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Kentucky Derby 2010

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Crash, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Crash

    Crash Active Member

    The Kentucky Derby Festival officially started this week with Thunder Over Louisville, but the big news in horse racing circles is that Eskendereya, the opening-line favorite, will be sold as part of owner Ahmed Zayat's Chapter 11 proceedings.

    The Derby is less than two weeks away. Does SJ nation care?
  2. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    There's a small but passionate section of SJ railbirds.
  3. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    I always try to get down to one of the local tracks before the race to put some money down. Always come up one horse short.
  4. Wenders

    Wenders Well-Known Member

    Planning on going to Keeneland for the festivities there if I don't have any games to cover. Might actually put some cash down while I'm there. And then, if my luck from Saturday's day at the track carries over, my horse will come in dead last.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Esky sale doesn't mean much, in broad scheme of things. All it
    does is make it overwhelmingly-likely that he'll be whisked to stud in 2011 . . . which makes me doubt that Jess Jackson will be the buyer.
  6. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Love the Derby, haven't paid much if any attention this year. Not sure I can name two Derby horses.
  7. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    The field appears kind of ... meh ... this year. Plus I think the Rachel Alexandra/Zenyatta/Apple Blossom thing distracted everybody for a few weeks.
  8. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Eskendereya won the Wood by about 10 lengths and John Velazquez never took out the whip.
  9. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Won his last two by 17+ lengths so he'll be the favorite, no question about that. Doesn't matter to me how the new ownership works out. I'm only concerned trying to figure out how he's going to get a mile and a quarter on May 1.
  10. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Real question is whether he'll still be in training this year as of, say, 7/31.
    I'll say no.
  11. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Where's the Breeder's Cup this year?
  12. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    I think it's Churchill Downs.
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