Maryland Jockey Club, Jim McCue

Skyring has shown a fondness for Preakness Day. Last year, he won the James W. Murphy Stakes on this day.

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Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Everyone was looking pretty comfortable in the Winner's Circle for the Dixie.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Watches for all from Longines after the Dixie.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Now, on to the Preakness.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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