May 3, 2008
Eight Belles to GLORY on Kentucky Derby Day!
If I were at the Kentucky Derby today, I would be wearing either this hat,
OR this one!
I found these on JillHenningsHats.Com
But, unfortunately, I have never taken an interest in this sport, mainly because I am an animal lover and just the chance that an animal can be hurt at one of these events and then possibly slaughtered on sight has always been a deterrent, therefore I probably won't be watching again today.
HOWEVER! Many of you guys are Blog Catalog participants and therefore know Kdawg68.
His blog The Aspiring Horseplayer is sensitive, informative, and shows a different spin on horse racing, horses and the folks that love horses and the sport. It has drawn me in!
My dad is in his mid seventies now, so any chance to connect and share experiences, I take 'em! He and my uncles have always placed friendly wagers on whatever is going on, so this year I was able to put in my two cents thanks to Kdawg68!
This has also caused my ears to perk up when there are conversations on television, so enter Eight Belles. I mean, all the ladies in the house, you have to have a spot for her going against all of these guys! There have been only three fillies in the sport's 134 year history to win The Kentucky Derby. First there was Regret in 1915, second was Genuine Risk in 1980 and Winning Colors, who was 20 years ago in 1988. Thirty-five other fillies have tried to win the Derby and failed.
SO, Eight Belles, show 'em what you've got. Beautiful, strong, determined, fast and able to handle the colts. You go girl!
Now go out and enjoy this day!!!