PHOTO CREDIT-Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club
That's In Lingerie holding off Disposablepleasure in yesterday's Black-Eyed Susan Stakes by 1 1/4-lengths on a beautiful day at Old Hilltop. We have a quick recap up online at The Buffalo News. We had a fun day renewing old acquaintances with The Bug Boys (yes, they're still alive -- we got to get them blogging again), Frank from That's Amore Stables, and Steve from Wireplayers, in addition to some clients from Buffalo who were enjoying the comforts of The Sports Palace in the clubhouse.
Wagering-wise our day was saved by Rosie Napravnik and 22-1 shot Share Out, whom completed the middle leg of a nice Pick-3 payout that put us on the plus side for the day. She had a great day on long shot horses -- you really have to pay attention to her horses. Too bad, Valiant Passion couldn't hold onto the lead in the 6th for Team Valor or we would have had a really really good day. But as the wise Saratoga Resident once told me, "first you cash the ticket, then you complain about how big it could have been."
Speaking of Team Valor, I landed on their Preakness horse, Went The Day Well in today's TBN print edition. I'll be starting a live blog early this afternoon at the Sports, Ink blog similar to Kentucky Derby day where you can follow along with the news of the day and how my wagering antics are going.
It's a beautiful day here and the bands are already cranking in the infield (I think the bikini contest is underway also) and everyone seems to have their happy faces on. Me, I rode up on the elevator with a group of Baltimore City Paramedics....that can't be a good sign. First post just went off at 10:30 a.m. on the longest racing day of the year.
Here are some photos from Day One....
|Jockey Statue for 2011 Champion|
Shackleford outside the Stakes Barn
|Sam the Bugler with a guest appearance|
in the Sports Palace
|I wanna be this guy - Unitas Jersey,|
Orioles Cap, Cigar (nice trifecta)
|Mission Impazible in Pimlico Special|
|Yawanna Twist before the Special|
|Pimlico Special champ Alternation|