How to lose your Kentucky Derby bet
The easiest way to lose a Kentucky Derby bet is to lose your heart to a horse. Instead of rationally picking a winner (I have a nine-step program!), you go with your heart.
I think I lost my Derby bet on Feb. 15 when I saw Sidney's Candy's three-year old debut at Santa Anita:
Most people are afraid to pick front runners in the Kentucky Derby. They don't think they'll get the distance. They forget about classy front running winners like Affirmed, Winning Colors and Spend A Buck. I think Sidney's Candy is in that class (well, maybe not Affirmed). He won his subsequent race at Santa Anita at a longer distance, he's by the Argentinian champion Candy Ride (who also set the 1 1/4 mile (the Derby distance, by the way) track record at Del Mar) and he's got horses like Cryptoclearance, Storm Cat, Secretariat, Lyphard and Northern Dancer in his pedigree.
He could do it! Of course, he could also lose his final prep tomorrow in the Santa Anita Derby. My fear is that if he does, I'll find a way to rationalize it and pick him anyway. That's what happens when you fall in love with your Derby horse. It can be a bad romance.
Posted by kris at April 2, 2010 11:19 AM
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|# April 4th, 2010 4:40 PM kris|
|So here's how Sidney did yesterday :)
|# April 5th, 2010 7:30 AM harrisandreson|
|Horse riding is the world most favorite game and most of the rich people like this because the betting. It is the best game for the betters.( |
|# April 7th, 2010 7:15 PM kris|
|Something bizarre I found tonight - Louisville, KY is NOT on Google Maps. Really. Zoom into a map of KY, it's not there!