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BALTIMORE - MAY 17: Race fans stand in the infield before the 133rd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course May 17, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE - MAY 17: Race fans stand in the infield before the 133rd Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course May 17, 2008 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The dead week after the Derby is gone and Preakness Week is upon us.  Here are a few Preakness related news items to kick things off:

Entries - Pimlico, May 14, 2010 - Daily Racing Form
Pimlico has drawn the entries for their Friday card, featuring the Grade 2 Black Eyed Susan.

Super Saver drills three furlongs in final Preakness workout - Thoroughbred Times
Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver completed his preparations for the Preakness by working three furlongs in 36.60 seconds over a fast Churchill Downs main track.  The move was the fifth fastest of 28 works at the distance.

Lookin At Lucky Headed to the Preakness - BloodHorse.com
Trainer Bob Baffert finally confirmed that the 2009 champion two year old colt will be entered in the Preakness.  Like I noted a couple of days ago, I'm not sure I like the fact that it took Baffert this long to decide whether or not to send Lucky to Pimlilco.  said May 10 he would enter the colt in the second leg of the Triple Crown unless something unexpected happened.

Mission Impazible 'pazible" for Preakness - The Inside Post
Todd Pletcher indicated this weekend the Mission Impazible is now a possibility to run in the Preakness, so add him to your contender list.

Daily Racing Form - Preakness PPs
Speaking of contender lists, if you are looking for some free past performances of all the potential Preakness contenders, the Daily Racing Form has you covered at the Preakness page.

Peaked by 'Preak' Ad Campaign - BloodHorse.com Blog Stable
A look at the new "Get Your Preak On" ad campaign by the BloodHorse.com.


In a move similar to last year, infield patrons will once again not be allowed to bring in outside "beverages" to the track, which will likely cause a much tamer, low-keyed experience than we've seen in years past.  The Derby has big hats and mint juleps, the Preakness has (had) the running of the porta-potties.

There are so many things wrong with running the porta-potties, chief among them is the fact that that mob is throwing full beer cans at the runners.  Seriously, why waste beer?  Sure, it's cheap, domestic beer (nothing wrong with that), but I thought college-aged kids were a little smarter than to waste beer in such a manner.  Guess not.