Pimlico, an airplane view, 1924

May 20th 2011 09:00 pm |

I was shuffling through some old publications at my real job today and came across this image in a 1924 Preakness media guide. Knowing what I know about aerial photography, I would bet this is the first time Pimlico had been photographed from the air. (Click the image to see a larger version)

Pimlico: An Airplane View of the Home of the Maryland Jockey Club, 1924

I will be in Baltimore for the big race and tweeting from @helloracefans throughout the day. Hope to see you there!

My picks for the Preakness: 1) Mucho Macho Man 2) Animal Kingdom 3) Concealed Identity. Concealed Identity doesn’t make much sense on paper but he has a great story behind him and local horses tend to outrun their odds in the Preakness. Me and my buddy Chad will be playing him across the board. Good luck to all — let’s all cash some big tickets!

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One Response to “Pimlico, an airplane view, 1924”

  1. Steve M. says:

    Cool picture! Looks like the turf course is set up for a steeplechase race. And I believe there is a training track adjacent to Pimlico at the bottom of the picture. The neighborhood has changed a little bit since then.

    Have fun tomorrow!