Preakness 2012 brings Ky. friends to Pimlico in quest for Triple Crown
By By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun
May 19, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Ralph Hicks and Joe Masterson, of Bardstown, Ky., are going for the Triple Crown this year.
The two traveled 30 miles south of their hometown to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby two weeks ago. They're here attending their first Preakness today, and they plan to go to the Belmont Stakes in three weeks.
For Hicks, 62, and Masterson, 70, today is solely about the race.
"I've been in the infield," Hicks said. "I've seen it all. We'll be watching from that window."
Masterson expressed his longtime love for the sport.