On the bumpy road to the Derby
With six weeks remaining until the Florida and Louisiana Derbies, seven until the Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial, eight until the Arkansas Derby and 11 until the Kentucky Derby, aren't there more roadside questions than attractions on this bumpy but celebrated journey to the Triple Crown? And as highways go, doesn't this paved-with-surprises road have more frightening turns, disturbing dips and perplexing questions than Colorado's Independence Pass?But since there are so many, where do the questions begin? Well, isn't Union Rags the biggest question? Isn't he a Tyrannosaurus Rex of an inquiry, a question mark that could be viewed from outer space and a brainteaser that would have intrigued even J. Edgar Hoover, who, by the way, liked to play the ponies?
What can be inferred from Javier Castellano's decision to give up the mount on Union Rags and instead ride Algorithms in the Fountain of Youth?
Have you noticed that Kentucky Derby winners often have noble names?
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