Wow, where as the year gone already? First we have almost no winter and then we follow that up with weather the last week or so that seems more like late June or even early July… And some time in the last four months I have obviously blinked and Derby weekend is upon on us. Granted, I have not done my usual following of intensely watching all the horses in contention since the racing season really started back up for the horses on track to the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby this year, but I still have a few good picks and suggestions for two days if you are into wagering or even if you just want a horse to shout for as they are coming down the stretch.
It is getting to be that time of year when the big races for three-year old thoroughbred horses are going to be getting underway and from those races, the twenty horses at or near the top come the first Saturday in May will be having a little run that we call the Kentucky Derby. I am starting to do my scout work to see how I can come out. You may recall that two years back I was spot on with both the Oaks and Derby. Last year, I admit I missed the Derby, by a good margin, but I hit a big payout on the to make up for in the Belmont. Not only I am starting to look forward to the big races that will set the field, but one my favorite little fun competition game sites is up and running too. That site is the Road to the Roses, this being the 2011 version of it.
It has been a couple of weeks ago now, but the wife and myself went to see the movie not to long ago. It was something both of were looking forward too and I especially so as it was going to be my wife’s first exposure to the Kentucky Theater in downtown Lexington. It was kind of special also in that is where the movie Secretariat made its world-wide debut. In regards to the experience, including the movie I will give it over all thumbs up. When it comes to the movie specifically I am still debating in some regards with myself. I am sure that deserves and even requires some explanation.
George Strait is a great musician and really just an all around great guy. Such longevity and he keeps going with what is undeniably true country western music.
We are less than a week away from the first Saturday in May, which around these parts is famous for one thing – the Kentucky Derby! I have, for the past few years made a habit of tracking the horses and giving my picks at various points. This year, I am behind, but here are my thoughts on the quickly settling field…
More observations spread over almost three weeks this time, but enjoy all the same. I am especially curious about potential responses to the athlete question. Maybe I should make a poll on it? But I know all my horse friends would say yes most likely and that may slant the result unfairly.