Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kentucky Derby Update

Sheeezzz...  78 degrees yesterday and 34 the predicted high for tomorrow (along with 5 to 12 inches of snow) - that's spring time in the Rocky Mountains!
  It looks as if there will be a full gate of 20 horses in this year's running of the Kentucky Derby on May 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.  This is the 40th anniversary of the winning of the 1973 Triple Crown by Secretariat, also.   Trainer Bob Baffert is not running any horses in this week's Classic. Todd Pletcher, on the other hand, has five horses to saddle and five sets of instructions to give the riders of Charming Kitten, Palace Malice, Revolutionary, Overanalyze and Verrazano.  D. Wayne Lucas has two colts to saddle- Oxbow and Will Take Charge.  Kenny McPeek also has two horses, Java's War and Frac Daddy (the only grey/roan).  Aidan O'Brien has brought Lines of Battle from Great Britain, and a lot of folks are interested in Shug McGaughey's Orb.  I simply like the name of Black Onyx.
  NBC is showing 14.5 hours of Kentucky Derby week coverage - starting with the gate position draw on Wednesday.  NBC Sports Network will show the bulk of the coverage, with NBC itself showing 3 hours of coverage for the Derby itself.  I'll write more later....

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