Rain rain go away...all week it has rained. The land loves it, the flowers are in their glory, but the horses are tired of it...well, I will take that back. One horse wasn't tired of the rain today; he dominated the muddy mess and won the Kentucky Derby!
Mine That Bird! What a great story especially fitting for our economy. Mine That Bird only cost the owners (a couple of docs, I believe) $9,500! His odds were 50-1, the second highest in the Derby history. His run was spectacular in that he was way in back of the pack, his jockey found openings on the rail, the horse gave when asked, and together they passed all 18 horses for an awesome win! And, best of all, he seems injury free.
To celebrate Derby Day, I finally opened up my special pony pasta. I found it one of my favorite shops in Lexington, KY. The three unique shapes are a horse's head, a galloping horse and a horse shoe. So cute. Topped with some of the best Italian meat sauce that I have tasted (a local church fundraiser, recipe of the priest's great grandmother from Italy), this small but simple meal rated first place for Derby Day.