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What's not to like?

Updated: May 5, 2009, 4:09 PM ET
By Jay Cronley | Special to ESPN.com

After the 135th Derby, here's a question to go unanswered: What's not to like about horse racing just now?

Jockey Calvin Borel and the bluebloods, with Borel almost using the rail like an Olympic balance beam; the favorite nowhere in sight; a horse from New Mexico and the bluebloods; no mishaps; about the lowest best Beyer number in the race won; it was like a public-service announcement for horse racing.

The greatest thing about this Derby is about the same thing as most Derbies: ...

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