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Draga Tata , iti multumesc pentru toate povestile carora nu le-am aflat sfarsitul decat  tarziu ! * A fost o data ca-n povesti……a fost ca niciodata*…..

Multumesc  sportivului  , care mi-a  explicat  cuvintele fotbalului , strigand  linga tine in tribuna Giulestiului ;

Multumesc  pentru Duminicile   la hipodrom  unde am indragit caii  si cursele . Cat se supara mama pe noi  !  haha .  Stii, abia acum gust  *viciile* astea… La  Kentucky Derby  esti  linga mine  mereu !

Multumesc pentru arta sahului ,  cand te lasai batut !

Multumesc pentru vizitele la “mos Nichifor” unde mi-am descoperit arta cititului  cartilor interzise !-care-i tapetau camera .

Multumesc  pentru  cand m-ai scapat din bratele lui “ dl Tudor” caci il poceam pe  *Zdreanta* mai mult decat il flocaise autorul  ;

Multumesc pentru *Invitatia la vals * cand l-ai rugat  pe *nea’ Miha* sa-mi semneze cartea cu  dedicatia ce m-a emotionat  mult !  ( stii , inca o am si o mai rasfaiesc )

Multumesc pentru zilele  *dolce far niente*  la Mogosoaia in compania *nebunilor betivi* …   *Spune-mi, daca te-as prinde-ntr-o zi si ti-as saruta talpa piciorului, nu-i asa ca ai schiopata putin ….de teama sa nu-mi strivesti sarutul ??…..Atunci l-am indragit pe Nichita !

Multumesc  pentru toate dulcile *escapade*  de la  Nestor si Capsa , la chenzina – unde ma rasfatai cu prajituri !

Multumesc pentru toate florile cumparate de la  *sa-ti traiasca frantuzoaica , Conasule*  uitindu-se lung la  Tine !.

Multumesc  pentru   *musica programata* de   la Atheneu , Duminica dimineata !

Multumesc  pentru  toate drumurile deschise cu rabdare si dragoste  ! Multumesc  tarziu , prea tarziu , caci ai fost mandru de mine !   Ai plecat repede , mult prea repede   ; N-am apucat  sa-ti multumesc cum se cuvenea  niciodata !

Dar stiu , cineva  acolo sus  ma iubeste , inca !

Pentru  tot  iti multumesc  azi si mereu, draga Tata !

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 The Kentucky derby last year : Big Brown4776190_150x150_mb_art_r0 won  the derby !

         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mi9H_G4ztIU

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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.

Are you good enough to pick the Derby or Oaks winner now? Place a Kentucky Derby Future Wager or Kentucky Oaks Future Wager and get early odds that could be much more attractive than race day odds. Bet on your favorite now, cash in when the race is run!

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, mint_julepto 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 !

               http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLyYYY1ITiY

 

 Traditions  :

          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 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPhq6StlV94

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