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The Keeneland Bias rarely lets me down. - Noro Lim
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The Keeneland Bias rarely lets me down.
Woohoo! Informed Decision is one of my Keeneland girls. She ran a helluva race against Ventura in the Vinery Madison. Was she the first horse to win from off the pace today? Now let's see if Thorn Song can rebound from his horrible race a couple of weeks ago.

I am snacking on Derby Pie and sipping on an Ale 8 Freeze (a more...palatable take on a Mint Julep). We're hoping one of us will be sober enough to grill burgers a little later. I am also hoping that some of my wagers pay off. At the last minute I put some money in TVG and placed some straightforward bets. This will be the most I've ever bet on a race. Considering how cheap I am, it still isn't that much. I haven't wagered a dime on Dunkirk, which might be my mistake. But you can't take them all, and of the talented ones in this field, I just don't take to him like I do to the others.

If by some amazing miracle Pioneerof the Nile and Advice come in 1-2, you should be able to hear me screaming a few states away. That is a purely sentimental play, because both of those kids were in the Futurity at Keeneland last fall, so I've been following them for a long freaking time. Had Eddie and Terrain also made it to the gate, I'd have bet a superfecta.

Current Mood: excited excited

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postcard_life From: postcard_life Date: May 3rd, 2009 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
What is in a Derby pie?
silvercharmer From: silvercharmer Date: May 3rd, 2009 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)
Chocolate chips. pecans, and bourbon!
creepy_coyote From: creepy_coyote Date: May 5th, 2009 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Hah! I had Derby pie for the first time this year, as well as my first mint juelp. I really loved the pie, but I thought I was gonna die when I tried the juelp. It's as if they mixed earwax and Colgate with a crapload of sugar. Hooorrrrriiiiblllle!
silvercharmer From: silvercharmer Date: May 5th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
The best way to "enjoy" a mint julep is to modify it. Pick up a six pack of Ale-8-One (a Kentucky staple), and pour every bottle into a pot. Boil it for 20 minutes, add 6 shots of bourbon, and let it cool on the counter. Then freeze it. When you're ready to drink it, mix it up in a blender and have at it. It's AWESOME.
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