Sunday, May 3, 2009

Kentucky Derby 2009 / Judy

I have to talk about this amazing Kentucky Derby. Like I said in my last post, I didn't know anything about the horses going into it but it was still a fun race to watch. The winner won by over 6 lengths--WAY out ahead of everybody else.
Then we learned more about what happened. It seems the favorite came in next to last because he was clipped coming out of the gate and his leg was bleeding. There were three horses all bunched up for a photo finish second place, including the second favorite.
But the winner was a 50-1 longshot that nobody ever heard of from New Mexico. His trainer pulled his horse trailer with his own pickup and the trip took 21 hours. His foot was in a cast because of a motorcycle accident and he was on crutches (and wearing a black cowboy hat) at the Derby. Also he used to be a rodeo rider. So here's this horse from New Mexico, of all places, handily beating the Eastern elite establishment and all the Hall of Fame trainers. 
Everybody looked stunned. It was priceless!

2 comments:

  1. I also liked that the house cost less than $10,000.

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  2. We turned to the race just in time to see them run. It was fun to see it. And cool to hear everyone be so surprised.

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