for Preakness Stakes
The Preakness Stakes is an American Grade I stakes race 1-3/16 mile (1.91 km) thoroughbred horse race for three-year-old horses, held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.
Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg); fillies 121 lb (55 kg).
The Preakness Stakes has been termed "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" because a blanket of Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta, the state flower of Maryland) is traditionally placed around the winner's neck. - per wikipedia
Will you be watching today to see if Animal Kingdom takes the race?
by Emery Lee
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Offer ends: June 19, 2011
Complete the task on all 3 Triple Crown posts:
Task2: If you were going to send a horse to the races what would he look like? Send me a link to a picture of a horse and your name for it. Be as fanciful or serious as you like. sample: see my Pirate horse above.
Task1: May 7: Kentucky Derby
Task3: June 11: Belmont Stakes
AND, leave your email (if I don't already have it)
AimeeKay's horse: Moon Runner
Debbie's horse: The Shadow of Midnight
Giada's horse: Te.spiezzo.in.due
Translation: I break you in two (sentece from Rocky IV - Ivan Drago to Rocky Balboa)....he is very exuberant, isn't he?
identityseeker's horse: Puck
Karla's horse: Messenger of Death
krysykat's horse: The Cheval of Ussuri
Sakira's horse: Black Beauty
vampire princess' horse: Black Death
show me yours
* image source pirate horse by WSTopDeck
* U P D A T E: Preakness Stakes 2011 winner is Shackleford.
* part of ...and a bottle o'rum event