Maine , cele doua minute ale faimoasei curse Kentucky Derby se pare ca vor fi consumate si urmarite nocturn . Ploaia torentiala o sa dea bataie de cap nu numai cailor si jockey lor ( nu toti sunt familiari cu terenul noroios) dar in special gambler ului , palariilor si mie ! American Lion vine din California ,antrenat mai mult pe turf de plastic dar cu sperante mari din partea proprietarului . Cei antrenati pe tern arid , vor avea o surprisa . Nu stiu pe care sa-l aleg valoric . Am sa las intamplarea sa decida in locul calculelor , si * Make music for me* sper sa nu ma dezamageasca !
voi reveni cu update maine dupa derby iar contestul de palarii sper sa nu fie luat de el…….
FINAL :May 1th , Kentucky Derby
Am o veste buna : mai buna decat vantul care-a-mpins pe mare corabiile catre Troia , mai buna ca osul lui Damysos ce i-a prins la glezne aripi , mai buna ca apa Styxului ce l-a facut invulnerabil…
castigator * Super Saver* #4
eu am ramas iar doar cu * Mint Juleps* si emotii estetice care au durat….. doua minute !
*Make music for me*#9 ( locul 20)
a fost …un andante…. hei , stapane ! O umbra sunt; si tu la fel ; dar umbra asta mai poarta-n ea osanda trupului si poate s-o si rascumpere in lumea aceasta , ce foieste de mandre palarii…..:)
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Add as a friend , she only shares information with ppl at FarmVille !!!
Could really use some help fertilizing their crops in FarmVille!!!
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……… pariat 50-1….a alergat 1 1/4 mile un ” sloppy track ”
in 2 minute,02 secunde si66 de zecimi , a fost platit $103.20 , antrenat de ” those cowboys ” din New Mexico….. ” they came with good horses ” . Sheicul Dubai ului a fost ” sentimental favorite ” la Churchill Downs ; Friesan Fire , favoritul , a iesit pe ultimul loc !
Mine that bird #8 , a fost inghesuit la start , dar jokeul Calvin Borel , l-a indreptat ferm spre gardul traseului , unde era pe ultimul loc . Mai avea un sfert de mila cand era in pozitia 12 . L-au ocolit intr-un unghi rapid pe Atomic Rain , s-a pozitionat iar langa mantinela printr-un spatiu ingust ( nu credeam ca-l trece ) si a tasnit ca un glont . ” I had enough room ” Calvin Borel si-a zis . ” He’s a small horse ” Odata eliberat , calul a accelerat incredibil sper victorie . “Amazing . It just shows you how special the race is . ”
The first rule about Kentucky Derby ( or any horse race ) is that the ” favorite ” does not always win . Just because a particular horse is supposed to win , doesn’t make it happen .
Iar contestul de palarii a fost ” castigat ” de …..a big red rose :):) SPECTACULAR , SPECTACULAR 🙂
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The Kentucky derby last year : Big Brown won the derby !
|The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race currently covers one and one-quarter miles (2.012 km) at Churchill Downs; colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg), fillies 121 pounds (55 kg). The race, known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate time length, is the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in the United States. It typically draws around 155,000 fans.
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The Kentucky Derby is one of the crown jewels of the elusive Triple Crown which includes the Belmont Stakes and the Preakness Stakes.
For over 125 years the Kentucky Derby has been everyone’s race – from the dapper men and beautiful women, all in hats and sipping on frosty mint juleps, to the laid-back infield crowd who picnic on fried chicken and toss around Frisbees.
Mint Juleps : 2 cups sugar , 2 cups water , sprig of fresh mint , crushed ice , Early time Kentucky whisky , and a must , silver Jules cup !
In addition to the race itself, a number of traditions have played a large role in the Derby atmosphere. The Mint Julep, an iced drink consisting of bourbon, mint and sugar, is the traditional beverage of the race. Burgoo, typically a thick stew of lamb and vegetables is served from iron pots sometimes 10 feet in diameter. Legal gambling on the race is done through parimutuel betting at the track. The Infield, a spectator area inside the track, offers low general admission prices but little chance of seeing much of the race. Instead, revelers show up in the infield to party. By contrast, “Millionaire’s Row” refers to the expensive box seats that attract the rich and famous. Elegant women appear in long dresses, big hats, and carrying fancy umbrellas. As the horses are paraded before the grandstands, “My Old Kentucky Home” is played by the University of Louisville marching band while the crowd stands and sings along.
The Derby is frequently referred to as “The Run for the Roses,” because a garland of red roses is awarded to the Kentucky Derby winner each year. The tradition is as a result of New York socialite E. Berry Wall presenting roses to ladies at a post-Derby party in 1883 that was attended by Churchill Downs president, Col. M. Lewis Clark. This gesture is believed to have eventually led Clark to the idea of making the rose the race’s official flower. However, it was not until 1896 that any recorded account referred to roses being draped on the Derby winner. The governor of Kentucky awards the garland and the trophy.
Sunday I’ll be there . 135th Kentucky derby ! The first rule about the Kentucky Derby (or any horse race) is that the “favorite” does not always win! Just because a particular horse is supposed to win, doesn’t make it happen
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Am zis ca-i nor , dar nu e decat un caier de puf care ma-npinge mereu cu elan , pana la pragul de unde vidul apare priveliste si azur !
Am zis ca-i fum in care suflind o sa-l transform intr-un destin nou sau sa-l rastorn . Dar uite : timpul insasi se poticneste, si- cazut intr-o rana , mi-arunca racoare albastra in suflet .
La mijloc sunt , oriunde m-as afla ; la mijlocul acestui drum padure .
O jumatate vine -n urma mea , iar cealalta-mi fuge dinainte
” Upon the whole , the behaviour of those animals was so ordely and rational , so acute and judicious , that I at last concluded they must need be magicians , who had thus metamorphosed themselves upon some designe , and seeing a strenger in the way , resolved to divert themselves with him ”
[ J. Swift , Gulliver’s travels]
…asa de bland mi-a purtat povara !! !! cum as putea sa-l rasplatesc ??!!
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