Sunday, May 3, 2009

Calvin Borel rules

Congratulations to Mine that Bird and his jockey Calvin Borel for winning the Kentucky Derby.

HA! Suckers.
Funny enough, I didn't even realize yesterday was Derby Day. But Mine that Bird, the 50-to-1 longshot, absolutely annihilated the competition in a truly jaw-dropping victory. If you missed it, have a look here. The best part of the whole thing was that his win was such a shock, even the announcer didn't realize it was happening and had no idea who the horse was. You can hear in his voice when he has to check his list to figure out who was winning the Kentucky Derby. Totally awesome.

1 comment:

Jeff Mazurek said...

I was six or seven blocks away from that, at a friend's "Derby Party" (since I'm now a resident of Louisville, KY).

Always funny to see the speech of the owner of the horse, who invariably knows nothing about horses but dutifully says something like, "I bought this fine horse about a year ago, on the advice of ..." and so on.

Good to see that you too enjoyed the race, if a bit belatedly.