18 May 2007

Crowning Glories

And the winner of the Preakness is: Curlin

Street Sense


On Saturday there will be two horses on people's minds. It will be one year since Barbaro was going for the second jewel in the triple crown at the Preakness. It will be impossible for those who saw the tragic accident that eventually ended his life not to remember the great Kentucky Derby winner and the months of treatment that made the whole nation aware of a magnificent animal. Pimilico has renamed the Sir Barton Stakes in his honor. The Barbaro Stakes will run just before the Preakness.

Going off from post position 8 in the Preakness will be Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense. He will be competing against eight other horses who are the best of their generation. Can Street Sense take the second leg and wear the black eyed susans as well as he wore the roses? If he wins, will we finally have a triple crown winner wearing a blanket of carnations at The Belmont?

For those who want to bet or just know the who what and where, here is the Preakness field with their jockeys and odds

1 Mint Slewlap 30/1 Desormeux

2 Xchanger 15/1 Bravo

3 Circular Quay 8/1 Velazquez

4 Curlin 7/2 Albarado

5 King of the Roxy 12/1 Gomez

6 Flying First Class 20/1 Guidry

7 Hard Spun 5/2 Pino

8 Street Sense 7/5 Borel

9 C P West 20/1 Prado

For those who like to join in on traditions, here is your meal and beverage for the Preakness

Maryland Crab Cakes

1 lb. Crab meat (preferably back-fin)
1/4 c. Mayonnaise
2 T. Parsley, minced
1/2 t. Salt
1/2 c. Soft bread crumbs
2 Eggs, beaten
5 drops Tabasco sauce
fine cracker crumbs
1 stick Butter (can substitute margarine or oil)
Optional for those who prefer more zing: 1 T. horseradish

Combine all ingredients except crumbs and butter and mix together lightly. Form into desired size cakes but do not pack firmly then pat lightly with cracker crumbs. Chill for an hour so they are easier to handle.

Heat butter in a large skillet and fry cakes until golden brown on all sides. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.


Black-Eyed Susan
Traditional drink of the Preakness

2 oz. Grand Marnier
1/2 oz. White Creme de Menthe
1/2 oz. Brandy
Crushed ice
Pour liquors over crushed ice in a shaker,

shake well and pour into a glass.


RebelliousRenee said...


Go Street Sense!

the Black-Eyed Susan sounds interesting....

you can keep the crab cakes.....

This Eclectic Life said...

I might try the crab cakes. I'd definitely go for a black eyed Susan. I've always liked horses, but only occasionally watched horse races on television. Your posts could make me a convert!

Linda said...

Horse races tend to make me nervous, probably because of accidents like the one that happened to Barbaro. I know that they're few and far between but it still makes me nervous for some reason.

Of course, if I drank enough of those Black-Eyed Susans while munching on some Crab Cakes I might be a bit more relaxed!

The Rock Chick said...

Hi Jamie,

I love the races! Arlington International Racecourse is only a few miles from my house. I take the kids most Friday afternoons in the summer. Jockeys, odds, I can't figure any of that out relating to the horses so I pick 'em by name!!!

This one definitely goes to Flying First Class!!! The crab cakes sound yummy! I don't cook but Im going to pass this recipe on to my hubby who does!!!

Jessica The Rock Chick

Henry Leong said...

Beautiful flowers.

eProf2 said...

Wow, the crab cakes sound super delicious! The race is in about an hour from now -- do you think I have time to make the crab cakes and chill a nice glass of Chardonnay? Go Street Sense!