Calling All For Profit Prophets: Kentucky Derby Time!
OK...who wants to make a wager on the Derby?
My bet is on Empire Maker #12 6-5 odds
District Overbeer of the "Mint Julip" class
I'm betting on Mr. Ed.
Mr. Ed was a Palomino from Southern California. He was foaled in 1949 and was 12 years old when the television show began. Mr. Ed's original name was Bamboo Harvester and he was raised and trained as a parade horse. This equine star lived to be over 20-years old. When he died his trainer, Lester Hilton, scattered his ashes in a location that remains unknown to this day.
I'll bet NBC Television makes a handsome prophet, er, profit !!
I don't know which horse runs fastest, but I like it when one comes from about 10 lengths behind with a full head of steam and makes a photo finish.
I always try to tune in for the "most exciting two minutes in sports", the run for the roses.
"Run for the Roses" -- sung by Dan Fogelberg
Born in the valley And raised in the trees Of Western Kentucky On wobbly knees With mama beside you To help you along, You'll soon be a'growin' up strong Oh, the long lazy mornings In pastures of green, The sun on your withers, The wind in your mane Could never prepare you For what lies ahead; The run for the roses so red And it's run for the roses As fast as you can Your fate is delivered, Your moment's at hand It's the chance of a lifetime In a lifetime of chance And it's high time you joined in the dance It's high time you joined in the dance From sire to sire, It's born in the blood The fire of a mare and The strength of a stud It's breeding, and it's training, And it's something unknown That drives you and carries you home And it's run for the roses As fast as you can Your fate is delivered Your moment's at hand It's the chance of a lifetime In a lifetime of chance And it's high time you joined in the dance It's high time you joined in the dance