Today is Kentucky Derby Day! Bad hats and cheap mint julips in expensive glasses


Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill
SoSH Member
Sep 9, 2008
The Preakness is shorter than the Derby--a mile and 3/16 vs. a mile and a quarter.

I'd be happier for Mystik Dan and his connections if my trifecta didn't come in 2/3/4.
Also, Belmont is at Saratoga this year and will be 1 1/4.
Interesting. I forgot the Preakness was shorter. I guess maybe anything's possible. It seemed like Mystik Dan had a few things go right in terms of the difficult trips that some of the other horses had. With the smaller fields, it will be interesting to see what happens.

Having a potential triple crown on the line not at Belmont would be pretty weird. Sounds like it should be back at Belmont in 2026.


SoSH Member
Jul 20, 2005
The race will start in a few minutes. The track looks _very_ wet. I don't know enough about horse racing to understand which of the horses might be most affected by the conditions, but it seems logical to expect a surprise.