Saturday, May 5, 2007

Derby Day

Wow, what a race! I meet some folks at the Turf, a bar next to the track in Charles Town, just in time for My Old Kentucky Home to bring tears to this native Lexingtonian's eyes. We see the race on 6 screens-- more TVs than I see in a year. AND James snags us a speaker-BONUS!

And what a race it is! The perfect convergence of skillful riding, the luck of the field, and a powerful horse to pull it together and bring it on home. Holes open in the thundering wall of Thoroughbreds as Street Sense surges ahead to thread them. Calvin Borel, still a ways from the wire, tastes certain victory and starts pounding the air with a joyful fist even as his colt devours the final lengths.

Thank God everyone finishes safely. Whole. Alive.

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