I love the last line. Orb is the best horse to have won the derby in years. And he keeps getting better and better. Can't wait to hear the announcer yell ORRRRRBBBB!!!! two more times for the crown!
I like the idea of making it harder to get points. Also, good point about the 1/10 of 1%! In addition to making it harder to get points what if post positions were picked based on the horses rank? The horse with the most points gets to pick first and so on...
The Kentucky Derby should be the best of the best. Horses should have to win several races against other quality horses to have the opportunity to make it to the big dance. Maybe horses should have to earn their way into each leg of a Derby prep race? For example: The horses who make the Florida Derby have to have won or placed in a lower level Derby prep. Then the top two from each of the seven 100 point races make it to the Derby.
Love the way you ended the article Scott. Us horse geeks love to hear that! Go East!
Rd 1: Affirmed - Union Rags, Discreet Dancer, Liaison, My Adonis, Our Entourage, I'll Have Another, Currency Swap, Bodemeister Citation - El Padrino, Scatman, Empire Way, Secret Circle, Spring Hill Farm, Wrote, Daddy Nose Best, Alpha Secretariat - Creative Cause, Rousing Sermon, Longview Drive, Ever So Lucky, Exothermic, Gemologist, The Lumber Guy, Tiger Walk Seattle Slew - Hansen, Isn't He Clever, Street Life, Prospective, State Of Play, Mark Valeski, Z Dager, Dullahan Rd 2: Affirmed - Union Rags, My Adonis, I'll Have Another, Bodemeister Citation - El Padrino, Empire Way, Wrote, Alpha Secretariat - Creative Cause, Ever So Lucky, Gemologist, Tiger Walk Seattle Slew - Hansen, Prospective, Mark Valeski, Z Dager Rd 3: Affirmed - My Adonis, Bodemeister Citation - El Padrino, Alpha Secretariat - Creative Cause, Gemologist Seattle Slew - Hansen, Mark Valeski Rd 4: Affirmed - My Adonis Citation - El Padrino Secretariat - Creative Cause Seattle Slew - Hansen Final Four: My Adonis vs. El Padrino = My Adonis Creative Cause vs. Hansen = Hansen Championship: My Adonis vs. Hansen = My Adonis
Sorry about messing up the last couple posts! Here's my picks:
Rd 1: Union Rags, Discreet Dancer, Liaison,
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