Kentucky Derby

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Channahon, May 6, 2007.

  1. Channahon

    Channahon New Member

    My favorite sporting event. Doesn't matter where I am or what I'm doing, I stop and watch the race.

    What an incredible race and job done by Calvin Borel and Street Sense.

    Maybe Jarret can learn from this!!!
     
  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I watched it too. But I gotta disagree that "its the most exciting 2 minutes of all sports".

    I'm thinkin' a 300 like Nascar.....

    ....complete with pits.....

    ....watch how fast the pit crew changes horse shoes....

    ....horses covered with sponsor stickers....

    ......awesome crashes....

    .....redneck jockies....
     
  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    The one actual horse race I saw LIVE was at Del Mar Race Track a few years ago. I bet on a horse that had "hoffa" in his name.

    The gate opened, all the horses took off and there's my horse laying on the ground. I read in the paper the next day that he had to be put down because he broke his leg. Too bad for the animal, but we laugh about this all the time. We had other friends there with us and it's a standing joke.
     
  4. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

  5. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    When I was growing up my Mom would love the Derby and the other jewels of the Triple Crown. I remember cheering with her when Secretariat won the Triple Crown. Saturday I will take a moment and watch the race and thinknof her.
     
  6. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    I dont know anything about horses and I dont really care which one wins the race, I just get a kick out of seeing all the goofy hats that the women wear to the track.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Do yourself a favor and rent the movie "Secretariat" before you watch the race.
     
  8. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Do yourself a bigger favor and go back in time and watch Secretariat racing live.
     
  9. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    Already saw the movie. Really enjoyed it. He was a magnificent horse and it was a joy to see him run. Horses like him come once a generation.
     
  10. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    Secretariat was first time I really paid attention to Triple Crown. It had been many years since another horse had done it and Secretariat single handedly revitalized interest in horse racing.
     
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    At the age of 7, I could name the 3 jewels of the Triple Crown. Trivia and horses have always interested me.
     
  12. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  13. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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    Kentucky Derby Hats for Women |
     
  14. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Happy Derby Day !!

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    mint love social club: {kentucky derby party inspiration
     
  15. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

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    Kentucky Derby Party!!
     
  16. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Watching the Derby 16:14 PM.

    What a tradition and a California Horse is favored.

    California Chrome

    Here we go! The hats, the tradition! Again the hats!


    America! This is our culture that others cannot understand!

     
  17. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    140 years!!
    The hats now...
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  18. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    It sure beats camel races all to hell !!!!
     
  19. texan

    texan Well-Known Member

    Another hat pic..
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  20. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

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