On Saturday, May 6, as Always Dreaming galloped over the finish line at Churchill Downs, becoming the 143rd winner of the Kentucky Derby, revelers all over the country raised their glasses to toast the three-year old colt from Kentucky.
Racing horses are posting earnings in the South trying to notch a spot in the Triple Crown, which means it’s time gear up for the Preakness. In Baltimore, of course, we’re also interested in what’s going to happen off the track. Some of the musical acts for the InField Festival were announced Wednesday, bringing visions of Pimlico into our heads.
By post time Pimlico Race Course had been downgraded to “sloppy.” It was a day of steady rain. Coming off the infield, the boots of the party kids were covered in mud. Hat feathers drooped. Women’s lace gloves — the revival of an 80s-esque Madonna trend? I hope so! — were spangled with raindrops.