The 146th running of the Preakness Stakes is this Saturday and Medina Spirit is in the field (for now) and is looking to become the 37th horse to win the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes

Medina Spirit was expected to finish in the middle of the pack at the Kentucky Derby and went off at 12-1 odds. My how things have changed. The colt is now the favorite to win "The Run for the Black-Eyed Susans" and was installed as the 9/5 morning-line favorite and will go off from the 3rd post position.

If you are wondering if you can keep your winning Kentucky Derby bet money if Medina Spirit is disqualified, you can get your answers here. NBC 5 will begin its coverage at 5 p.m with the horses getting the gun at 6:50 p.m., so you'll need something to quench your thirst in the meantime.

The drink of choice for the Kentucky Derby is the Mint Julep and for the Preakness Stakes, it's The Black-Eyed Susan...thus the other name of the race. It was named after the Maryland state flower and it was first created in 1973. There have been a few "official" black-eyes Susan recipes over the year with the focus on vodka and orange juice.

Black-Eyed Susan Ingredients 

One of the best parts about this drink is that you can make it at home in under 5 minutes. So when you head out to get your supplies, pick up some bourbon whisky, vodka, peach schnapps, orange juice, and sour mix. If you are looking for garnish they recommend an orange slice or cherry.

Go here to follow the directions...or be like most men and wing it, then follow the instructions. If you're looking for Susan variations, you can find them here. Good luck, drink up, and may your horse win, place, or show.

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