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


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


--~ 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

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:
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

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