|Susan Dey - Partridge Extraordinaire|
It comes but once a year, the day before the second jewel of the Triple Crown. I know, I know, channeling my inner twelve year old again. But it's good for a chuckle or two every year.
We've got a post up online in the Sports, Ink blog of The Buffalo News breaking down the race that you can check out here.
The remainder of the card looks pretty rock solid with a total of six stakes races, including the BES. One race I really miss that typically was run on Black-Eyed Susan day is the Pimlico Special for handicap horses.
The Special's list of winning horses is a Who's Who of racing royalty. Horses who won the Special include War Admiral, Seabiscuit, Whirlaway, Citation, Assault, Cigar, Skip Away, Real Quiet, Mineshaft and Invasor. The race has only been run once in the last five years, with Student Council winning in 2008. The 1938 race was the famous match race between War Admiral and Seabiscuit as featured in the full-length film.
Today's races include an all-stakes late Pick 4 (50-cent minimum) starting with the Ms. Preakness (Race 9), in addition to the first half of a BES/Preakness double bet. Pimlico is also offering rolling 50-cent Pick 3's throughout the card, so the wagering menu looks juicy.
We'll be live blogging the Preakness Day card starting late morning tomorrow at the Sports, Ink blog as we did on Derby Day, so stop by and check out updates from Baltimore as the day progresses. Here are my thoughts on the big race.
Good luck and have a great weekend!