2013 Preakness Week

Images from Preakness week 2013

Welcome to Pimlico, home of the Preakness

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Sue Steel, 2013 Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior for the 138th Preakness Stakes. Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior serves as the official Preakness ambassador at all events leading up to and including the middle jewel of racing’s Triple Crown.

Photo: Maryland Jockey Club, Jim McCue

Graham Peck and Sherry Stick got the Preakness running started, as they were the winners in the “Down the Stretch for SGK” Preakness 5k on May 11.

Photo: Maryland Jockey Club, Jerry Dzierwinski

Goldencents was the first Preakness horse on site at Pimlico.

Photo: Maryland Jockey Club, Jim McCue

He had the place to himself for several days, racing only his shadow..

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Goldencents and Kevin Krigger continued bonding at Pimlico.

Photo: Maryland Jockey Club, Jim McCue

Orb worked a half-mile in :47.18 at Belmont Park before departing for Baltimore.

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Orb prepares to leave Belmont Park for Pimlico.

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Orb arrived at Pimlico on May 13.

Photo: Maryland Jockey Club, Jim McCue

Itsmyluckyday worked 1/2 mile in 47 1/5 between the 3rd and 4th races at Monmouth Park Racetrack on Sunday 5/12/13.

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He arrived at Pimlico on May 14 along with several others, including

Photo: Maryland Jockey Club, Jim McCue

Will Take Charge.

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Wednesday was draw day, as everyone wondered what post the Derby winner would get.

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J. Michael Hopkins, executive director with the Marylalnd Racing Commission, and Georganne Hale, Director of Racing/Racing Secretary conduct the post position for the Preakness.

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Will Take Charge is the final name added in post position 7.

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The Post Positions have been assigned.

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 Shug McGaughey was a popular man at the Post Position Draw.

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Departing was one of the new faces in the Preakness.

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He had his first gallop Thursday morning.

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Trainer Al Stall Jr. had a prime spot to watch Departing.

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Departing was a bit of a blurr.

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Trainer Al Stall Jr. seemed pleased.

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Govenor Charlie brought Bob Baffert back to the Triple Crown,

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to the delight of the Media.

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Itsmylucky was looking for redemption after his 15th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby.

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Trainer Eddie Plesa kept a watchful eye on Itsmyluckyday, who is co-owned by his wife Laurie.

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D. Wayne Lukas brought three to the Preakness, Titletown Five, Will Take Charge, and Oxbow.

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Will Take Charge strutting his stuff.

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Oxbow had the lead for a brief time in the Derby, looking for another chance in the Preakness.

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Mylute finished a respectable 5th in the Derby.

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Mylute's rider Rosie Napravnik has a few tricks up her sleeve.

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Goldencents and jockey Kevin Krigger continued to get comfortable at Pimlico.

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Orb's connections seemed unphased by the competition. Co-owner Stuart S. Janney lll,

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Trainer Shug McGaughey,

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Jockey Joel Rosario

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and Jen Patterson, aboard the Derby winner.

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Orb rolling through his morning routine.

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Itsmyluckyday heads to the track with trainer Eddie Plesa Jr.

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Goldencents wasn't the only Doug O'Neill trainee at Pimlico, Richard's Kid was prepping for Friday's Pimlico Special.

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Will Take Charge snacking on a beautiful day at Pimlico.

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Will Take Charge is in his own zone.

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Orb shows off his Maserati blanket.

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D. Wayne Lukas puts his game face on for the Preakness fight.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

D. Wayne Lukas takes Will Take Charge to the track.

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Shug McGaughey, trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Orb  walks back to the barn.

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Shug McGaughey contemplates the Preakness Stakes.

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Departing didn't get a chance for the roses, but he does seem fond of flowers.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Ready for the crowd.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Friday, Pimlico was in the Pink.

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Pink goes with everything.

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Emma Jayne Wilson took the Jockey Challenge on Black-Eyed Susan Day.

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Mary Russ-Tortora rolled home to win the Lady Legends for the Cure race with Haywired.

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Winning jock (facing camera) Mary Russ Tortora gets a hug from Stacy Clarke-Rogers as Zoe Cadman, left, looks on.

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Mary Russ-Tortora accepts the winning check from  Xpressbet.com.

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The highlight of the undercard was Ben's Cat winning the Jim McKay Turf Sprint for the second time. The 7-year-old has now earned $1,462,290.

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The happy Ben's Cat connections, including jockey Julien Pimentel and  trainer King Leatherbury,

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Last Gunfighter rolled home in the Pimlico Special (gr. III).

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Last Gunfighter captured his 6th race in a row in the Pimlico Special (gr. III).

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Last Gunfighter and Javier Castellano, a winning combination in the Pimlico Special.

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Javier Castellano wears a big smile as he enters the Winner's Circle.

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A picture perfect Winner's Circle with Last Gunfighter, Jack Brothers, Chad Brown, and Javier Castellano.

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Off in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.

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Fiftyshadesofhay (left) and Joel Rosario got the best of Marathon Lady late,

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to take the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) by a neck.

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Fiftyshadesofhay and Joel Rosario after winning the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.

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Trainer Bob Baffert and his son Bodie head for the Winner's Circle after Fiftyshadesofhay's win in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.

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In the Winner's Circle for the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes.

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Trainer Bob Baffert, jockey Joel Rosario, and owner Mike Pegram celebrate victory in the Black-Eyed Susan.

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Fiftyshadesofhay and her groom, after she won the Black-Eyed Susan.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Black-Eyed Susan is more than a race, it's a fashion accessory - Groom Jorgie Alvarez with the Black-Eyed Susan blanket.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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