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The Kentucky Derby was just run. An event that I have been forced to go to for many years, but one that I always enjoyed till I was exhausted. It's known as the sport of kings, but this year it was won by a guy that bought his horse in a claimer race for $9,500.00, and brought him to the track in a trailor pulled behind his pickup truck. Yesterday this same guy won the Kentucky Oaks by 20 1/4 lengths and set a record. Both horses were long shots. I'm not a fan, and don't really know or care much for horse racing, but stories like these are really great.
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Crush some mint leaves with some sugar, add ice, and Waterford Reserve Bourbon... Granish with a spring of mint Trust Me 
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Originally posted by silver silver wrote:

Crush some mint leaves with some sugar, add ice, and Waterford Reserve Bourbon... Granish with a spring of mint Trust Me 
 
Everything was correct, except you through away the sugar and mint, and sometimes the ice. I prefer Makers Mark, or Woodford Reserve. If I really want to get hammered, I go for Knob Creek.
And that's how the locals like our Mint Julips.Wink
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I grew up on a farm, so I don't really care for "horse people"....but I'm happy a regular dude won the big 'un.
 
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Originally posted by silver silver wrote:

Crush some mint leaves with some sugar, add ice, and Waterford Reserve Bourbon... Granish with a spring of mint Trust Me 
 
Everything was correct, except you through away the sugar and mint, and sometimes the ice. I prefer Makers Mark, or Woodford Reserve. If I really want to get hammered, I go for Knob Creek.
And that's how the locals like our Mint Julips.Wink
 
Knob Creek is good Sh*t!!!  
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Little brother services a lot of the Bourbon trail.  He brings home Waterford Reserve. YMMV

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I'm also making OT right now at work as a convienence to the millionaires. The down side is I've been listening to jet engines whine and sucking in jet exhaust constantly for the last three days.
 
Oh, a correction, it was the jockey that road the winners of both the Oaks and the Derby, and not the owner that had both. In fact, as I have found out, the jockey won every race he was in today.
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Might have to give Waterford a whirl....I buy a little of the good stuff, every now and then...
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Sounded like you were about to make a majito until you added the bourbon.  Bucky
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Waterford Reserve was allowed to continue production, during proabition, for medicinal use.   I've got a bottle stowed away for my 5 year old nieces wedding.
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Originally posted by swtucker swtucker wrote:

I grew up on a farm, so I don't really care for "horse people"....but I'm happy a regular dude won the big 'un.
 
 Yeah I've had to deal with them in the past, so I understand how you feel. It's my understanding that the owner of the Derby winner, drove all the way from New Mexico with the horse, and the guy has a broken leg. He's now two million better off.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

Originally posted by swtucker swtucker wrote:

I grew up on a farm, so I don't really care for "horse people"....but I'm happy a regular dude won the big 'un.
 
 Yeah I've had to deal with them in the past, so I understand how you feel. It's my understanding that the owner of the Derby winner, drove all the way from New Mexico with the horse, and the guy has a broken leg. He's now two million better off.
 
That's awesome!
 
My problem with horse people is : they will stand in a farmers yard and talk down to him (me)...while they are too stupid to bale their own hay.  All they want is the horse, they'll figger out how to feed it later.
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I know what you mean swtucker, I often wonder how people like that got so much money.
Anyway time to lock the gate. Have a good one!
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I thought the guy with the broken leg was the trainer, not the owner, but I didn't start watching the coverage until about 5:00, so I might have missed it.  I love to watch them run and usually watch the 3 big races and several of the other's that lead up to it!  My Father-in-law's uncles were both trainers.... I don't think either of them made it to the Derby type level, although one was pretty good and trained and won at the Arkansas track. 
 
One of my alltime favorite/exciting sports moments was when my Father-in-law's horse, "Starlit Pass" won a race coming from behind.  He was so far back I thought it was over before it started really.  But he hit another gear and literlly flew by the other horses, kind of like how "Mine That Bird" did yesterday.  We were all at a local track watching on simulcast, as he was running in another part of the state, and when we saw him make his move we starting screaming and hollering.  I was holding my 2-3 yr old daughter and she started crying, but we kept screaming anyway!!!!  I won like $300.00 and would have won around a $1000.00, but I didn't realize it was an trifecta race..... we had the 1-2-3 horses picked.  My F-I-L won big time and he knew it was a tri and he also won the purse.
 
I love it when a "cheap" horse wins!!!  I love that jockey's emotion!  He was so happy and wished his Mom & Dad could be here to see him finally having success!!!  Great stroy within the event!
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Originally posted by silver silver wrote:

Crush some mint leaves with some sugar, add ice, and Waterford Reserve Bourbon... Granish with a spring of mint Trust Me 

Looks like you already "granished" a few, Silver...Yippee
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We watch the Derby every year... my wife and kids love the horses.  This is the first year in as long as I can remember that I did not make mint julips and Shirley Temples. Got back in the house after trying to clean up after the huge rainstorms just in time to turn on the TV and watch the "post".  
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Well thanks to all the local tv stations already going digital, I didn't have a good tv to get my info from. Tip you are right, it was the trainer that drove from N.M..
I had a cousin (she was killed in the Lexington plane crash a couple of years ago) who was married to one of two brothers who had a Derby winner several years ago. I didn't know they even had a horse in the race until the following week when my mom told me.
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Sorry to hear that about your cousin!  Too bad you didn't know about the horse, that would have been a fun deal you ya!    "AND DOWN THE STRETCH THEY COME!!!"   I was quite disappointed Tom Durken (sp) didn't say that this year.
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Anyone ever eat horse, I bet they'd be pretting good?

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you're kidding right?
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Horses are grazing Animals they should be fine eating , though I don't think I could do it.
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I have eaten horse before.  I have Finnish friends.  It was not bad but not great either.  It is not something I go looking for.
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Originally posted by lucytuma lucytuma wrote:

Anyone ever eat horse, I bet they'd be pretting good?

 
My dad's friends father Ernie came to this country before WWII from Germany.  I remember talking to him when I was in grade school.  He talked about wheelbarows of money and not being able to buy anything. He said that horse was not that great, but you could eat it, if you had enough sour cream. My best guess is that was old work horse. YMMV 
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I hear it's a delacacey IN FRANCE.
Frogs will eat anything.
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I have eaten horse.  Did not know it at the time, only later. It actually wasn't bad tasting, but I will know the taste forever.  Anyone ever tries that again, trouble will ensue.  
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