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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A horse is a horse

Magnet #439 - Kentucky

Yes. You guessed it. A friend of mine went to some focus groups and brought this magnet back for me!

In hindsight, I probably should have used this for the 135th run of the Kentucky Derby last Sunday.

For the last couple of years, the sister of a friend had a horse in the Derby, so we always had a heads up about Derby weekend. But, this one just ran under my radar. And apparently, I missed a big race - they're saying it was like the second-biggest upset in the contest's history. At a 51-1 shot, the payout on Mine That Bird was $103.20, second only to Donerail, who paid out $184.90. (No, I haven't a clue what the heck that even means. But it's big. And a longshot from the get-go, so I gather.)

I will say that the roster of contender names is likely to give Disney's paint chip colors a run for their money. There was Mine That Bird, Pioneer of the Nile, Musket Man, Papa Clem, Chocolate Candy (whom I soooo would have bet on), Summer Bird, Join in the Dance, Regal Ransom, West Side Bernie, General Quarters, Dunkirk, Hold Me Back, Advice, Desert Party, Mr. Hot Stuff, Atomic Rain, Nowhere to Hide, Friesan Fire, and Flying Private.

C'mon. Those are awesome names! I mean, who knew that horse naming was such a huge deal?

Anyway, the other reason I'm using this magnet for today is because it's my Kentucky-born and -bred boyfriend George Clooney's birthday. Yay, happy birthday, George.

I'm anticipating a million Google reader and Google alert notices every five seconds to remind me. Heh.
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1 comment:

jen said...

I dunno... Rumbly Tumbly is a good paint name, though Hold Me Back gives it a run for the money... (Hey, is that a horse racing reference?)