The third Saturday in May will be here in the bat of an eyelash, and that can mean only one thing....Preakness time. Often times overshadowed by that other little horse race in Louisville, many Baltimore natives would argue that their hometown horse gallop is the wilder of the two. In my opinion they may be right.
If you're planning to attend this year's Preakness Stakes be aware that as of 2009 fans can't carry in alcohol anymore. I think this move has been a long time coming, considering that the infield of this race is borderline insane at times. Welcome to the modern world of liability insurance - it's a shame that race officials felt that this was the answer to their problems. We all know that drunken meatheads will always find a way to be drunken meatheads - now they'll just hit the booze extra hard in the parking lot.
Bring cash for parking and have a Black Eyed Susan for me.