No matter the race location, Preakness trophy is a Kentuckian

woodlawn vase
Library of Congress photo

The good news is that if The Stronach Group ever gets its way and moves the Preakness Stakes to Laurel Park from Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course, the trophy won’t be any more of an anachronism than it already is.

That’s right. It’s time, as promised a year ago, for Barn 6A’s annual na-na-na-na-boo-boo to the Preakness and all of Maryland racing with a reminder that the beloved Woodlawn Vase, the most valuable trophy in all of sport, bears not “Baltimore” (nor “Laurel”) but the words “Louisville, Kentucky.” The vase bears the name of a defunct racecourse in Eastern Jefferson County and once was awarded at Churchill Downs.

The Woodlawn Vase is a Kentuckian.


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