I love horses, so stinking pretty.
So I spent yesterday reading my first non-school related book in over a month, and preparing to watch racing of all sorts. First up, Kentucky Derby. A three frickin’ hour telecast for a 2 minute race. Ohhh NBC, way to milk that for every advertising penny. Big Brown, the favorite, won by 5 horse lengths. Coming in second was the only filly in the group, Eight Belles. A filly hadn’t been entered in the Kentucky Derby for something like 9 years. After a strong second place finish, Eight Belles collapsed on the cool-down lap after breaking BOTH her front ankles. Apparently this injury was too much for any horse to come back from (giant body, spindly legs) and she was immediately euthanized on the track. Ugh. This was basically the saddest thing I’ve ever heard. The trainer and jockey were in tears. This poor horse was in so much pain they had to put her down IMMEDIATELY. They couldn’t even take her to a vet hospital. Way to start my sports watching on a sad note.
Cut to 11:30 pm. Dale Earnhardt Jr. had just taken advantage of Denny Hamlin’s tire going down, and took the lead at the Crown Royal 400 at Richmond International Speedway. While Junior was racing into a corner fighting for position with stupid Kyle Busch, that big-eared asshat drove into the side of the 88 with 5 laps to go. Junior went spinning into the wall damaging his car and knocking him back to 16th. Kyle “stupid-face” Busch had zero damage and remained in second place. Junior is now on a 72 race losing streak. I hope that Kyle Busch, well, I hope bad things for him. Racing breaks my heart.
Oops. My bad.
On a MUCH happier note…
THE HORNETS BEAT THE SPURS!!!!
The should have been MVP, hottie Chris Paul lead his Hornets to a win over the San Antonio Spurs. Now I really have no problem with the Spurs, but I want New Orleans to take the whole thing. Yeah feel good stories! So San An can take their three championship rings and stuff ’em. The Spurs need to not be in the finals this year. GO HORNETS!!