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Mike E. Smith (jockey)

Reflections on our first Preakness

Reflections on our first Preakness

Photographing the ponies at Pimlico Race Course at the Preakness Stakes might be on every Maryland photojournalist’s bucket list. Infield shenanigans, Preakness fashions to historic triple crown winners crossing the finish, makes you want to make great images, and be a part of the history.

It may have been the 143rd for the Preakness Stakes but it was the first for longtime Baltimore Sun Media Group photojournalists Jen Rynda and Joshua McKerrow. A week of rain fell on Pimlico, leaving the conditions less than desirable for equestrian fansbut ideal for photographers looking for that magical 18% grey day with a touch of mud.