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  • Sirex

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    Oct 30, 2010
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    I had to work the Preakness a couple times, but haven't been there recently. I'm really surprised Pimlico is still being used. That place is a deathtrap.
     

    Uncle Duke

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    Feb 2, 2013
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    Not Far Enough from the City
    FWIW, I saw them carry the trophy onto the field with a military honor guard. Why on Earth does a damn horse racing trophy rate a military honor guard?
    Part ceremomial no doubt, but also part practical as well.

    The genuine Preakness trophy is called the Woodlawn Vase. It dates to just prior to the Civil War, was made by Tiffany, resides year round at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and is brought to Pimlico each year by the Maryland National Guard. It is valued at 4 million dollars. Preakness winners used to keep that trophy for a year, and were then expected to return it. Today, winners get a replica trophy.
     

    gtodave

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    Aug 14, 2007
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    Mt Airy

    Stupid white people...can't take them anywhere!

    People must bring an extra case of beer just to throw it. I know when I bring beer to an event, I covet it, because it always runs out!
     

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