Old Hilltop

The Middle Jewel

It’s Preakness Day and the wmrw.com editors will gather again to watch, wager and win on the second leg of the Triple Crown.

Mine That Bird

Mine That Bird

One of us actually worked at the Maryland Jockey Club years back and was involved in two runnings of that historic race.  Being a past employee of the MJC has its privileges, in this case access to the barns and stable areas.

While at the track yesterday for the  races, we went to the backside to see the runners.  Stall 40 at Pimlico’s Stakes Barn is traditionally the spot for the Derby winner.  Greta Van Susteren one week, Mine That Bird the next.  A fast crowd indeed.


Unlike the Derby, we don’t have any hunch plays for today.  But that didn’t stop us yesterday.

In yesterday’s 4th race for fillies and mares, 3 year olds and up, one runner jumped off the program and we had to play her, BEA LUCKY PLEASE. 

She went off at 4-1 and made a game effort down the Pimlico stretch but came up short losing by two lengths.

A Race Fan is Born

A Race Fan is Born

We were smart to back up the win bet with one to place and we cashed.  A small return but still satisfying.  Preakness coverage beings at 5:00pm on NBC.  Let’s hope for safe trips. 

Good luck players.


-The Railbird

8 comments for “Old Hilltop

  1. anon-i-mous
    05/16/2009 at 4:45 PM

    critical knowledge…but, oh, i forgot…it isn’t about the editors

    • Craig
      05/16/2009 at 5:23 PM

      Today is all about the horses. And an always cheerful contributor, Bea. Giddy up.

  2. CDinDC
    05/16/2009 at 6:10 PM

    Happy Pimlico! Go Alexandra!! One for the filly!

    • CDinDC
      05/16/2009 at 6:32 PM


      Can Calvin do it a third time??

      • Craig
        05/16/2009 at 6:46 PM

        Calvin was smart to get on the filly and he gave her a flawless ride. A mile and a half at the Belmont is a real test. We’ll know in a couple days if she’s pointed there.

        • CDinDC
          05/16/2009 at 6:50 PM

          Looks like Mine that Bird broke out just a tad too late. Beautiful race. Incredible to watch a horse run like that.

  3. SwannStObserver
    05/17/2009 at 10:03 PM

    Wow you guys didn’t even pretend to bank shot this one to the tragic loss of Robert Wone. Even the immortally nauseating Dominick Dunne would have risked skuffing his cufflinks along the keyboard with something like “the canapes were off from the previous year, but this didn’t stop a certain celebrant from sharing her distaste for particulars of the investigation.”

  4. 05/18/2009 at 1:42 AM

    So, while we’ve all greatly benefited in learning more about horses, and we are so appreciative for this, we still lack even the slightest insights and theories concerning:

    • What do we know about the mysterious “Tom and John” with whom Sarah spent that evening?
    • After being on ketamine, what drugs would one then take to help one most effectively quickly sober up and diligently focus on cleaning and cover-up tasks at hand, and then (perhaps supplimented then with additional drugs) present oneself as calm and detatched from the crime scene, in the eyes of eventual bystanders?
    • What do we know about Dilan’s residencies and activities while he was in Florida?
    • What immediately happened to the household’s (non-disposable) camera and video recording equipment immediately following the murder?

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