I have run many Kentucky Derbies in my lifetime. As a little girl that was my favorite thing in the world to pretend. Wether it was on my horse Sheba, that I used to "race" in the front pasture or saddling up the fence rail and racing on "The Black" (I was a huge fan of The Black Stallion movie and books). My most recent past time is curling up in Meliss's basement and watching the movie Seabiscuit on her gi-hugie projector screen. The familiy is starting to boycott this pastime though. What? You can't watch a movie more than 3 Sunday's in a row? Come on! Seabiscuit is one of my top 5 fav movies of all time by the way. Never seen it? YOU MUST! Just for the era of history that it features is worth a viewing. Not to mention Jeff Bridges as Charles Howard is better than cream cheese frosting on carrot cake. Yes, he is that good in this movie. Really.
Anywho, back to the subject. The Derby is this weekend. Our family loves The Derby. Last year, seriously was Seabiscuit in real life, except better. Yup, I said it. It was better. The Derby had 4 horses flown in from Dubai. They had ritzy, glamorous horses from all over the country. They also had a little horse from the south that arrived in his trainers trailer. Driven by his......trainer. Mine That Bird was his name and take a look here to see what that little horse accomplishes. Just so you know, when the announcers are talking about Calvin, that is the jockey of Mine That Bird. Also the announcer they are talking to with the name of Gary, Plays George Wolf in Seabiscuit. Ahhhhhhh, I think he is strangely hot. Go figure. Don't know if there will ever be another Derby quite like this one. We will just have to see what tomorrow brings.
This is the original announcers at the time of the race. Listen to him call it, he doesn't even know which horse it is because the horse was such an underdog. Here is the link