Follow the horses on link above::
It's getting closer. Today is
wonder who will Make it to the Gate
Endorsemt and Setsuko are out of the race.
Jockey's Borel and Desormeaux have won Derbys
The Post positions are set. They are pivotal for this race, so many factors. They say bet a gray horse on a rainy day.
Above the famous SECRETARIAT WON 99 th
RUN FOR THE ROSES
Here's the line up so far.....and the gate positions::::
Todays look;;; Looking Locky #1** Position,-IceBox #2** -Noble Promise #3
Super Saver #4*Jockey BOREL*-Line of David #5 - Stately Victor #6 - American Lion #7
Deans Kitten #8 -Make music for me #9 - Paddy OPrado # 10 **Jockey Desormeaux**
Devil may care # 11 - Conveyance# 12** a grey horse - Jackson Bend # 13 -
Mission Impazible# 14- Discreetly Mine# 15- Awesome Act #16 *- Dublin# 17-
Back Talk # 18 - HomeBoyKris# 19 - Sidney's Candy# 20
2001 Momarcho's 1:59 4/5 &
1973 Secretariat 1:59 2/5 Derby Time
The first Kentucky-Derby at Churchill Downs was 1875
ONCE A YEAR IT"S DERBY DAY
THE EXCITEMENT IS RAGING
This is the 136 th Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby
Looking Lucky has earned the most amount of $$Money.
Tickets start in grandstand for about $325 if you get them early.Then
there's Millionaire row in the Club House tickets start at $2,000 Breakfast is forty five dollars.
Off track betting is on the net :: http://youbet.com/
For Handicapping info go to ::http://www.cacetherace or click on link at very top of post.
Official Drink ??? The Mint Julip
Muddle mint leaves, powered sugar, and water in a collins glass,
I like a silver goblet.
Fill the glass with shaved ice or crushed then the bourbon.
Top with more ice and a sprig of fresh mint.. Cheers!!!
4 mint sprigs
2 1/2 oz Bourbon whiskey
1 teaspoon powered sugar
2 tablespoons of water (branch water?)
HEAR THE SNORTING OF THE HORSES NOSTRILS
Best Day of the Year.
Listen to the Crowd Roar!!
Listen to the Band..
Now they are playing "MY Ole Kentucky Home"
Everyone stand up Please and sing !!
The announcement is RIDERS UP!!
Such excitement!!!! Their off, a cloud of dust, nose to nose, watch out for the rail. COME ON BABY!!
SOME HAT! GLAMOUR Dresses to die for and a sea of beautiful hats and high style all over. The men look great.
The Horses are all dolled up too.
Hears some Questions and Answers for more info on this Great Day.
Q.-,What was the slowest Derby Time? --A. =Stone Street in 1908 mile and a quarter
Q.- Has any male ever sired Multiple Derby Winners?? --A.=From 1940 a few BULL LEA had the most; CITATION, HILL GALE, IRON LIEGE
Q.- Who was the first Triple Crown Winner? - A.= Sir Barton 1919
Q.- Most Recent Triple Crown Winner?? - A.= AFFIRMED in 1978 ( I watched that race)
Q.- Has the Derby always been a MILE AND A QUARTER?? -A.= No it used to be a mile and a half till 1896
Q.- What was the most Bizarre Derby Incident?? -A.=In 1957 Willie Shoemaker
on GALLANT MAN headed for finish line stood up too soon and was beat by IRON LIEGE.
Q.-What Jockey has won more than once?
A.=Bill Hartack and EDDIE ARCARO ( I saw him ride too)
HOPE YOU LEARNED A LITTLE SOMETHING---WASN'T THIS FUN..
Go to the Track someday and treat your self to a wonderful day, you may get lucky.
Posted by Yvonne Rosenfield @ La Petite Gallery
Comments are welcome----
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