United Nations Stakes

As in the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness Stakes — the United Nations Stakes is a horse race.  I had no idea the United Nations had a horse race named after it — since 2000 — and I can’t quite seem to figure out why.

For horse-racing fans out there, Presious Passion (no typo there) won the race this year, which takes place in Monmouth, New Jersey.

The winner:

(image from flickr user Linda Dougherty under a Creative Commons license)