2014 Preakness Stakes Day Sights

The sights and scenes that make the second jewel of the Triple Crown unique.

Raise the flags

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

and strike up the band.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The race is about to begin...

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

so, Get Your Preak On,

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

or at least get some free bacon.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

40 years in the Preakness infield and still alive to tell the tale.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Basic nutritional requirements to keep up the strength of the infield dweller.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Fortification of a different kind.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The master Jaggermeister

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Getting mugged in the infield.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Did someone call security?

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Or the Army?

Lunar Rock won the Deputed Testamony Starter Handicap, which honors the 1983 Preakness winner.

Photo: Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club

Faces in the crowd

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Happy My Way went right to the lead in the Maryland Sprint Handicap (gr. III) and could not be caught,

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much to the delight of jockey Joe Bravo.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

When life gives you lemons....make lemonade!

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

California Chrome owner Steve Coburn delivered sound bites for everyone. Here Ken Rudolph with Sacramento television interviews him.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Come on, show everyone how much fun they are missing - this one's going on twitter.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

In The Very One, Ageless came up the rail

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Photo: Dave Harmon

and pulled away for a 3/4 length win.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

A little corn hole to pass the day.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

An action shot.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

It's not all play on Preakness Day.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

They either really like the band or California Chrome just walked by.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Cal-i-for-ni-a Chrome!

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Meadowood pulled away late under Javier Castellano to win the Chick Lang Stakes.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

The three-year-old colt is now a perfect 3-for-3 in his career.

Photo: Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club

Black-Eyed Susans are sprouting up all over.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

I think this one has my name on it.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

These Black-Eyed Susans definitely have some class.
 

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

If you don't have a black-eyed susan, a bowtie is acceptable, as long as it's the proper colors.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

See, bowties make everything fashionable.

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Horses are another option, always appropriate.

Yes, I made it myself. What's your point?

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

I don't know what you mean, there's something on my head?

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

Wallyanna was claimed 2 starts ago, and won the James W. Murphy Stakes on Preakness Day with Javier Castellano aboard.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

Somali Lemonade (left) went wider and wider as she approached the wire in the Gallorette Handicap (gr. IIIT), 

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

but that didn't stop her from winning under Luis Saez.

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Trainer Michael Matz and owner Caroline Forgason enjoyed Somali Lemonade's victory.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Class Leader caught Life in Shambles late to win the Sir Barton Stakes.

Photo: Stuart Haman, Maryland Jockey Club

I think he got there, I hope he got there.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Class Leader and jockey James Graham (left) would not be denied.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

It was a wild finish in the Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT).

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Photo: Rick Samuels

It was Utley who was moving best late for the win.

Photo: Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club

Edgar Prado enjoyed the victory aboard Utley.

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Photo: Rick Samuels

Tim Lanahan sets the camera remotes for the big race.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

This is impressive, but it's hard to see from up here.

Photo: Dave Harmon

The Winner's Circle looks a little empty,

Photo: Chad B. Harmon

But, here comes the hardware.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Better keep a close eye on the trophies.

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Photo: Dave Harmon

The weather vane is ready for a new paint scheme. On to the Preakness.

Photo: Dave Harmon

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