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The Preakness Stakes, Pimlico, Baltimore

The Preakness is by far the most unique and maybe the most overlooked of the 3 races that comprise horse racing’s Triple Crown. What makes it so unique? For one, while those attending the race get excited just like at … Continue reading

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Not Trying Too Hard

Kentucky-born author Bobbie Ann Mason once wrote “Deep down Kentuckians are always afraid that people are going to be surprised to see them with shoes on.” Perhaps that explains the preoccupation with women’s fashion and those ridiculous hats at the Kentucky Derby. … Continue reading

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Triple Crown Possibilities – Thoughts on the Belmont Stakes

Steve Munday: Okay, horse racing hasn’t had a Triple Crown winner since Affirmed did it in 1978 (past winners). Why so long? The experts blame modern breeding practices, increased use of race day meds, and U.S. training techniques. I’m not … Continue reading

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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Crab Cakes – A Preakness Story

Dateline: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD, May 19th, 2012 Hours after I’ll Have Another thrilled a crowd of over 121,000 by winning the Preakness in the final stride, a smaller, seemingly more refined crowd gathered near Pimlico’s famed stakes barn … Continue reading

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Preakness Thoughts & Bodie Pics

The 2nd leg of the Triple Crown shifts from blue grass Kentucky to blue collar Baltimore. Whereas the Kentucky Derby is Mint Juleps and fancy hats, the Preakness is beer and ‘wife beaters.’ Saturday’s crowd at Pimlico will reflect Baltimore’s … Continue reading

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Searching History for Clues to the 2012 Kentucky Derby

It’s a cliché that history repeats itself. It does, kinda, but not usually in ways that are easily recognizable or predictable. However, it’s still fun thinking about what happened in previous Derbies to see if there are any clues for … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned – Triple Crown Edition

Now that the dust has settled on one of the stranger Triple Crown seasons of recent memory, Derek Brown takes some time to reflect on what the last five weeks have taught him about playing the races and making the … Continue reading

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Talkin’ Preakness Stakes, Suffolk Opening Day, SSoH & More!

In addition to the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, Saturday is opening day for Suffolk Downs and Dylan J. is here to provide his take on the card. Fans are always ready and excited for Opening Day, whether it is a … Continue reading

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Preakness – 2nd Jewel in the Pick 4 Triple Crown

After a juicy pick 4 on Derby day that paid over $6,000 for $.50, it’s time to jump back into the pool on Saturday for Pimlico’s late pick 4 sequence that ends with the Preakness in race 12. While it … Continue reading

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It’s the Preakness, Man

Attending the KY Derby and Preakness lets you compare two distinct experiences.  An analogy may be the difference between Las Vegas and Atlantic City: Las Vegas (the Derby) has more cachet and the crowds are attractive and hip.  Atlantic City … Continue reading

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