And They’re Off … Lady Legends for the Cure

 And They’re Off … Lady Legends for the Cure

Eight retired champion female jockeys will mount up and line up in the starting gate at Baltimore’s Pimlico Race Course on Friday, May 14th, for race #4 on Black Eyed Susan Day. The race, held for the first time this year, is labeled “Lady Legends for the Cure.” Read more ...

Jockeying for a Mission

Eight jockeys don silks of all hues –
In oranges, fuschias and blues.
They polish their boots
And enter the chutes,
Advancing a cause in the news.

These ladies of legend, mature,
Mount horses for six-furlong tour.
On Pimlico’s course,
This dames’ tour-de-force
Will aim for a breast cancer cure.

Tomorrow the Preakness draws crowd
With racing fans cheering aloud.
They lay down their bets,
Forgetting regrets.
Today, though, may make us more proud.

c2010 by Linda Ann Nickerson

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