Saturday, May 18, 2013

2013 Preakness. Will this be Governor Charlie’s comeback race? Look for UM Alumn Sam Grossman - Bugler Sam

Orb races for history today at historic Pimlico Race Course. Pimlico traces its history back to 1870, and is billed as the second oldest racetrack in the United States, behind Saratoga in upstate New York.

Speaking of New York, watch for New York Native, UM Music School alumn Sam Grossman, aka, "bugler Sam" at today's race.  He trumpets the "Call to the Post." 

The 2013Preakness is obviously a pivotal race to see if the 2013 Belmont has relevance as the final race for the Triple Crown. I will spare you the comment "no horse has ever won the Triple Crown, without winning the Preakness." Last Triple Crown winner? Affirmed in 1978.

Orb is at even odds to win today as of the morning newspaper, we will see how he gets bet up or down as it gets closer to post time. I am rooting for Orb as I would love to see the Triple Crown winner, however my money is on Orb to place today, keeping affirms streak alive as last Triple Crown winner.

I just have a weird feeling about today. There is a horse whose name I just can never count out of any race: Governor Charlie, who won the Sunland Derby back on March 24 with the fastest time in Sunland Stakes history. He was slated to compete, but was pulled from the Kentucky Derby.


  1. AnonymousMay 18, 2013

    The morning odds were 12-1 for Governor Charlie. I think the real Gov Charlie has a better chance in Florida than this horse has today.