Day At The Races: Preakness 2011

05/21/11 Shackleford speeds by on his way to win the 136th running of the Preakness at Pimlico racetrack in Baltimore.

[Infield]

[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.]

[Infield.]

[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.]

The Front Row

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.