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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Derby Day at Churchill Downs

I really don't care about horse racing, except on the days that the Triple Crown races are run.

As always, the first Saturday in May is the running of the Kentucky Derby. Today we'll find out which horse will be the Triple Crown contender for 2007.

There hasn't been a Triple Crown winning horse since 1978, which I believe is the longest drought in Triple Crown history.

*** 133rd Running of the Kentucky Derby ***
Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky
Saturday, May 5th
Distance: 1 1/4 Miles
Post Time: 6:04 p.m. (ET)
Purse: $2 million Guaranteed

Post Horse
1 --- Sedgefield
2 --- Curlin
3 --- Zanjero
4 --- Storm in May
5 --- Imawildandcrazyguy
6 --- Cowtown Cat
7 --- Street Sense
8 --- Hard Spun
9 --- Liquidity
10 --- Teuflesberg
11 --- Bwana Bull
12 --- Nobiz Like Shobiz
13 --- Sam P.
14 --- Scat Daddy
15 --- Tiago
16 --- Circular Quay
17 --- Stormello
18 --- Any Given Saturday
19 --- Dominican
20 --- Great Hunter

Colts & Geldings Carry 126 Pounds

UPDATE: 6:20 pm = Street Sense (pictured at left with jockey Calvin Borel) is the winner, Hard Spun placed 2nd and Curlin came in third.

Here's a race recap, thanks to espn.com.

One noted spectator at today's race was first time guest, Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of England.

On to Pimlico in two weeks!

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