Saturday, May 02, 2009

Never Saw It Coming

And neither did any of the jockeys or horses in this afternoon's Kentucky Derby!

As the owners and trainer noted, this breathtaking win owes much to jockey Calvin Borel's incredible skill. Still, all that talent would have went unrecognized if he didn't have so much horse under him. Be sure to catch a replay of the race, it defies simple description.

My pick, I Want Revenge, was scratched. Really can't think of a better name for a horse that might appear at the Preakness though, can you?

Baffert did very well with Pioneerof the Nile, but the shocking upset was wonderful racing drama.

Price of Mine That Bird - $9,500 - Winner

Price of Desert Party - $2.1 million - finished fourteenth

Look on the face of whomever made the decision to geld Mine That Bird - Priceless!

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