A little time out from film here, to comment on the Kentucky Derby. My daughter is there, the Queen of England is there, I have money on the race, what could be better?!?!!? I have a nostalgia for horse racing for several reasons. College pals and I enjoyed the infield at the Preakness in 1977, I attended Royal Ascot (yeah that's England folks, and the Queen was there that day too) in 1999 and I saw Cigar run at Suffolk Downs in 2000. Not a huge equestrian history, but I get a kick out of elite horse races, and the races are described as (and I agree) the most exciting two minutes in sports. The excitement is often fueled by money. I won a Derby purse years ago. A $42 win had me all about horse racing. I lost the next year, and declared I was out on betting. A call from my daughter, at the track today, had me back in the game. I had my money on Nobiz Like Showbiz, but Street Sense kicked my ass!! My horse finished 10th. Great race .... on to the Preakness!
If you are looking for a film reference here, I highly recommend Seabiscuit, both the film and the book. The film is good, the book has so many amazing stories, and breathtaking reenactments of the races.