Saturday, May 21, 2011

Triple Crown: Preakness

Captain Peg
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

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Will you be watching today to see if Animal Kingdom takes the race?

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--~ Book Giveaway ~--


The Highest Stakes
by Emery Lee

Avast, me hearties!

Win a copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: June 19, 2011

TO DO:
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)

Participant entries:

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
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* 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

9 comments:

  1. I would go with this horse
    http://esrohs.com/
    I would name him The Shadow of Midnight.

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  2. Here's my pic: http://www.deviantart.com/download/137119557/Tiger_horse_by_Agent_Elrond.jpg
    I'd name him The Cheval of Ussuri, cheval is horse in french and ussuri is a type of tiger.

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  3. My horse would be this one: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-x-hXwwmyJK0/TVQeCsup_MI/AAAAAAAAAF8/BViqhuiw28w/s320/Zombie_Horse_by_WolfesClothing.jpg
    such a beautiful, strong breed of zombie horse. *-*
    I would name him Messenger of Death. (not too corny, right?)

    kah_cherub at hotmail dot com

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  4. Here's mine:

    http://th02.deviantart.net/fs22/150/i/2009/250/d/e/Gothic_Horse_by_Auldale.png

    I would name her Moon Runner

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  5. http://commenti.kataweb.it/commenti/multimedia//51160/2008/09/10/image/181389.jpg

    His name is Te.spiezzo.in.due! XD

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  6. This one
    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.deviantart.com/download/80493361/Death__s_Horse_by_basilia_czar.jpg&imgrefurl=http://basilia-czar.deviantart.com/art/Death-s-Horse-80493361&h=706&w=600&sz=31&tbnid=Ml_WVAWdM6DTNM:&tbnh=140&tbnw=119&prev=/search%3Fq%3Ddeath's%2Bhorse%26tbm%3Disch%26tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=death's+horse&hl=en&usg=__fK298xlmoFPLCJFEf0J-rNoQNFs=&sa=X&ei=c4PhTbvwLInMgQeive2qBg&ved=0CD0Q9QEwAw

    vampireprincess2468@yahoo.com

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  7. I'd love to take this horse along: http://www.desktopwallpaperhd.com/th/27/20946.jpg

    sarah.setar@gmail.com

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  8. I'd name him Puck :)

    (Sorry, I forgot to name him when I posted the pic)

    sarah.setar@gmail.com

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  9. Here's my Black Beauty :D

    http://Emlis.deviantart.com/art/Black-Beauty-198541391

    Kris
    elfdrop AT gmail DOT com

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