Saturday, May 2, 2009

The Derby

We watched the Ky Derby because my wife wanted to.

There were two unusuals there. One was a horse General Quarters, that was owned and traned by a retired school principal.
The otherm pictured above, was Mine That Bird, whose trainer looks like Rich from Big & Rich. Bennie "Chip" Woolley Jr
Chip had crashed a motorcycle last week and wrecked his ankle. He is still on crutches, and can't put weight on the right foot.
But, true to South West values, he got someone someone to hook up a trailer, loaded Mine That Bird, and drove 1200 miles to Louisville.

Somehow, Chip got a 42 year old Jockey, Calvin Borel, to ride Mine that Bird

At this race were four famous trainers, and a Saudi Sheik,all of who had no spending limits.

Mine that Bird was 50 to 1 odds

Watching the race, Borel drove the Bird through traffic, like Bird was a corvette and the others were Semi's on the 405 freeway at rush hour.

There was no doubt that the Bird won.

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