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Funny cide was the winner of the 129th running of the Kentucky Derby. Barclay Tagg was the winning trainer, Jose Santos the winning Jockey. At 12-1 I felt the odds were kind of low but what the hell. it wasn't that many years ago maybe 1986 when Jose santos was the Edgar Prado of the day. He was the hot jock who was getting all the good mounts. I had a feeling after Jose santos won the Breeders Cup Classic that this was is year . and I did like Funny Cide if for 3 other reasons his Breeding, his high beyer and the fact that Empire Maker only beat him by half a length in the Wood Memorial. In the Preakness there really was no competetion for Funny Cide, Peace rules didn't seem like he wants to too long and there was nothing else in the race. so I put Neil Howard's horse in the exacta( Midway Road) and we hit a nice $120 exacta. We had it twice. It sure looked like Funny Cide would have a tough time in the Belmont with a fresh Empire Maker. There is more info about the derby winner at places like yahoo, google, msn, looksmart, nbci, ask,aol,inktomi etc.

How about the Arlington Million, had only one selection for that Saturday. It was Paolini who ran second. He was a close 6th last year and the derby winner liked how the horse took the same route as he did last year. After the crazy finish we were happy to have the exacta of course if the winner Storming Home wasn't disqualified we would have had the triple. The racing form listed him at 12-1
We have won some money so far taking the derbywinners selections and betting them. You know their first pick was a 20-1 shot at delmar that won. So we are off to a good start betting the derbywinners Xmas Club selections and now we are looking forward to the Breeders Cup.