Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kentucky Derby Saturday May 2nd

I always watch the Kentucky Derby on television and wish that someday I could actually go in person.  In fact, I'd love to see all three Triple Crown races in person someday.  

So this year I decided that the next best thing was to see it at Hollywood Park.  I'm going to take Heather with me and we're going to have lunch at the Gold Cup Room in the Turf Club at Hollywood Park.  We'll be able to wager on the Kentucky Derby and the live races that day.  I haven't been to horse races for years--I used to love to go to Santa Anita and picnic in the infield. 

I love Del Mar too.  It's cool and relaxing by the ocean and I'm going to try and get down there soon too.  Maybe make a week-end of it and stay at the beach.  It'll be much cooler there in July than here in the desert.  

So, share your Kentucky Derby winning picks with me!  I'm leaning towards "I Want Revenge", the 3-1 favorite.

The 3-year-old son of Stephen Got Even could give IEAH Stables its second consecutive victory in America’s greatest race, following a dominant performance in last year’s Derby by the then-unbeaten Big Brown.  A victory by I Want Revenge would provide California-based trainer Jeff Mullins with his first Kentucky Derby victory in five tries, and give 19-year-old jockey Joe Talamo a victory in the famed “Run for the Roses” in his first attempt.  The Louisiana native would be the youngest jockey to win the Derby since Kentucky-born racing legend Steve Cauthen, then 18, won the 1978 Derby and swept the Triple Crown with Affirmed in 1978.
This should be fun!  Especially if Heather wins a bit of $$.  I would love that!



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