A Preakness fan with her hat covered with old tickets and newspaper clippings. The oldest I can read is from 1995.
2007 Preakness Miscellaneous Photos
There was lots going on at Pimlico on Preakness day other than the races. There were special tributes to Barbaro, parachute jumps, the Thunderbirds flying over, the Budweiser Clydesdales, and more. Here is a selection of photos from the day for your enjoyment. Just click the smaller one to see a bigger version.
The paratroopers present the Barbaro flag carried down in their jump to the Jacksons
The Jacksons in the winners' circle after the first running of the Barbaro Stakes (formerly the Sir Barton).
A Barbaro fan in the stands
Some of the owners of Flashy Bull who won the William Donald Schaefer Handicap with their trophy after the race.
One of the paratroopers who performed for the crownd carried down the Barbaro silks flag that was presented to Jacksons in one of the earlier photos.
Because of the wind, the paratroopers had more problems than usual on Preakness day. The one carrying the Barbaro flag landed in the infield as did an earlier one.
This paratrooper managed to push off the outer rail of the turf course so he landed correctly on the grass.
The horses break from the gate for the William Donald Schaefer Handicap on Preakness day.
Triple Crown quick links:
Top Kentucky Derby Contenders - my list of the top horses headed to the Derby with profiles for each with photos, stats, and link to more info like past performances and pedigree.
Analyzing the top 2013 Kentucky Derby contenders - My annual analysis of the top contenders to try and select a winner by matching each to the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner using many of the more popular angles and statistical trends. This year there were is a 3-way tie for the top spot: Goldencents, Normandy Invasion, and Overanalyze.
2013 Kentucky Derby And Oaks Security - New enhanced stricter rules will be enforced this year. Be sure to read the rules as many have changed and more things are banned. There will still be magnetic wand searches of all patrons and many things are no longer allowed. Check here to make sure you don't bring anything they will confiscate.
Review: Triple Crown Handicapper 2013 - by Jim Mazur. Includes lots of stats for all 3 races and explains how to use a system of statistically derived negative angles to eliminate the "bad" picks.
Review: Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments - Commemorative DVD from Churchill Downs with video from 27 different runnings along with interviews, photos, and historical info. Definitely recommended for any racing fan!
Review: Churchill Downs - America's Most Historic Racetrack by Kimberly Gatto. An entertaining and informative account of the history of the track and it's most famous race, the Kentucky Derby, with lots of photos. Definitely recommended.