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Alright give me your prospective Kentucky Derby winners.....

My pick is the #12 horse 8-1, but the #2 is the favorite at 7-2....

Anybody ready for a mint julip?????


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Calvin Borel is a dear. What a wonderful win!!

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During the post parade, the minute I saw Street Sense, I told hubbie, "Thats the one", wow that horse just exuded class!!!!!! Did anybody notice the simple gear, plain snaffle bridle and the long easy trot in after the finish? And yes Miriam, what a delight to see a jockey as emotionally involved as he was. No grandstanding there.
 

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And yes Miriam, what a delight to see a jockey as emotionally involved as he was. No grandstanding there.
Calvin Borel from St Martinville, La. just down the road. He's as Cajun as they come and he won it with a two year old! Probably cut his teeth at Evangeline Downs.
 

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During the post parade, the minute I saw Street Sense, I told hubbie, "Thats the one", wow that horse just exuded class!!!!!!(snip)
And all the while he was sitting at the back of the pack looking boxed in, you were saying ....... ???????
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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JS said:
2tall said:
During the post parade, the minute I saw Street Sense, I told hubbie, "Thats the one", wow that horse just exuded class!!!!!!(snip)
And all the while he was sitting at the back of the pack looking boxed in, you were saying ....... ???????
:lol: :lol: :lol:

JS
No, actually I was jumping up and down on the sofa hollering "Where is he, Where is he???" . When I finally saw the colors making it through the pack I about did a melt down. I have been watching the Derby for over 40 years now, and I still get the adrenaline rush when one of the horses makes a big move like that.

And Mr. Booty, which race did Borel win on a 2 year old? Just curious, he was really something!
 

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JS said:
2tall said:
During the post parade, the minute I saw Street Sense, I told hubbie, "Thats the one", wow that horse just exuded class!!!!!!(snip)
And all the while he was sitting at the back of the pack looking boxed in, you were saying ....... ???????
:lol: :lol: :lol:

JS
No, actually I was jumping up and down on the sofa hollering "Where is he, Where is he???" . When I finally saw the colors making it through the pack I about did a melt down. I have been watching the Derby for over 40 years now, and I still get the adrenaline rush when one of the horses makes a big move like that.

And Mr. Booty, which race did Borel win on a 2 year old? Just curious, he was really something!
 

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JS said:
And Mr. Booty, which race did Borel win on a 2 year old? Just curious, he was really something!
Here ya go, from ESPN.com (there is also a really good article in there about Calvin Borel)

Street Sense became the first Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner to return in the spring and win on the first Saturday in May, snapping an 0-for-23 skid. He did so on the same track where he won the Juvenile by 10 lengths six months ago. He was also the first 2-year-old champion to win the Derby since Spectacular Bid in 1979, and the first colt to win with two or fewer prep races since Sunny's Halo in 1983.
 

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Street Sense like all the other Derby horses turned 3 on Jan. 1. Kentucky Derby is and for 133 years has always been for 3 y.o. horses (though there are probably a few over the years that hadn't actually reached their chronological 3rd birthday by the first Saturday in May). All Thoroughbreds' birthdays are Jan. 1 regardless of when they actually were foaled.
 
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