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After the Derby: Parting Thoughts

John Scheinman’s parting thoughts from Churchill Downs on Sunday morning, the day after the Kentucky Derby.

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Cool video… I never ran any horses at Churchill and have never made it to the Derby in person. Would love to get there one of these years!

Posted by Jeffrey on May 9, 2011 @ 6:30 am

You managed to sum up, quite eloquently, all of the feelings even a non-Derby horse owner/breeder feels in anticipation of seeing one of their own get to the races: the overwhelming sense of time passing when a race is over, and the subsequent expectation of what’s next, coupled with the ‘daydreaming’ and rewind of what just happened. There is no greater intoxication than the winner’s circle, so just imagine it with one you’ve watched grow from wobbly, weedy foal to mature, fiery, on the muscle race horse. Great job in KY; see you at Old Hilltop!

Posted by Cozzy Rhythm on May 10, 2011 @ 9:22 am

Obviously you do not need my donation. Look forward to a free subscription next year.

Posted by David on May 12, 2011 @ 11:40 am

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