PICTURES OF THE DAY – THE 136th PREAKNESS

Shackleford, the winner of the 136th Preakness hops, skips and jumps his way through the post parade.  (Photo by Glenn Petty/Virginia Thoroughbred Association)

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom and jockey John Velazquez head to the post prior to the start of the Preakness.  (Photo by Glenn Petty/Virginia Thoroughbred Association)

The field breaks from the gate during the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on May 21, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Shackleford and Jesus Lopez Castanon up, wins the 136th running of the $1,000,000 Preakness Stakes Gr.I at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore.  Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom (red and green) finished second.  (Bill Frakles/Sports Illustrated)

Jockey Jesus Castanon guides Shackleford  to victory over Animal Kingdom and jockey John Velazquez #11 (L) and Astrology with jockey Mike Smith #1 (R) to win the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The wide view of Jockey Jesus Castanon guides Shackleford winning  the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Winning co-owner Michael Lauffer (center) celebrates with members of Shackleford’s entourage after winning the Preakness.  (Photo by Glenn Petty/Virginia Thoroughbred Association)

Jockey Jesus Castanon and Shackleford #5 are lead into the winners circle by co-owner Mike Lauffer after winning the 136th running of the Preakness.  That’s MJC Racing Secretary Goergann Hale smiling in the foreground.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jockey Jesus Castanon poses for a photo aboard Shackleford in the winner’s circle after winning the 136th running of the Preakness.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Jockey Jesus Castanon (L) and trainer Dale Romans (R) hold the trophy in the winner’s circle after Shackleford won the 136th running of the Preakness Stakes. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

With the victor’s blanket of Black-Eyed Susans leading the way, Shackleford heads back to the Pimlico Stakes Barn while an NBC camera keeps a close look following yesterday’s Preakness.  (Photo by Glenn Petty/Virginia Thoroughbred Association)