May 6, 2012

"'STABLE,' EH? Well, as they say at the Kentucky Derby: I’ll Have Another."

"Thanks for bringing me back, Glenn. Have a great vacation, as we guest horses attempt to inspire the disheartened crowd that many perhaps only partially fill the stands."

8 comments:

wyo sis said...

I'm sure you'll do a great job.

Ipso Fatso said...

Althouse, you will do great.

ndspinelli said...

I had Gemologist and he underperformed. I made a bet for a friend who knows nothing about horses and she put $20 on I'll Have Another, paid her $326! I studied and lost big, she liked the name of the horse and won. C'est la vie.

edutcher said...

Althouse subbing at Insta is the same thing that happens when Yul Brynner needs a little help and Charlie Bronson and Jim Coburn show up.

PS Saw the race (been watching them since I was about 8) and that was a great finish.

Do we have another Secretariat?

ndspinelli said...

edutcher, There will never be another Secretariat. This[I'll Have Another] is a good horse, in a field of many good horses..none great, but really 10-12 good ones. The Triple Crown is so difficult w/ the Belmont making sure there are no flukes. That 1 1/2 miles makes sure of that. We got married the day Seattle Slew won the Triple Crown[6/11/77]. As an homage to my old man, the ceremony was before the Belmont and the reception after the race. It wasn't a big deal but he was genuinely touched. And, everyone got to watch history.

ndspinelli said...

The jockey is a good story. I've seen him @ Santa Anita..nice kid.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Ann Althorse?

EMD said...

At least my favorite, Dullahan, finished in the money.