Saturday, May 3, 2008

Things that make you go 'Hmmm': Derby Edition

What are the political implications of this year's KY Derby Exacta box?

Big Brown - 1st
Eight Belles - 2nd (the only filly in the race)

Big Brown = The favorite who was thought to be given a 'deathblow' in the final week before the race by his 20th-post position
Eight Belles = The filly who fought to the death....LITERALLY

Eight Belles got a special nod from Hillary Clinton this week during a visit to Churchill Downs. Clinton said "Bet on the filly in the race."

Nobody really thought Eight Belles had a chance, but she fought for a valiant second place finish. However, in doing so she broke both her ankles and had to be euthanized on the track immediately following the race. Only to lose to 'Big Brown.'


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