Fifty Shades of What?!

May 17, 2013: Fiftyshadesofhay on her way to be saddled for the Black-Eyed Susan.

Hay! Fiftyshadesofhay won the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan on Friday, May 17th at Pimlico for trainer Bob Baffert. This beautiful daughter of Pulpit closed well under Joel Rosario to catch Marathon Lady in the stretch. West Point Thoroughbreds’ Toasting was just back in 3rd.

And yes, she’s named after the E. L. James books. I’ve never read them, but her name tends to get a giggle or two out of people who hear it for the first time.

May 17, 2013: Fiftyshadesofhay walks serenely past the crowds at Pimlico.

May 17, 2013: Fiftyshadesofhay, with Toasting on her heels, takes off in the stretch to catch Marathon Lady in the Black-Eyed Susan.

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