05/28/11 Cars pour into the Hi-Way Drive In.
05/21/11 Shackleford speeds by on his way to win the 136th running of the Preakness at Pimlico racetrack in Baltimore.
[Dixie Stakes won the turf race before the big race - the photographers are waiting for him to enter the Winner's Circle.]
[Shackleford bucks and kicks during the pre-race call to the post.]
[Beach volleyball in the infield.]
[Bruno Mars plays the infield.]
[Mucho Macho Man in the parade to the post.]
[Rounding the 1st turn in the Preakness.]
[Jockey John Velazquez who rode KY Derby winner Animal Kingdom, explains to reporters after the race how he came in 2nd to Shackleford in the Preakness.]
[Victory lap for Shackleford.]
[Jockey Jesus Castanon celebrates his win.]
[Shackleford in his stall at the Stakes Barn post-race with his wreath of Black-Eyed Susans close by.]
05/21/11 Science has proven that the world would be 50-75% more beautiful if women wore gigantic hats with flowers all the time.
And just to end this essay on a low note . . .
05/21/11 Shackleford, with jockey Jesus Castanon on board, holds off Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom to win the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico racetrack in Baltimore.
05/20/11 “The Front Row” fashion show at Bethesda Row on Friday night was hosted by Kelly Cutrone from MTV’s “The Hills” and “The City” – two shows I’ve never seen but I must note the more than passing resemblance she bears to fellow reality TV star Ozzy Osborne.