Preakness Alibi Breakfast: ‘He’ll Have to Run Down Us’

by | 05.16.2013 | 2:40pm
Jimmy Barnes, assistant trainer for Govenor Charlie, at the Preakness Alibi Breakfast

It started with a cup of coffee in the late 1930's. On the porch of the historic Pimlico Clubhouse, a group of trainers, owners, and dignitaries gathered in the mornings to tout the merits of their horses before the Preakness Stakes (and perhaps ready their excuses for losing). The tradition continues today, as connections and media gather to celebrate the Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan days, hand out awards, and do some good-natured ribbing.

You'll definitely hear a good joke or two, and maybe even a bold statement to rile up the crowd, as was the case this year. Here are some moments from the 2013 Alibi Breakfast.


  • Knowitall

    Does Jim wear Bob’s discarded sunglasses?

  • Ida Lee

    “My horse got drunk…he didn’t know what he was doing…next thing you know, he wakes up on Preakness day with Black Caviar standing by his side with a smile on her face. How she got here from Australia I’ll never know.”

  • Don Reed

    Great camera work. Alison’s reaction to DWL’s joke was lost.

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