Sunday, May 3, 2009

An Improbable and Exciting Derby Day!

Anyone who knows me very well knows I am as nuts about Thoroughbred horse racing as I am about working border collies. Yesterday's Kentucky Derby, with 50-1 longshot Mine That Bird and Calvin Borel winning going away at a record distance was just thrilling beyond belief. It's a Disney movie in the making! With owners and trainer from New Mexico (called the Land of Enchantment for a reason!) the horse and rider team paired up to give us the most exciting two minutes in sports. The horse I had picked, Chocolate Candy, did not fare too badly, either, coming in fifth.

Photo by Bill Frakes, Sports Illustrated

In news closer to home, the dogs and I have a new ride!

I am calling the color "Kentucky-Derby-Run-For-The-Roses-Red"!

1 comment:

Linda said...

Congrats on your new wheels! And the Derby was awesome, I just love an underdog...the $9500 horse, what a Disney movie indeed! Calvin's excitement over the win was simply infectious!!