Friday, June 24, 2011

136th Preakness Stakes Recap

We are fortunate to have the home of Preakness pretty much in our backyard, so we try to go every year.

SAS, EAS, Lawyer Liz



SAS & Lawyer Liz's Beau picking their horses


JCW & EAS

SAS, Lawyer Liz and myself were inside the race track when the sweetest little girl approached us. She had 3 extras tickets to the Triple Crown Room and wanted us to be her guests. She like us had a love of pink and was immediately drawn to our vibrant dresses. Her family had a horse that was racing and they were in town from Kentucky. She turned out to be the Matilda of horse racing!

We enjoyed Black Eyed Susans in the Triple Crown Room, a private betting window and Matilda teaching us how to pick our horses.

Not only did we share a love of pink with Matilda but we also shared a love of dessert!

We saw the Preakness Sundae advertised in the program and searched Pimlico to no avail.

Later we found out the Preakness Sundaes were in the infield. One of the servers was kind enough to brave the infield and bring us back Sundaes.

Matilda and her family took us down to the stables to check out some of the horses before the big race.


Animal Kingdom getting ready for the start...we loved his monogrammed blanket!

SAS, EAS, Lawyer Liz

It was a win for Shackleford in the Preakness!

Special thanks to Matilda and her family for great food and great company. It was so very nice meeting you all and for only going into third grade Matilda certainly knows her stuff! xx

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20 comments:

Ms. Bright said...

Looks like fabulous weather and company! Been to many races, including derby quite a few times, but never the Preakness!

TWA said...

Great Dress, EAS ;)

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

What lucky girls to have met Matilda! She certainly gave you a backstage tour of the goings-on of the Preakness. Were you able to go to the paddock before post time? Before races, going with Hop to the paddock to chat with the jockey and Hop's trainer, AFA III, was always the highlight of my Pimlico trips. I have always had a teeny crush on Graham Motion and seeing his red monogram on the navy blanket makes my heart swoon.

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

What a fun day, and how brave and sweet for that cute little girl to approach you all and invite you as her guests? She sounds adorable.

I Dream Of said...

Oh what fun! I love a good horse race (and any excuse to get dressed up in a pretty dress). Thanks for taking us along on your adventure. Happy weekend!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

What fun! "Brave" the infield to get the drinks is right. I went to the Preakness one year with friends, and didn't know the hauntings of the infield. Bad mistake! That place is CRAZY!?

The City Boy said...

so much fun! You get to go to such amazing things. I definitely want to get to a horse race some day

Sarah said...

Love those dresses!

Raulston said...

Exceptional photos!Thumbs up to JWC on the tie, belt, and shades.

Main Line Sportsman said...

Wow...a tour of the barns on Preakness day..that is tremendous...

JMW said...

See, you can always count on a Kentucky girl to treat you right! I had so hoped that Animal Kingdom would win, adding a second jewel to the crown. But, at least Louisville boy Dale Romans won with Shackleford. Love the outfits, btw. The whole crew looks fabulous!

pve design said...

I could just be your own personal artist racing beside you sketching you all the way cross the finish line....or the lilly line...
pve

Sundresses and Smiles said...

How cool to get to go to the Triple Crown room!!

Preppy 101 said...

What a great day! Love the photos. xoxo

QueenBeeSwain said...

love everything about this day and event and darling little girl, hello future socialite! and isn't this further proof that it pays to be a girl in a pink dress!!!

xoox

kHm

♡ bAs said...

Cute pictures!! (:
Just voted again!

Karena said...

What a wonderful adventure. I have not attended The Preakness. Everything fell right into place that day and you all look great!

xoxo
Karena
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Southern Belle said...

Love all three of your dresses! Perfect Preakness choices!!

Jessica said...

This looks like so much fun! I am loving ya'lls dresses!!

Fashion Meets Food said...

Love your clutch!

xo