The third day of horse racing at the five day meet of Royal Ascot is traditionally known as Ladies’ Day. The women come fashionably dressed and usually sporting hats of all different shapes and styles making for a visual treat.
Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron always wanted to shoot the view from the Pimlico Starting Gate. Here’s how he did it.
The 2012 Preakness was billed as a rematch between Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another and runner-up Bodemeister. It was exactly that. In the end, I’ll Have Another went on to win the 137th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course. His next stop is the Belmont Stakes in New York for a chance to win the Triple Crown in June. The last Triple Crown winner was Affirmed in 1978.
Take a look at I’ll Have Another from his Kentucky Derby win to training at Pimlico Race Course and his Preakness Stakes win.
Sunday Silence might have lacked pedigree, some would say, but in 1989 he had the Cinderella story, he was the winning underdog who went on to be one of America’s greatest racehorses, and he’d probably even be a card-carrying member of today’s 99%, if he were still alive.
Ladies’ Day at John Smith’s Grand National meeting is a truly unique event, which happens yearly in Liverpool, England. The steeplechase racing takes back seat to the fashion finery as the ladies try to out do each other with the latest dresses and accessories. Think Preakness infield in high heels.