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Preakness at the Piazza and Radnor Hunt Shots Plus Links

The Radnor Hunt Races celebrated its 86th Anniversary on May 21th during the spring tradition of steeplechasing at the Radnor Hunt. Six exciting races featured horses vying for purses totaling $180,000. Guests dressed in fashionable derby party outfits, with many of the ladies wearing hats of elegance and style. They enjoyed tailgate picnics, buffet luncheons in the sponsored tents and just took in the fresh air while watching the races along the fence with friends and family. All proceeds from the Radnor Hunt Races benefit the land and water preservation programs of the Brandywine Conservancy in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Despite the threat of rain many people still came out, but maybe their dress wasn’t as flowery and bright as years gone by.

Preakness at the Piazza

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Happy 2 Year Anniversary to this guyPreakness at the Piazza

In the evening I headed back to Center City to attend the Preakness on the Piazza. Hands down one of the more fanciful dressed crowds I’ve seen in a long time. The rain didn’t put a damper on the Preakness watch party which raised money for the MS Society.  About 1500 people gathered under the tents at the Piazza to watch the Preakness, to dance, to mingle, to dine and to drink.

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A little rain never stopped anyone, and the guests at Preakness on the Piazza are used to that. 3 out of the 4 past years it has rained.

Preakness at the Piazza

Folks really kicked it up a notch to look their Derby best.

Preakness at the Piazza

This gal won best hat for her custom designed  here with Bex, 95.7 Who was celebrity  judge. check out the metro link below to see who the other judges were.

Preakness at the Piazza

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Happy 2 Year Anniversary to this guy (after a 20 year engagement)

Here’s a link to both the Preakness on the Piazza (The Philly Metro online) and The Radnor Hunt Photos. (PhillyMag The Scene Online)

Look for additional photos to be published in the future in the hard copies of Philly Mag and Philly Style Mag.