How to impress friends at bars while guzzling the finest well tequila:
It’s Cinco de Mayo, which people think is Mexican Independence and thus should be celebrated like the July 4th equivalent, just replace the hotdogs with the universal Mexican hotdog, the taco. However, when gentlemanly three margaritas deep at what ever party you end up at it is your duty to instruct those ignorant bastards that Mexico Independence Day is September 16th. This is why I had Corona at my wedding on September 18th, try and question it. Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of the battle of Pueblo when the outnumbered Mexican Army beat the shit out of France and turned the corner to eventual victory. That was in 1862 so this is officially the 155th running.
143rd running of the Kentucky Derby:
Once midnight hits it is time to switch from blanco to brown and put on all of your finery cuz its derby time. My main question here is why can’t people name their kids like they name race horses. Coolest kids at daycare would right now have names like Thunder Snow Smith and Mine that Bird Jenkins.
My first time at Churchill was Kentucky Derby 136 and it was rainy and and it was muddy and I realized 90% of the people there are not dressed up like on tv and are in the cheap seats, just getting wrecked in the infield. All the girls wearing hats end up covered in mud because the masses devolve into monkeys throwing poo (mud likely but maybe also poo).
I studied all that day to prepare and went with Ice Box (sibling to Mine that Bird actually and descended from Secretariat) to place, opening at +1000. Came from behind to place right behind Super Saver and I pulled down a cool $1100 for first derby cash. After a limo ride from Churchill and other time traveling activities drove home 12 hours later with $600.
Since then track record has been good and still playing with house money. I got Irish War Cry for the upset over Classic Empire for $700 at +650. If it hits my next kid is Irish War Cry Torgerson. Might box with Classic and McCracken but at this writing is TBD.
Positive Outlook for UA:
Good news from Under Armour this morning as they picked up a key sponsorship that will catapult sales. I’m predicting Baywatch to be top movie of the summer if not year so a pretty good snag. I like the cheeky “Make this Bay your Beach”. Outlook is $21/share opening day and $41/share after weekend sales numbers come in. Seriously though, I’ll take $22 by end of summer Under Armor!