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Valued Contributor
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running for the roses. it is derby time

Kentucky Derby today. 

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Re: running for the roses. it is derby time

Love watching the Kentucky Derby, but always pray none of the horses are hurt.

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Re: running for the roses. it is derby time

Big event in my house!!

Valued Contributor
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Re: running for the roses. it is derby time

on my bucket list
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Re: running for the roses. it is derby time

We never miss it. Go with friends local pub and watch. Great with a crowd. 🍺🍺 🐎 

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Re: running for the roses. it is derby time

Sorry, I just can't watch horse racing any more.

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Re: running for the roses. it is derby time


@Foxxee wrote:

Love watching the Kentucky Derby, but always pray none of the horses are hurt.


Yes, injured horses are often put down.

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Re: running for the roses. it is derby time

Post time is 6:38 pm ET, and the race starts at 6:50 pm ET.

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Re: running for the roses. it is derby time

Well, that was different. The first time a Derby winner got disqualified. Kind of interesting.

Fly!!! Eagles!!! Fly!!!
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Re: running for the roses. it is derby time


@ValuSkr wrote:

@Foxxee wrote:

Love watching the Kentucky Derby, but always pray none of the horses are hurt.


Yes, injured horses are often put down.


Horses can't get along on three legs.  No matter if it is racing or whatever, it is the kindest thing to do.  They stand most of the time, their digestive system doesn't work if they lay down, so any kind of break or other disabling  leg injury you really can't fix.