is the grass any bluer...

is the grass any bluer...
on the other side?

Friday, May 3, 2013

Derby: Gary Stevens To Ride Oxbow in Post Position 2

In the Kentucky Derby's number two post position, OXBOW will be in contention even as a 30 to 1 long-shot in tomorrow's Kentucky Derby.  

Why? The bay colt will be ridden by none other than Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, 
who returns to the Run for
the Roses, coming out of a brief retirement from racing.  At age 50, he still has what it takes to get the horse to follow his command. 

OXBOW is owned by Calumet Farm, and trained by D. Wayne Lukas.  

WHY I LIKE THIS HORSE:  With the Stevens aboard, being handled by the esteemed trainer Lukas and the legendary Calumet Farm, OXBOW can pull an upset at a high price.  Also, he has been reporting the very best workout times at Churchill among Oaks and Derby contenders.  Sooo, here's yet another longshot I like! 
This will be the first year in six that I have not attended the Kentucky Derby, however I love the party that Keeneland throws, and I'm going to check it out early, throw some bets down, and then head back home to watch the coverage that WLEX - Channel 18 here in Lexington presents the undercard races.  The mint juleps will be a flowing at my house tomorrow afternoon!

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