Friday, May 18, 2012
Pimlico Race Course
The People's Pink Party
The 3rd Annual Lady Legends for the Cure Luncheon
Don't Miss this Excusive Offer for Equiery Readers & Maryland Stables!
Race day guests who purchase a “stable
table” for 10 at the “Lady Legends for the Cure” luncheon
will be invited to join Kathy Kusner for breakfast private tour of the
stables, where you will get to see some of the horses as well as the
famed Budweiser Clydesdales!
for a STABLE TABLE for 10
Meet Kathy Kusner – The Ultimate Lady Legend
only 21 years old, she set the U.S Ladies High Jump record and was named
“Horsewoman of the Year” before joining the United States
Equestrian Team in 1961.
Horses in Cinema – A Celebration of the Preakness
recognition of the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes, AFI Silver
presents some of the best films featuring that noblest of creatures,
the horse, including heartwarming family classics and tales of thrilling
equine adventure. This series is presented in collaboration with the
Maryland Jockey Club, the Maryland Horse Council and the Maryland Horse
Industry Board, who is sponsoring the free kick-off screening
of MISTY on May 12 and an opportunity to meet horses outside
after the show, courtesy of Maryland-National Capital Park Police!
"White Gloves" by Martha Dugan Hopkins (12-1pm); "Sham, Great was Second Best" by Phil Dandres (12-2pm); "Raja" by Anne Hambleton (12-2pm); "Racing From Death" by Lynda Sasscer Hill (12-2pm) & "Inside Track: Insiders Guide to Horse Racing" by Donna Barton Brothers (2-3pm)
ESPN reporter Jeannine Edwards, former Miss Preakness
Maggie Wolfendale (NYRA Paddock Analyst ), and Daily Racing Form analyst
Mike Watchmaker will
Organized by Corrigan Sports, the race will be run Saturday,
May 12. The entire race will be within the grounds at Pimlico, including
a lap around the iconic track before finishing up in the Infield. A
percentage of the race proceeds will be donated to Komen Maryland.
Edens Edge & WPOC 93.1
Big Machine Records' hot new trio, Edens Edge, will perform live in the Turfside Terrace. They have been profiled as one of Billboard’s “Artists to Watch,” were selected as a CMT LISTEN UP! Artist and have been featured on major tours with Country stars Brad Paisley, Reba and Lady Antebellum. For more on Edens Edge, www.edensedge.com. WPOC 93.1 returns as the official media sponsor of the Turfside Terrace with host Laurie DeYoung.
The contest honoring breast cancer survivors and individuals who have made a difference in the lives of those fighting breast cancer returns for the third year. Ms. Preakness Pink Warrior 2012 will serve as the official ambassador of the Preakness, representing the Maryland Jockey Club at Preakness events throughout the week.
Check back to find out who will become the 2012 Ms.
Preakness Pink Warrior! Click
Here to find out how you can help choose.
The "Smith Island Cake" was named the official
state desert in 2008! A signature Smith Island Cake has been created
in honor of "Black-Eyed Susan Day" at Pimlico Race Track .
Purchase this cake on the Smith Island Cake Company's website and 15%
of sales will be donated to Komen Maryland. Gourmet desserts will be
featured at The People's Pink Party in the Turfside Terrace. The
Original Smith Island Cake Company
Macy's Tickled Pink Fashion Show & Health Fair
The Maryland Jockey Club and Komen Maryland will team up with Macy's White Marsh to celebrate Women's Health with the second annual Tickled Pink Fashion Show and Health Fair on Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Macy's White Marsh.
All 16 Lady Legends & Jockey Challenge riders will particiapte in an autograph session.
Sunrise at Old Hilltop
May 16-May 18 from 6 a.m. - 9 a.m. watch the Triple Crown contenders work out and tour the Pimlico stable area, including a stop at the Preakness barn and a visit with the Budweiser Clydesdales! Free Admission.
Free Souvenir Poster
Will be given out to the first 3,500 Pimlico fans
The Lady Legends for the Cure Race (post time 1:30 p.m.)
The 2010 Lady Legends For the Cure Race™
was the first ever pari-mutuel race showcasing retired female riders,
two of whom are breast cancer survivors. Gwen Jocson won the inaugural
race aboard Honor in Peace.
The second annual Female Jockey's Challenge will feature
eight of the world’s top female jockeys, two more than a year
ago, competing in four races with points award ed based upon their finish.
Greta Kuntzweiler–won 108 races in 2000 and was one of the three finalists for the Eclipse Award for top apprentice in North America. She won the riding title at the 2002 winter-spring meet at Turfway Park.
Tammi Piermarini–who became the fifth female rider to win 2,000 races last summer at Suffolk Downs
Abby Fuller–who came out of retirement
last year after finishing second in the 2011 Lady Legends race. She
captured NYRA’s Filly Triple Crown in 1985 aboard Mom’s
Command, a filly owned and bred by her father.
Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) (post time 4:46 p.m.)
2012 will mark the 88th running of the $250,000 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Grade 2) for 3-year-old fillies. The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is run annually at Pimlico Race Course. The race is run over one and one-eighth miles on the dirt.
The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes was first run in 1919 as the Pimlico Oaks, in 1952 the name was changed to its current title to compliment the Preakness Stakes and to acknowledge the Maryland State flower. The Black-Eyed Susan Stakes is one of three races that are the de facto distaff counterparts to the Triple Crown races, along with the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs and the Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park.
Sixteen fillies that won The Black-Eyed Susan went on to be named a Champion according to the Maryland Jockey Club, those fillies include; Silverbulletday, Serena's Song, Davona Dale, Office Queen, Airmans Guide, Real Delight, Wistful III, But Why Not, Gallorette, Twilight Tear, Vagrancy, Fairy Chant, Nellie Morse, Maid at Arms, Cleopatra and Milkmaid.
Pimlico Special (G3) (post time 5:51 p.m.)
An added bonus to the stakes schedule is the reappearance
of the $300,000 Pimlico Special for handicap horses. The first 1 3/16-mile
Pimlico Special was run in 1937 and won by War Admiral. Other prominent
winners include Whirlaway, Seabiscuit and Citation
The People's Pink Party Events
General Admission Tickets
Black-Eyed Susan Day Featured
Guide to Preakness Week Events
Black-Eyed Susan Day Facebook
Pimlico Race Course–Maps
Horses in Cinema – A Celebration
of the Preakness
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