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    Anybody watch the Kentucky Derby?

    Wow, no threads on the big race. Anyhow, my picks were

    Friesan Fire (good on the slop)
    Pioneerof The Nile
    Dunkirk (he stumbled badly after the start)

    Friesan Fire grabbed a quarter during the race, which explains why he performed so badly. I was shocked that Mine That Bird, a 50-1 longshot, won! He was flying at the endd, and he was not just passing tiring horses. Good for him and Calvin Borel, his jockey!

    I was sad to see top contenders like The Pamplemousse, Old Fashioned, Quality Road, Midshipman, I Want Revenge get sidelined before the Derby.

    Mine That Bird was last in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Who would've guessed back then he would win the Derby by daylight? Not me.

    PETA was outside the track protesting. I am sure they are disappointed no horses fatally brokedown in the Derby so they could say "we told you so" and bring more attention to their wacko organization.

    Equibase chart order of finish:
    http://equibase.com/static/chart/pdf/CD050209USA11.pdf

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    Area man hits $205,000 Trifecta 3 years after $56,000 Derby win

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/roeper/...roep05.article
    May 5, 2009
    BY RICHARD ROEPER Sun-Times Columnist

    Three years ago, a Chicago area paramedic named Dan had the right three horses
    in a $10 Trifecta box in the Kentucky Derby.

    It was good for $56,000, says Dan.
    Last Saturday, Dan (I'm withholding his last name because he wants to keep a low profile)
    and a couple of his buddies went to a suburban OTB to watch the Derby.

    Dan selected a $10 Trifecta box with Musket Man, Mine That Bird and Pioneer of the Nile,
    meaning he needed all three to finish in the money, but not in any particular order.

    Boom! He did it again. This time, says Dan, his take was $205,000 --
    minus the $60,000 Uncle Sam took off the top.

    On Monday, Dan was back on the job.
    "I'm going to go somewhere nice," he said, "but I'm not going to do anything stupid [with the money.]"

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    We were out Saturday afternoon, so we taped it and played it back on Sunday. What an exciting race! I loved the emotion/reaction of the jockey!

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    Glad you liked it, iluvtodd! I can't believe some of the horse people saying it's the worst Derby ever, because a longshot won. Um, so was he not supposed to run and let others pass him? *rolls eyes.*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johar View Post
    I can't believe some of the horse people saying it's the worst Derby ever, because a longshot won. Um, so was he not supposed to run and let others pass him? *rolls eyes.*
    That's pathetic on the part of those people, if you ask me. It kind of reminds me about what happens in figure skating. "The ice is slippery. Anything can happen."

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    nice little horse, great ride/racing luck. Now that Rachel Alexandra has been sold to the owner of Curlin, we should be able to see the best 3 year old in the country truly show whats she can do

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    Here is the clip of Rachel winning the Kentucky oaks by 20+ lengths:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRGvbUmqv-s


    Supposedly the plan is to run her in the Preakness on May 16, which is the 2nd leg of the Triple Crown. I think she is the best 3-year-old in the country right now.

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