Saturday, May 18, 2013

Preakness Stakes' Victory Stops Triple Crown Bid

Congratulations to Hall of Fame Jockey Gary Stevens and Hall of Famer trainer D. Wayne Lukas for taking a long shot and winning the Preakness Stakes. His victory aboard Oxbow stopped Triple Crown hopes for Orb. But, it could set up a nice battle at the Belmont Stakes on June 8 if both horses are entered in that third leg. 

Stevens' win was quite a feat, as he rode the fifth longest shot (15-1) within the past century to victory in the 138th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course.

Horse racing has long been one of my favorite live sporting events because of the excitement that surrounds great days like this one.
(Preakness Stakes Trophy photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.)
Over the next few weeks I'm going to provide inside information about each of the 'personal favorite' story links that are shown below. 

5 Traits of Hardcore Philadelphia Phillies' Fans

Every longtime baseball fan considers himself/herself to be hardcore. In Philadelphia there are particular elements within the culture that helps to define who we are. 

I loved writing this one because the exaggerations weren't so far from reality. Those of us who saw the 1980 and 2008 World Series' victories are deeply fortunate and owe an eternal debt of gratitude to every fan who ever lived and never saw either great team.

Random personal favorites that I've written over time... 
(Each story only takes a few minutes to read.)

Horror Story: It Was Crawling Up My Chest!
Television Haiku Poem
The Best Holiday Memories
My First Car Was An All-Time Classic
Could One Baseball Shatter The Summer?

The Night Lenny Dykstra Was Swinging In The Rain
When Baseball Cards Were King

Philadelphia Flyers' Topps Hockey Card Mystery Revealed
5 Lessons Flyers' Fans Have Taught The Hockey World
5 Traits Old School Flyers' Fans Possess

Interviewing athletes and other sports' personalities happens after a series of steps have been taken. Hard work and smart choices can lead to success if you remain persistent. 

Read between the lines of each interview to learn how you can make your own connections...

My interviews with famous athletes and sports' personalities

Martin Brodeur: Discusses His Record-Setting Shutout Total and Key Rivalries 
Jaromir Jagr: Current NHL Forward and Future Hall of Famer
Philadelphia Flyers' Bernie Parent: Postgame reflections 
Bobby Clarke: Philadelphia Flyers' Legend Talks Hockey
Ron Hextall Recalls His Greatest Season
Kerry Fraser: NHL Referee is Still Making the Right Calls

Fox Television's Erin Como Reveals Her Timeless Model for Success: Interview
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Fast Fiction and Other Stuff  because that platform is the number 1 eBook publishing site in the world. 
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