2009 Kentucky Derby Live Thread

Time For The Fastest Live Thread In The Business. [Kentucky Derby Live Thread]

5/2/09 in Horse Racing   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

All right everyone. Welcome to the quickest live thread in sports. It's FanIQ's annual Kentucky Derby Live Thread.

I expect you all to comment as much as humanly possible during the two minutes of the race, and I expect at least 10 glue jokes.

I Want Revenge, who was the favorite, has been scratched from the race, meaning this thing is even more wide open than it was before. Friesan Fire is your new favorite, in case you were wondering.

Anyway, you all know what to do. And I wish all of your super trifectas good luck.
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5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Eric_ wrote:
The odds don't say it, but I would say so. Giacomo had some decent preps now that I'm looking at it. Giacomo at least was 2nd in the San Felipe and 4th in the Santa Anita the year. Mine That Bird was 2nd in the Borderline Derby and 4th in the Sunland Derby. It doesn't compare.

This was a kind of wide open field though. There were so many quality horses that scratched before the race that you could almost see this coming. That's why I stayed far away from the favorite.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Eric_ wrote:
The odds don't say it, but I would say so. Giacomo had some decent preps now that I'm looking at it. Giacomo at least was 2nd in the San Felipe and 4th in the Santa Anita the year. Mine That Bird was 2nd in the Borderline Derby and 4th in the Sunland Derby. It doesn't compare.

2nd biggest upset at the Derby ever. Have to go back to 1913 for a bigger one.

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Bigger than Giacomo?
(Edited by Eric_)

The odds don't say it, but I would say so. Giacomo had some decent preps now that I'm looking at it. Giacomo at least was 2nd in the San Felipe and 4th in the Santa Anita the year. Mine That Bird was 2nd in the Borderline Derby and 4th in the Sunland Derby. It doesn't compare.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Eric_ wrote:
A quick Google search of Mine That Bird shows that a) he's an gelding, and b) he finished last in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile last year.

I mean, this is a seriously insane upset.

Bigger than Giacomo?

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

wrote:
You should never bet the grey horse.  That's my superstition.

I know, but I always like to put a little bit on the grey horse. I hit all my other bets though, so a good day for me, except that I bet the winning number would be odd so I missed that one.

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

A quick Google search of Mine That Bird shows that a) he's an gelding, and b) he finished last in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile last year.

I mean, this is a seriously insane upset.

5/2/09   |   Kmacnealy1   |   16 respect

All I c an say is WOW! I don't thinl I have ever seen a horse come from 15th place entering the 4th turn and just make everone else seem like they were standing still. It is real life imitating a movie.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect



Really? The "Blackberry" Preakness sponsored by Cannon. That is weak

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Eric_ wrote:
$103.20 to win. Super paid over half a million.

Christi, can I borrow some money?

Yeah, me too please!

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

$103.20 to win. Super paid over half a million.

Christi, can I borrow some money?

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

God dang, superfecta paid $500,000+!

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

At least on the props where I could bet two horses head to head I picked like 6 horses over Fresian Fire, so I've got that going for me, which is nice.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

STOP WHIPPING THAT HORSE!!!

/PETA

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Dunkirk, way to cost me $$$. Dumb grey horse.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

And all that horse is thinking about is "I gotta pee and when do I get my oat bag"

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Well, now on to Celtics/Bulls and Hatton/Pac Man. Things usually happen in three's, so I'm calling the triple upset. 50-1 wins the Derby, Bulls win Game 7 and Hatton KOs Pac Man.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
And now when he loses the Preakness, we can all go back to not caring about horse racing until next May

Naw, if things hold to form there will only be like 9 horses in the Preakness and he'll win the 2nd leg of the triple crown. Then Belmont = Fail.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Wow, Freisan Fire bombed.

Well since the company that makes Taco Bell sponsored the Derby, look for the new Freisan Fire Gordita on Monday.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Ha! Favorite finishes next to last. Too funny.

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Wow, Freisan Fire bombed.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

And now when he loses the Preakness, we can all go back to not caring about horse racing until next May

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

That replay was a replica of Street Sense in 2007. The rail just opened up.

Sorry for actual racing analysis in this thread.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Wow, what a run down the rail. Nice moves.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

A-well-a everybody's heard about the bird
B-b-b-bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A-well-a don't you know about the bird?
Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word!
A-well-a bird, bird, b-bird's the word

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Wow dude, you just won, don't look so excited.

This guy in the hat looks like he's bummed out. Come on you just won *the* race of races!

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

He had dinner with the Queen last time he won, so what this time? Sex with the Queen...Bow chicka wow wow

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Wait a minute, this was the horse that couldn't win in New Mexico? Maybe he'll prove me wrong, but at this point: Worst. Derby. Winner. Ever.

That's not a knock. Someone has to, and he ran a great race.

But for the jockey, Best. Derby. Celebration. Ever.

I don't think I've seen anyone react quite like that after winning.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Act like you've been there

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

wrote:
 wonder how much i won

A crapload. Buy us all drinks.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Did you just hear him yell 50-1? Man, this dude just got paid I'm sure.

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

wrote:
 He is effing in demand now.

Well, you or I could've won with Rachel Alexandra.

However, never, EVER, give Calvin Borel the rail.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

That guy is really creeping me out.

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Wait a minute, this was the horse that couldn't win in New Mexico? Maybe he'll prove me wrong, but at this point: Worst. Derby. Winner. Ever.

That's not a knock. Someone has to, and he ran a great race.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

A true underdog story. Somebody is gonna get laid tonight....and I don't mean the jockey

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Glad you did. The announcer didn't.

Yeah, me and my wife were both yelling "Look out for 8, he's coming inside on the rail!". Weird that the announcer didn't call that. He was focusing on the Nile horse.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Whoo, I won something at least. I bet that the winner would win by more than 2 lengths.

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

wrote:
 did they say he won the oaks too?

Yeah, Borel rode Rachel Alexandra yesterday in that ass whoopin'.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Glad you did. The announcer didn't.

BURN

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

He was asking the horse to do something? Should we tell him that horses can't talk?

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

wrote:
 did they say he won the oaks too?

He did. Didn't the horse that won the Oaks win by like 27 lengths? A philly. I heard it was crazy.

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

BluDevil wrote:
What a race! I saw 8 coming down inside the rail and he blew em away down the stretch!

Glad you did. The announcer didn't.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
The guy in the read jacket should give the jockey who wins a tooth brush or mouth was to get that mud taste out of his mouth

$2.2 million mud tastes pretty good, i think.

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Where the hell is Fresian Fire?

Where the hell are *all* the horses that were supposed to win?

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Dude, don't ever try to talk when you are crying. Just keep quiet.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

The guy in the read jacket should give the jockey who wins a tooth brush or mouth was to get that mud taste out of his mouth

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

(Edited by 100%InjuryRate)

Mine that bird. Mine that paid well.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

What a race! I saw 8 coming down inside the rail and he blew em away down the stretch!

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

That was an ass kicking.

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Way to miss the winner dominate, Durkin.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Where the hell is Fresian Fire?

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Do you think the guy that does the horse announcing talks like this during is every day life.

(Alarm goes off) Annnd I'm up, I am heading to the shower but first I am going to take a pee, I turn on the water then get in. I get in but the water is too hot.

You see where this is going.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Mr. Hot Stuff is flaccid.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Go, uh, whoever!

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Whew, the Brit isn't calling the race. His voice was creeping me out earlier.

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Heh, Flying Private.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Wet fast? Sounds hot when that chick says it.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

(Edited by 100%InjuryRate)

Dunkirk surrenders!

/bad joke

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Because the real experts of this sport are at an OTB winning money.

They're also drunk on cheap beer and have smoked 2 packs of cigs today.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Regal Ransom in the Royal Purple.... hmmm....

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

I hate it when they try to make a horse like an athlete that is about to compete in an NBA/NFL/NCAA game.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Oh man....... here they come!

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
That horse wouldn't make it out of the gate. Then he would blame the jockey.
(Edited by Eric_)

This thread is over. Give that man the $10,000.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

BluDevil wrote:
At least these commentators aren't very annoying. Seems like most of the "experts" don't come off as typical "expert" jerks in other sports.

Because the real experts of this sport are at an OTB winning money.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

I hope I win some of my derby bets so I'll have something to bet on the Hatton/Pac Man fight tonight.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
She's also like 2-feet taller than him.

...he is.

/grammar Nazi

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Kent Desormeaux wife is hot. I recall that from last year.

She's also like 2-feet taller than him.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

HOLD ME BACK!

Worst. Name. Ever.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Kent Desormeaux wife is hot. I recall that from last year.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

At least these commentators aren't very annoying. Seems like most of the "experts" don't come off as typical "expert" jerks in other sports.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Just hope no Barbaro or Eight Bells scenarios this year.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
That horse wouldn't make it out of the gate. Then he would blame the jockey.

+1000000000000000000000

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

BluDevil wrote:
Flying Private, Drink!

My private is flying, iyouknowwhatimean

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
If T-Mac had a horse in this, i'd say no question.

That horse wouldn't make it out of the gate. Then he would blame the jockey.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
I'm going to bet it is that horse that Rashard Lewis owns.

If T-Mac had a horse in this, i'd say no question.

5/2/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Flying Private, Drink!

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Atomic Rain. DRINK! Well, that's more for after the junk. ifyaknowwhatimean

Hi-O!!!!

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

(Edited by Jubanator14)

If I ever was rich enough to get a horse in the Derby, I would name it SoFaking.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Drinking game for the post parade:

Drink every time a horse comes up with a name that you could conceivably name your junk.

Atomic Rain. DRINK! Well, that's more for after the junk. ifyaknowwhatimean

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Hold me back. Just sounds like a horse that would pull up lame.

I'm going to bet it is that horse that Rashard Lewis owns.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Drinking game for the post parade:

Drink every time a horse comes up with a name that you could conceivably name your junk.

Chocolate Candy. DRINK!

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Dubai? Booooooo

/xenophobia

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
How is Lachey not homeless? Seriously.

Alimony from Jessica Simpson?

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
How is Lachey not homeless? Seriously.

Who says him and Hammer aren't begging for money?

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Drinking game for the post parade:

Drink every time a horse comes up with a name that you could conceivably name your junk.

Mr. Hot Stuff. DRINK!

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Can we bet on which horse it would be?

Hold me back. Just sounds like a horse that would pull up lame.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Mr. Hot Stuff is the best name from the field to give you junk.

Hey ladies, you want to meet Mr. Hot Stuff?

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Was the MC Hammer next to Nick Lachey?

How is Lachey not homeless? Seriously.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
So, this will definitely get a PQ. What are the odds of another Eight Belles this year? I say 15/1.

Can we bet on which horse it would be?

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Was the MC Hammer next to Nick Lachey?

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Nick Lachey? Man, has he done anything in the last 10 years? What's his job?

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Back Home in Indiana > My Old Kentucky Home

/nobody cares but me

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
Those trophies kind of suck.

Yeah, I agree. Those women aren't real hot.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Tis summer, the people are gay

Heh heh

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Those trophies kind of suck.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Anyone else find it hilarious that the little guys need help to get on the horses?

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

So, this will definitely get a PQ. What are the odds of another Eight Belles this year? I say 15/1.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Wow that was so dramatic....

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

fred77008 wrote:
If NASCAR is a sport, so is horse racing. IMO.

If NASCAR golf is a sport, so is horse racing. IMO.

/Fixed

5/2/09   |   fred77008   |   17 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Hell yes it does. That also makes cockfighting a sport, which I totally approve of.

/Sense pq coming

TMI.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

100%InjuryRate wrote:
Hell yes it does. That also makes cockfighting a sport, which I totally approve of.

/Sense pq coming

Well if you lived in Oklahoma like I do, you would be loved by some. We were the last state to make that illegal and there was a strong opposition to making it illegal.

5/2/09   |   fred77008   |   17 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
I know this could get pq'd out but is horse racing really a sport? Does the fact we bet on it make it a sport?

If NASCAR is a sport, so is horse racing. IMO.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
I know this could get pq'd out but is horse racing really a sport? Does the fact we bet on it make it a sport?

Hell yes it does. That also makes cockfighting a sport, which I totally approve of.

/Sense pq coming

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Didn't we torture that guy? Sheik-Muhammad?

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
I know this could get pq'd out but is horse racing really a sport? Does the fact we bet on it make it a sport?

Works for me.

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I wish I were there right now, even if just to laugh at the people in the infield wearing nice clothes that are now ruined.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

I know this could get pq'd out but is horse racing really a sport? Does the fact we bet on it make it a sport?

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Haha, I don't think I've ever heard someone say about someone about to compete in their event that they have "The look of an Eagle"

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

All hail mighty midgets!

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

Jockey's have such funny voices.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Jubanator14 wrote:
What was last years comment total?

Not sure, but we better beat it...........by 100 comments.

5/2/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Drinking game for the post parade:

Drink every time a horse comes up with a name that you could conceivably name your junk.

Guess you'll be pounding about 15 beers.

5/2/09   |   Jubanator14   |   367 respect

What was last years comment total?

5/2/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

(Edited by Eric_)

Drinking game for the post parade:

Drink every time a horse comes up with a name that you could conceivably name your junk.