Friday, May 6, 2011

Run for the Roses

Tomorrow is Derby Day again. It's hard to believe it is here already.  I had to go look up who's running...

I hope that it is a good clean race and no horses or their jockeys are injured (or worse).  If anyone is betting on the race, good luck in your pick. I usually pick my winners based on how the horse looks, a gut feeling about them and sometimes just their name. I know, lots of solid thinking going into that, right?  But I have gotten lucky a time or two.

Maybe this year we will finally see a Triple Crown winner?
Who knows...

I will most likely miss the race since we have a busy weekend planned. Plenty of running around, clipping a foal for an upcoming photo shoot and of course Mothers Day. I thought weekends were supposed to be relaxing?   

5 comments:

Rising Rainbow said...

I knew it was coming up this weekend but I have no idea who's running. I've never bet on this race but it would be thrilling I think.

fernvalley01 said...

I am gonna be bugs in my teeth ,hair straight back this weekend too, lots of cleaning worming etc to get doen. But one day my friend, fancy hats and Mint Juleps !!!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Have you ever gone to the Phx race track for Derby Day?

OMG...too much fun! (plan it kidlets free some year ;-) We dressed up, wore big hats, drank lots and lots of Mint Julips...watched some live races and then the Derby on the big screens. It was a total hoot.

phaedra96 said...

From the looks and accomplishments of the field, a Triple Crown is not likely to happen. Always a sad thing to know. Uncle Mo was the only one I was choosing and he is out. Oh, well. The past few years, I only am excited when the same horse wins the Derby and Preakness and is heading for the Belmont.

Cut-N-Jump said...

RR- I had to go look up who was running too. No idea who any of them were.

Fern- You Bet!!!

BEC's- I went to the Turf Paradise once. They had a breakfast deal, tour the barns, stay for the races... I liked a bay horse. Turns out he number was 5 for that race. (One of my lucky numbers) Too many things pointed to it so I bet on him. $5 on the #5 horse in the 5th race... and his name? Cinco de Mayo. He won it. That was fun!

Phaedra- With the odds on so many of the horses being 20-1, 50-1 and such, it looks like they went to the local fair, picked up a bunch of $1000 claimers and 'stacked the class'.

No matter what kind of horses, how ever good or bad they run- someone has to win. IMO- this years race was a true classic version of "Throw enough shit at the wall and something has GOT TO stick!