And They're Off…

Common Racetrack Touts

The editors have gathered on the first Saturday in May for nearly the last 20 years to take part in one of the greatest sporting events:  The Kentucky Derby.

Our racing bloodlines runs deep: The Blue Grass State is in our pedigree and one of us shares a birthday with the immortal Secretariat.

churchill-downsThere are a hundred ways to handicap the Derby: recent form, past performances, connections and post position, but we always tend to fall back on some hunch plays. 

With that in mind we offer a pick for the casual race fan for the 135th renewal of this great American tradition:


NOWHERE TO HIDE breaks from the 18 hole and jockey Sean Bridgmohan should have him forwardly placed as the field hits the clubhouse turn. With the late scratch of expected  post time favorite I WANT REVENGE, this race looks wide open.

A decided long shot trained by Hall of Famer Nick Zito, this runner should go off at huge odds. Maybe 50-1. 

Bloodline followers will notice his sire: VINDICATION.

We’re putting a wager of $10.00 to win and place on him and if he wins the roses, proceeds will be donated to the Robert E. Wone Memorial Trust.

But more important that cashing a nice ticket is the hope all the horses and jockeys make it home safely today.  Good luck players.


7 comments for “And They're Off…

  1. CDinDC
    05/02/2009 at 4:46 PM

    Good luck, eds!

  2. Craig
    05/02/2009 at 7:22 PM

    Congratulations to Calvin Borel and the connections of Mine That Bird. We’ll see you at Pimlico.

    • David
      05/02/2009 at 11:18 PM

      And rest assured that everyone involved with, will continue to mine our bird, the Swann, until we know the truth about what happened on August 2, 2006.

  3. Bea
    05/03/2009 at 1:11 AM

    A very good cause indeed.

  4. SwannStObserver
    05/04/2009 at 1:49 PM

    What in THE hell does this have to do with a murder?

    The editors appear to be reverting to their A list wannabe/infatuation form with this posting.

    • CDinDC
      05/04/2009 at 1:51 PM

      Awww, Swannn….the eds need a day off too! And it’s pretty cool that they donated their proceeds to the REW Memorial Trust.

    • 05/04/2009 at 2:32 PM

      And I was about to concede to their extensively-argued point that this site is no place for provocative limericks.

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