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Kentucky Derby

Postby Bright Raven » Fri May 05, 2017 4:48 pm

Saturday May 6. 6:34 eastern post time. The 143 rd running. The most exciting two minutes in sports.

NBC starts coverage at 2:30 pm.
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Fri May 05, 2017 6:05 pm

Bright Raven wrote:Saturday May 6. 6:34 eastern post time. The 143 rd running. The most exciting two minutes in sports.

NBC starts coverage at 2:30 pm.


I'll be watching.
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Postby OwnedByTheCow » Fri May 05, 2017 7:18 pm

I will be watching as well.
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Postby greybeard » Fri May 05, 2017 7:23 pm

I have not kept up with racing in years, except for triple crown contests.
The Derby has lost a lot of it's luster with today's generations, but I can remember when it was a big thing, even in the little East Texas town I grew up in.
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Postby wbvs58 » Sat May 06, 2017 2:59 am

Our big race is the Melbourne Cup, "The race that stops a nation". Even when we were in primary school we stopped to listen to it and every one had a bet on their fancy. It is a race over 2 miles or now the metric equivalent of 3200m. We used to get peed off because the Kiwis would bring their stayers across the ditch and knock it off but now the top stayers from all over the world come and compete, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. I liked the old days the best even if the Kiwis did win it.

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Re: Kentucky Derby

Postby FlyingLSimmentals » Sat May 06, 2017 7:28 am

I try to watch the triple crown races every year, I've missed a few. California Chrome's owner was really a donkey rear.
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sat May 06, 2017 7:42 am

greybeard wrote:I have not kept up with racing in years, except for triple crown contests.
The Derby has lost a lot of it's luster with today's generations, but I can remember when it was a big thing, even in the little East Texas town I grew up in.


If you think it's not a big thing anymore, I dare you to drive through Louisville today. :lol:
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Postby Bright Raven » Sat May 06, 2017 7:44 am

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
greybeard wrote:I have not kept up with racing in years, except for triple crown contests.
The Derby has lost a lot of it's luster with today's generations, but I can remember when it was a big thing, even in the little East Texas town I grew up in.


If you think it's not a big thing anymore, I dare you to drive through Louisville today. :lol:


That is why I will probably never go. The crowd would be a nightmare.
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Postby torogmc81 » Sat May 06, 2017 8:02 am

Thanks for the reminder, I'll have to remember to take a break from putting up fence to come in and watch. We cut the cord months ago, so with the antenna, i'll have to watch it "live".
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Sat May 06, 2017 8:11 am

torogmc81 wrote:Thanks for the reminder, I'll have to remember to take a break from putting up fence to come in and watch. We cut the cord months ago, so with the antenna, i'll have to watch it "live".


Or set your VCR. :D
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Postby OwnedByTheCow » Sat May 06, 2017 8:48 am

It's unfortunate my local track shut down. Drove the thoroughbred owners right out of the state.
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Postby OwnedByTheCow » Sat May 06, 2017 8:50 am

:tiphat: Don't forget your mint julips.
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Postby Son of Butch » Sat May 06, 2017 10:45 am

Farm Fence Solutions wrote:
greybeard wrote:I have not kept up with racing in years, except for triple crown contests.
The Derby has lost a lot of it's luster with today's generations, but I can remember when it was a big thing, even in the little East Texas town I grew up in.


If you think it's not a big thing anymore, I dare you to drive through Louisville today. :lol:

It's a big Event. But horses have lost meaning and public connection from bygone days.

Only 1.4% of usa population owns a horse today. Owning an average of 3 horses and less than 40 acres.
100 years ago they were a necessity, today the average american probably thinks they are just big dogs or a novelty.
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sat May 06, 2017 11:23 am

Well, I'm doing my part! lol We feed six of em twice a day. Believe it or not, they all used to have a purpose besides bleeding my wallet.
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Re: Kentucky Derby

Postby TexasBred » Sat May 06, 2017 1:09 pm

Rich folks pastime . Won't ever have one on my place.
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