Triumph and Tragedy at Churchill Downs

This article has been submitted by “Weezy F Baby” Adam Klemencic.

Click here to watch the 134th running.

I have looked forward to the first Saturday in May for years now, and not because it’s Blake’s birthday weekend. The Kentucky Derby is arguably the most exciting two minutes in all of sports and for the 20 horses in this year’s field it was their chance to win the 134th running of America’s most prestigious race and set the stage to begin their bid towards the Triple Crown (Kentucky Derby—May 3rd, The Preakness—May 17th, and The Belmont—June 7th). If anyone were to criticise the importance of this event, consider that last year the Queen was present, and this year Derby regulars such as: the Clintons, Vince Young, and our favourite old man (not Don Cherry), Hugh Hefner, were all in attendance. Late Saturday afternoon, 157,770 people packed the beautiful facility sipping on mint juleps while eyeing outlandish hats to witness man and animal, athlete and athlete become one for 1 ¼ mile on the red dirt track at Louisville Kentucky.
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