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2022 Kentucky Derby picks. Saturday May 7

My picks based on dosage, mudders, records.




Just my opinions—who am I?

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Thurby (May 5) is the Thursday before the Kentucky Derby! Crowds, food, music, horse racing. Louisville locals day but all are welcome!

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The Great Steamboat Race is always the Wednesday before the Kentucky Derby. Steamboats race on the Ohio River from the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge to Six-mile Island and back again. The Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati are joined this year by the American Countess. (Part of the Kentucky Derby Festival) [photos of last year and American Countess]

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Derby breakfast done right:

Breakfast for the Kentucky Derby is CHEESE GRITS. They are simple to make and everyone loves them: 2 cups water, ½ cup Quaker Quick Grits, 1/3 cup shredded cheddar or Velveeta, ¼ tsp paprika, salt/pepper/garlic to taste.

Stir in grits to boiling water, boil 4-5 minutes, stir cheese and all, cook until cheese melted. Serve with country ham, biscuits, eggs. 

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Derby Dessert

THE Derby dessert: Derby Pie (trade-marked) was created by George Kern in 1954 at the Melrose Inn Prospect, Kentucky (closed 2000). It is a chocolate, walnut tart/pie.  Delicious. Pegasus Pie is similar though I have not tried it.

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Saturday, April 23 is Thunder over Louisville, the start of the Kentucky Derby Festival, 2 weeks until the Kentucky Derby. An estimated 850K people are lining the Kentucky and Indiana banks of the Ohio River. An air show, food, bands, topped off with fireworks makes this a great day. The weather is even cooperating.

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Kentucky Derby Picks! I am staying with my early picks, but Hot Rod Charlie and Essential Quality are neck and neck. Another horse to watch is Midnight Bourbon ridden by Mike Smith.  Derby Day is Saturday May 1. What are your picks? Feel free to comment. (I picked the first 3 last year, but I doubt I can do it twice in a row. I am just a poor ole country boy)

Win—Hot Rod Charlie

Place—Essential Quality

Show—Rock Your World

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Today (Saturday, September 5) is the COVID19 delayed Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs–post time 7:02 eastern time. The favorites have outside post positions which may make it hard to get to the front, so this may be a wild race. And I don’t claim to be an expert, but here are my picks:


Place–Tiz the Law

Show–Storm the Court

Look out for Sole Volante–he has the best Dosage (breeding index) and may surprise everyone.

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Derby blues

I got the Derby blues, down to the bottom of my rambling shoes. The Kentucky Derby should’ve been today (Saturday May 2)! A pestilence is upon our land, so the Derby has been delayed until September 5.

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Derby Day!

Today (May 6) is the 143rd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.  The Run for the Roses.

Go Always Dreaming!

Always Dreaming, go just for me,

Stardom and world fame are waiting for thee,

Sounds from the rude stands can’t spoil thy day,

Lulled by thy starlight all will pass thy way,

Always Dreaming, king of mine bet,

Run while I cheer thee with shouts of praise,

Gone are the cares of those behind thee,

Always Dreaming, win one for me!

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