A mud-spattered Curlin takes flight in the 2007 Preakness Stakes


At the top, the Rachel Alexandra’s filly 2013. At the bottom, Rachel, days ago, running in her paddock at Stonestreet Farm :)


Narvaez is a horse with a lot of talent and I hope none of it is wasted.

i kinda wish Verrazano would’ve been able to run in the Preakness I feel like he would’ve done well

Anonymous asked:
Who are your picks for the Preakness?

I posted that I liked Orb, Itsmyluckyday and WTC.

It’s a shame that Lucky didn’t get up for first!

I wish I liked Gary Stevens or any of Oxbow’s connections.


Running Free

3-year-old ridgling Freedom Child (Malibu Moon - Bandstand) stamped himself as an up-and-coming talent with an explosive romp in the Grade 2 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park

Coming off a dismal trip in the Grade 1 Wood Memorial last month, Freedom Child went off at 7-2 in the slop at Belmont. He started slowly, as seems to be his custom, but quickly gathered himself to lead to the field. At the top of the stretch, he began pulling away, eventually winning by 13 1/4 lengths

Freedom Child is now being pointed toward the Belmont Stakes in about a month


sent from a friend’s cell phone:
Orb in his paddock; 138th running of the Preakness Stakes 2013, Pimlico Raceway, Baltimore, Maryland

The Preakness Stakes is an American flat Thoroughbred horse race held on the third Saturday in May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland.

First run in 1873, the Preakness Stakes was named by a former Maryland Governor after a winning colt at Pimlico. The race has been termed “The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans,”  Maryland’s state flower.





Galileo, July 2011 by Caroline B Miller on Flickr.

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