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    Default Rubbin and racin in Kentucky (Derby content)

    Wow, DQ'ed.





    The only horse with a clean nose was popped for riding dirty.

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    I watched this on TV at the hotel in Philadelphia on a layover. Even while it was happening I noticed that Maximum Security and rider had drifted off their line significantly. I didn't think much of it but when the result was contested I knew it had to be for that. The whole thing looked like a giant field sprint in the TdF with one rider drifting and weaving and being DQd.

    The skill of the jockeys is amazing and it's fortunate for all that there was no spill on the muddy track, something that seemed likely the whole 2+ minutes of the race.

    I never go out of my way to see this event but I've seen it many times in hotel bars/restaurants as I work AM shifts and end up at the hotel by mid afternoon, usually on weekends.
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    Default Re: Rubbin and racin in Kentucky (Derby content)

    A couple good friends follow horse racing, and they threw a great Derby party yesterday.



    Even for those of us without a horse in the race, it was a blast.
     

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    Default Re: Rubbin and racin in Kentucky (Derby content)

    It's a horse race.

    bah
     

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    Default Re: Rubbin and racin in Kentucky (Derby content)

    It's like slavery, but with animals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    It's like slavery, but with animals.
    And like cycling, with the drugs, except that these racers can't testify against the docs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    It's like slavery, but with animals.
    I spent much of yesterday reading Travels with Charley, in bed with my dogs and a cold. Steinbeck makes a similar point about slavery toward the end of the book as he leaves New Orleans and returns north.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post
    I spent much of yesterday reading Travels with Charley, in bed with my dogs and a cold. Steinbeck makes a similar point about slavery toward the end of the book as he leaves New Orleans and returns north.
    If the animals could only talk (back).

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    If the animals could only talk (back).
    They do. We just don't understand.
     

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    Apparently my cat is suffering from Stockholm syndrome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    If the animals could only talk (back).
    I had a brief conversation with this lass yesterday, she was quite upset. She'd lost a calf earlier in the week, and hadn't quite come to grips that it was gone, and hadn't just wandered off.



    Quote Originally Posted by ides1056 View Post
    They do. We just don't understand.
    Indeed. She may have just been agitated about the DQ flap, and thought the stewards made the proper decision to keep the horses and jockeys safe.

    TH
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    If the animals could only talk (back).
    Then WASP mothers wouldn’t love them more than their children.

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    It's been too long between reading Hunter. He reminds me of my past life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnoble485 View Post
    It's been too long between reading Hunter. He reminds me of my past life.
    Me too. Was about 10 yrs sober when he popped a cap in his skull. Seems like a long time ago, but nevertheless still enjoy his scribblings. Fear and Loathing on the Campaign trail is as worthy today as ever.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk_tle View Post
    Apparently my cat is suffering from Stockholm syndrome.
    Thomas, it is not your cat that has Stockholm syndrome.
     

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    Default Re: Rubbin and racin in Kentucky (Derby content)

    this is something people care about? horses running in circles with tiny men on their backs?? humans are fuckin weird
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    Default Re: Rubbin and racin in Kentucky (Derby content)

    It's not any weirder than anything else people are into. Like bike racing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dgaddis View Post
    It's not any weirder than anything else people are into. Like bike racing.
    It's maybe a little weirder than bike racing. But a little less weird than if bike racing involved tiny men riding on the bike racers' backs.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Strongin View Post
    It's maybe a little weirder than bike racing. But a little less weird than if bike racing involved tiny men riding on the bike racers' backs.
    People have been racing horses long before bicycles existed.

    "we" might not have tiny men riding horses, but we do have skinny fellas clad in spandex riding bikes with glued on tires in races sponsored by the manufacturer of the best performance enhancing drug used in the sport (which isn't allowed in the sport) and part of the reward of winning is being kissed by a couple of pretty ladies you don't know.



    People really are weird.
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