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The cake for the horsemen after the Preakness at the hospitality tent by the stakes barn at Pimlico
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2010 Preakness Miscellaneous Photos

Date: 05/16/2010

There was lots going on at Pimlico on Preakness day other than the races. There were the fans, an airplane flyover, the Budweiser Clydesdales, and of course there is always the scenery. Here is a selection of photos from Preakness day for your enjoyment. Just click the smaller one to see a bigger version.

There are two places the silks of the Preakness winner are painted each year. One is the lawn jockey out by the stakes barn which you see here.The other more visible place they are painted is on the weather vane atop the old clubhouse cupola behind the Preakness winner's circle.
Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky gets his tattoo examined by horse identifier Shannon Spillman before the race.Trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Martin Garcia watch Lookin At Lucky in the infield saddling area before the Preakness
After the drastic drop in attendance from 112,222 in 2008 to 77,850 last year due to the ban on bringing beer to the infield, the crowd was up to 95,760 for 2010 thanks in part to beautiful weather and a new "Mug Club" ticket for the infield that comes with unlimited beer. This fan wasn't going to let anything keep him home from the infield, not even a broken leg.Fans came to the infield dressed all kinds of ways, even in jockey silks.
Sam Grossman, the regular bugler for NYRA, performed the Call to the Post for the races at Pimlico on Friday and Saturday. Here he is before one of the races and posing with a Preakness fan in the stands.
The traditional honor guard brings the Preakness trophies over to the winner's circle followed by track security people with the flowers for the winner.
The flyover by Air Combat Command's Heritage Flight in a three-aircraft formation of modern day fighters and a vintage warbird. Included were a P-51 Mustang from World War II, an F-16 Fighting Falcon from Shaw Air Force Base, SC, and the F-22 Raptor, the USAF's newest and most advanced stealth fighter from Langley Air Force Base, VA. The Baltimore police helicopter was constantly buzzing the infield to keep an eye out for any rowdy drunks. The gold ball in the bottom of the photo is the top of the finish line post.
The Budweiser Clydesdales paraded down the track on Saturday morning.A look at the crowd in the stands early on Preakness day just before the James W. Murphy Stakes.
Many ladies had on hats Preakness day, most in color schemes that included yellow. Here is a fancy one on the left and a cute one with a race track around the brim, horses with jockeys, and real dollar bills on the right.

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