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Paul Girouard
05-05-2012, 02:57 PM
So Tom M. who do you like today?

Paul Girouard
05-05-2012, 03:08 PM
Calvin Borel coming out of the three hole looks promising.

S.V. Airlie
05-05-2012, 03:33 PM
I'd prefer the mint julip.:)

05-05-2012, 03:39 PM
8 Creative Cause
14 Hansen
3 Take Charge Indy...

ETA With a (virtual) mint julep on the side.

Tom Montgomery
05-05-2012, 03:39 PM
I think Union Rags and Hansen are the two best horses in the field. Bet On Daddy Nose Best to show for a nice chance at a long-odds payoff.

Tom Montgomery
05-05-2012, 04:08 PM
Secretariat set the still-standing track record (1:592⁄5) when he won the 1973 Kentucky Derby by 21⁄2 lengths. Secretariat ran each quarter-mile segment faster than the one before it. The successive quarter-mile times were 251⁄5, 24, 234⁄5, 232⁄5, and 23. This means he was still accelerating as of the final quarter-mile of the race. No other horse won the Derby in less than 2 minutes until Monarchos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monarchos) in 2001.

Tom Montgomery
05-05-2012, 05:22 PM
From this morning's article in the Courier-Journal by Columnist Rick Bozich:

Here is one of the safest predictions: The best 3-year-old will not win.

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas returns to the race with Optimizer. He will be Lukas' 45th Derby starter as the trainer pursues an improbable fifth victory in this race. I told Lukas, "I think the best horse wins the Derby about 50 percent of the time."

He looked at me as if his friend Bob Knight had just purchased Kentucky basketball season tickets.

"Closer to 20 percent," Lukas replied.

Tom Montgomery
05-05-2012, 05:28 PM
Former Kentucky basketball head coach Joe B. Hall said earlier this week:

"I always bet on the grey because my eyes can follow him all the way around the track."

Paul Girouard
05-05-2012, 05:47 PM
Didn't see that one coming.

Joe (SoCal)
05-05-2012, 05:53 PM
That was a good one

Tom Montgomery
05-05-2012, 06:12 PM
The highlight of the NBC Kentucky Derby broadcast....

Bob Costas asked winning owner J. Paul Reddam: "As a former philosophy professor at USC, which of the great philosophers summed up a day like this best?"

Reddam's reply: "Ludwig Wittgenstein when he said that, 'After all philosophical problems are solved, nothing of importance will have been accomplished.' So we got into horse racing."

Paul Girouard
05-05-2012, 06:15 PM
Reddam's reply: "Ludwig Wittgenstein when he said that, "After all philosophical problems are solved, nothing of importance will have been accomplished" So we got into horse racing.

He'd make a great addition to WBF LOL!!

Tom Montgomery
05-05-2012, 06:18 PM
Wasn't that a fun one?

Paul Girouard
05-05-2012, 06:21 PM
Wasn't that a fun one?

I have a very loose connection to Baffet , so I was a bit bummed his horse couldn't hang on. Exciting day for that winning jockey, first ride in a derby and he wins it, his life will be nuts for the next six weeks, hope it rolls on for him! And that he's ready to deal with it.

Tom Montgomery
05-05-2012, 06:22 PM
By the way, when the 3-year-old fillies ran the Kentucky Oaks yesterday the race was won by a horse ridden by a female jockey.

The last two weeks in Louisville have been spectacular. Starting with the nation's largest annual fireworks display and ending with a great Oaks and Derby!

Tom Montgomery
05-05-2012, 06:24 PM
Bodemeister may well be the favorite at the Preakness.

Tom Montgomery
05-05-2012, 08:10 PM
The winning time was 2:01.83.

05-05-2012, 08:31 PM
This thread didn't really happen since there's no video.