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blog > She picked the winner

May 9th, 2006

My wife researched betting on horses when she found out I was going to “the Derby” (as we call it), and … she picked the winner. I was the guy standing in the center of the infield, holding his betting tickets in his hand screaming, “Go, Go GO!” as Barbaro pulled from the fourth position around the outside and into first (and then a crushing 6.5 lengths ahead of the second place finisher).

My friend was the guy in the chicken hat1, and my other friend was the guy with all the bandages on (he injured himself the first night we were in Louisville and had to visit the ER), and my other friend is the one in back. My other friends were the other fourteen of us in the batchelor party “team shirts” made for us by my other friend who you can barely see on the left side of the picture.

1 That’s the batchelor …


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