Is this irony? Seriously I don't know what irony is.
We had parked near the casino, then drove to the track before the derby. Saw some guys sitting by their trunk looking at programs and asked them who they had thought would win. They said they didn't know and said I should go look at the horses. I went straight to the paddock but told them I liked 1789. When I had got there, didn't like 9 anymore, but I was already easing out of that one. The results were 71839 as you might remember.
Saw those guys leaving, told them I had one and the one guy had said 7/18 was his birthday. Reminded him I had told him I liked those horses. His friend laughed I was rubbing it in because I was showing him pictures of the trifecta ticket and the encore ticket. They liked Patch, that's what got them. Unfortunately my view was blocked of the stretch until right at the finish line hearing those hooves pounding harder than any other race I'd seen at Mountaineer. Patch was outside as wide as could be, I assume because of the eye. Have to admit, I looked at his empty eye socket, it was sad, but a good looking horse.
The 5 was really tiny, I was kind of shocked by his small body. I liked the 11 too, kind of regretted before the race, forgetting about him when I had bet. It was nice seeing the derby horses, wish I had had seen them more, as this will probably be the last time. Noticed the track claimed attendance of 13,000, yeah, no. It was crowded, but not bad at all. Probably like a typical Friday night ten years ago.
Which races like this with derby runners this year are going to be close for me? I'd like to head out somewhere, but in NE Ohio, I can't think of anywhere possibly close. Any events that may be upcoming in the next few months?
Looks like sh!t just got imaginary!