The Triple Crown trophy and the Preakness Trophy, the Woodlawn Vase, the most valuable trophy in sports.
Preakness Undercard Stakes
Pimlico Special & Black-Eyed Susan
Alibi Breakfast & Barn
Other Photos & Celebrities
Seabiscuit vs. War Admiral
The Alibi Breakfast is a Pimlico tradition dating back to the 1930's, when trainers and owners would gather at the old Clubhouse and swap stories over coffee with each other and the press. Some of the best racing stories ever to be printed came from these breakfasts. Nowadays the Breakfast gives the connections and media a chance to celebrate the Preakness and give their race predictions and comments.
Jackson Knowlton and David Mahan of Sackatoga Stables, owner of Derby winner Funny Cide
When asked about the Santos incident, he said, "It felt terrible, it felt like we got punched in the stomach. It was s very difficult time for Santos and his family. Fortunately the stewards in Kentucky acted expeditiously, got this over with so we could have our full celebration with the Governor (of New York) with no black cloud."
Master of Ceremonies Chris Lincoln asked Sackatoga partner David Mahan about their transportation arrangements at the Derby, which consisted of a school bus, the "Yellow Stretch Limo", because the team could not afford a $3400 chartered bus. Mahan said, "That was a lot of fun. Jackson assigned me to get get our people over to Churchill Downs. $3400 was a little too much for Sackatoga Stable at the time, right now it's not too bad, but we loaded [the school bus] up with beers and some bloody marys and had a great old time. We parked next to all these big stretch million-dollar coaches, we piled out and won a Derby, it was great!"
Trainer D. Wayne Lukas and Repository, entered in The Very One Stakes on Black-Eyed Susan day.
Ken Ramsey, co-owner, of Ten Cents a Shine, added, "I feel we've put ourselves in a position to get lucky. We've got a multiple Eclipse Award winning jockey, a multiple Eclipse-Award winning trainer, both of them are in the Hall of Fame, so, put yourself in a position that way and sometimes luck happens."
Trainer Bob Baffert leads Black-Eyed Susan entrant Santa Caterina out for a gallop.
Before the breakfast, we visited the Stakes Barn to see what the Preakness horses were up to.
Crown Royal American Turf winner and Preakness entrant Senor Swinger went out for a jog on Thursday morning.
After his jog, Senor Swinger enjoyed a nice bath.
Neil Howard's Preakness entrant Midway Road walked around the track the wrong way twice just to stretch his legs.
Lukas sent his horses out early, while it was still dark, and Preakness entrant Scrimshaw was out for a graze afterwards.
Snake Mountain, who will run in the Pimlico Special on Friday, was out to graze.
The Preakness logo painted on the grass of the infield and the winner's circle.
The Preakness saddlecloths with the jockey figurines painted in the Preakness entrants' colors. The figurines are a gift to the owners at the Alibi Breakfast.
The lawn jockey by the Stakes Barn is painted with the last Preakness winner's colors.
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