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Saturday, May 07, 2005

Derby Day

In about an hour and a half, we'll be shouting and stomping, clenched fists flailing, in front of the television set for two minutes. It's Kentucky Derby Day. After a quick trip to the local off track betting parlor, we have bets on the following.

Marie: Giacomo $2 win; Going Wild $2 win, place and show
Ginny: Bandini $2 win
Allie: Closing Argument $2 place; Flower Alley $4 win and $2 place
John: Greeley's Galaxy $5 show (woo, big spender)

Never let it be said that the Carnes family didn't go for the long shots.

Update: My heart stopped for a brief moment when I heard Giacomo's name called as the winner. In what is being called one of the biggest upsets in Derby history, Giacomo came in first for $102 on a $2 bet and Closing Argument came in second for $70 on a $2 bet. This is not the first time I've picked a long shot that won. About ten years ago, I picked Thunder Gulch which paid $46 on a $2 bet.

Posted by Marie at May 7, 2005 3:35 PM