Links: | AP | Preakness | MSNBC (video) | Post | Balt. Sun |May 15 (Day 136, Ai): Smarty Jones won the 129th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore by a record 11 1/2 lengths. The unbeaten horse, ridden by Stewart Elliott, finished the 1 3-16th-mile race in 1:55.59 from post position #7. His victory margin surpassed Survivor's 10-length victory in the first Preakness in 1873. Rock Hard Ten (#10) finished second, with Eddington (#9) third. The winner paid $3.40, $3, and $2.60. The Cliff's Edge in post #4 scratched due to a foot problem. With a record of 8 for 8, Pennsylvania-bred Smarty Jones now has a shot at the Triple Crown.
Today the image of an elephant on the weather map stretched over the eastern USA. Another elephant stretched over Wyoming, Utah, southern California, and Arizona. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.
A steel beam of the State Road 470 overpass bridge fell onto a car on Interstate 70 in Golden, Colorado. Here 470 stands for peace, and 70 is for a pastor-teacher. The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 from the Rocky Mountains were blocked. Colorado is the region of the summits, which points to the summit between Colin Powell and Qureia on Middle East peace. This stands for a strategic failure of the peace process. Powell's proposal was dead on arrival. The meeting corresponded to the weather elephant over Wyoming (royalty, ref. King of Jordan), Utah (outcast), southern California (Israel), and Arizona (terrorists).
Smarty Jones won the 129th Preakness Stakes by a record 11 1/2 lengths, which beat a record of 10 lengths set in the first Preakness in 1873. Rock Hard Ten (#10) finished second. The number, 10, stands for the Laws of Establishment. The Cliff's Edge in post #4 scratched. The number, 4, means weakness per the meaning of the year, 2004. The winning time was 1:55.59, where 55 is for grace blessing in suffering, and 59 is for Simeon criminality. The winning time was good, but it was more of an indication of the slowness of the other horses. Smarty Jones ran from post position #7, for Categorical Punishment. The horse almost died when he hit his head on a steel beam in the starting gate before his first race. This morning a steel beam fell on the top of a car in Colorado.
A weather elephant over the eastern US was approaching Maryland before the Preakness race. Although the elephant was over the Pennsylvania home of Smarty Jones, it had not yet arrived to influence the race. An elephant represents a demon Commander, such as Baal.
It was May 15, for God's covering. And it was Day 136, for Ai.