I always thought it would be fun to go to the Kentucky Derby – the horses, the hats, the mint juleps. Since it seems to be getting harder and harder to get tickets, that item might not get checked off my list of things to do in my life. I decided that this year we would have a Kentucky Derby party, but we ended up booking a wedding – we always book a wedding on Kentucky Derby day!
But we got home tonight after the wedding and I decided to see who won – and it was Big Brown! I SO would have put my bet on that horse! Oh well…here is a shot of Big Brown:
One thing I don’t understand is why they are so quick to put down these horses when they get hurt. Is there really NO other solution? Poor Eight Belles was euthanized on the track following the race. She was in 2nd place right behind Big Brown:
Just looking at her makes me cry. She was a just a filly – the only one in the race.