Let your voice be heard. Our wild mustangs need our help. The U.S. government and Bureau of Land Management’s new proposals and regulations for our wild mustangs are not acceptable. Wild horse round ups by helicopter, herding terrified animals for miles and miles to be held captive in abominable, cramped holding facilities is inhumane and not a viable solution to wild horse management. The BLM must fairly allocate range resources to ensure all wildlife, including our wild horses, have a fair share of the forage on our public lands. And a fertility control program must be implemented to humanely and effectively manage our wild horse herd populations.
Our wild horses need us to save them from any government plan to euthanize or send them to slaughter. The American Mustang is a part of our historical heritage and we must see that they are preserved. These horses belong to all of us. They are true national treasures and the responsibility of all of us to protect.
The Preakness Stakes horse race is held on the third Saturday of May each year at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the second gem in the Triple Crown and is held two weeks after the Kentucky Derby and three weeks before the Belmont Stakes.
The Preakness has often been called the Run for the Black Eyed Susans because the winner will be draped with a blanket of yellow flowers in honor of Maryland’s state flower instead of the traditional red roses. The race was first run in 1873 and was named by a former Maryland governor after a winning colt.
This Saturday, May 21st, will be the 141st running of the Preakness Stakes. On May 27th 1873 a three year old colt named Survivor won by 10 lengths. It was the biggest margin victory at the track until 2004 when Smarty Jones crossed the finish line 11 1/2 lengths ahead of the pack. Maybe this year a new record will be set!