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Kentucky Derby Baffert horses get in final workouts
I was more worried about the lightning, he said. It was pretty hairy out there.
But after the weather subsided, Baffert sent both to the track and liked what he saw.
Oaks hopeful Ria Antonia worked four furlongs in 47.40 seconds, the fastest of 13 workouts at the distance Monday.
Working alongside barnmate Drill, Derby hopeful Hoppertunity covered four furlongs in 48 seconds. The 5-year-old Drill finished in 48.40 seconds.
Drill is always the aggressor and has a lot of horse, and (Hoppertunity) just went along there steady, Baffert said. (Jockey Martin Garcia) said he was having a hard time pulling him up there at the end. He looks good, and Im really happy the work got in.
Baffert said his other Derby hopeful, Chitu, was doing well after breezing six furlongs in 1:13.20 on Sunday. During that workout, Chitu lost a special-made shoe he was wearing on his right-front foot because of a fungus condition.
Baffert said Chitu will have a regular shoe on the foot for the Derby.
Its more of a cosmetic-looking thing on him, Baffert said. It was blown out of proportion. The foot is all patched up, so hes good.
Tapiture, the other Derby horse on Mondays tab, went out under the lights for a maintenance work that turned out anything but routine. The skies opened up as Tapiture readied, then breezed four furlongs in 0:50 with thunder crackling overhead.
Most all Derby works are in the books now other than a scheduled breeze for trainer Mike Maker's General a Rod on Tuesday morning. Wicked Strong and Uncle Sigh may also put in short works before Saturday's race.
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Interesting Fun facts Regarding Kentucky Derby
Since 1875, Kentucky Derby has been held at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday of May. The event has also been referred as` The most interesting two minutes in sport’ as people spend and travel extravagantly just to watch there is legendary event hosted in Louisville, Kentucky. Winning horses only require about two minutes to have made records. The participating horses are supposed o be thoroughbreds and three years of age. The running distance is 1 ¼ miles and has been dubbed as the `run for roses’ since the wining horse is awarded with a bunch of roses.
The Louisville Jockey Club which is concerned with organizing the Kentucky Derby was found by Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr. He was the grandson to William Clark; the owner of Lewis and Clark expedition. The inspiration of constructing the Derby was inspired by the Epsom Derby in England. This is a competition that is held annually in the country since 1780.
The main drink served in Kentucky Derby is Mint Julep. The drink prepared with ingredients such as sugar syrup, mint and bourbon. The iced rink is served an attractive souvenir cups that have been printed with previous winning heroes in the past events.
The Kentucky Derby race is dubbed as the `Run for the Roses’ since the winner horse is traditionally awarded with a blanket of 554 red roses. It has been the dream of many jockeys to be awarded with the blanket of red roses.
The Kentucky Derby is constructed in a field measuring 147 acres. The field can hold above 165,000 people comfortably. The stadium is among the most popular sporting venues in the world. People from different backgrounds travel and spend lavishly just to watch the race live.
Since the beginning of the race, the fastest race that has ever been completed successfully was accomplished within 1 minute and 59 seconds. This race was completed by secretariat in 1973. The first race that was held in the same stadium was accomplished within 2 minutes and 27 seconds.
In the past, you had to go to the derby if you wanted it to watch the vent. This was not until 1952 when the first live broadcast of the event. After two years, the price amount of the event exceeded $100,000.
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The author Hunter S. Thompson and the illustrator Ralph Steadman in an article dated 1969 immortalized the field, `The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved.