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What a great horse race today. I think I need to add going to something like that to my Bucket List.
 

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A couple more strides and the Kentucky Derby winner "Mine That Bird" would have won the Preakness too. A bit of bad luck as he got trapped for a moment before making his run, but what a horse! He sailed past most of the field again and was so close to taking the second leg. The filly that won was lovely, but I was kind of rooting for Mine That Bird.
 

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I bet if the same jockey who rode him in the Derby had ridden him today instead of the filly, he would have won -both obviously very good horses.
 

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So exciting!!

I was at the Derby and it was incredible :) One year I want to do all three. That will have to wait until I don't have final exams in May though.

I wish Rachel Alexandra had been in the Derby, I bet she would've won there too. I was happy to see a filly win it!
 

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A couple more strides and the Kentucky Derby winner "Mine That Bird" would have won the Preakness too. A bit of bad luck as he got trapped for a moment before making his run, but what a horse! He sailed past most of the field again and was so close to taking the second leg. The filly that won was lovely, but I was kind of rooting for Mine That Bird.
Cool beans - I was rooting for Mine That Bird, but he just had the wrong jockey, I guess.
 

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Mike Smith is a Hall of Fame jockey.

If the race was a mile and a quarter like the Derby, MTB would have won.
 

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It was so nice to see a filly take it. =) I think I heard it had been something like 76 years since a filly has won the Preakness.
 

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It was so nice to see a filly take it. =) I think I heard it had been something like 76 years since a filly has won the Preakness.
You are close, it has been 85 years since a filly has won the Preakness. The last time a filly won the Preakness was 1924.
 

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From what I understand, the filly, Rachel, had the worst pole position, not sure what position MTB had. It'd be interesting to see them head to head without so much disparity in starting position and also without the obvious impediment of the other traffic.

 

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From what I understand, the filly, Rachel, had the worst pole position, not sure what position MTB had. It'd be interesting to see them head to head without so much disparity in starting position and also without the obvious impediment of the other traffic.
Sea Biscuit and War Admiral style :) I like that.

I was especially interested that Borel said she didn't like the track, that she was struggling in it. That made me think if they were back in Kentucky on Derby Day, she would've won that too (she really ran away with the Oaks, what did she win by - 18 lengths?).

I'm excited for the Belmont! I think we're going to pack a picnic and go up for the day.
 

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why didn't she run the kentucky derby? she might have been the first triple crown winner in a long time? did you see MTB come up from behind. that was incredible. i was with a friend of mine when we watched it and were joking with our husband's that a girl beat all those boys. go girl
 
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