Saturday, May 07, 2016

I haven’t been interested in the Derby this year. Matter of fact, I haven’t a clue as to which horses are running.

So, watching the news this morning, my mind was jogged and I Googled the Derby line-up. I looked at the line-up and the post positions and the odds and selected three horses.

Having made my selections I thought I’d post them here –just for fun, you understand, and I opened this page in my Writer and then . . .

Well, I got to thinking I hadn’t really checked WHICH race I’d gotten the names from. I mean, maybe the Derby, maybe one of the other races, maybe, even a race from the distant past or maybe, even, the future.


So. I have the names of three horses, with post positions, and the odds.

1.     Exaggerator          8 – 1          Favorable pole stall.

2.    Nyquist                 3 – 1          Not a good pole stall

3.   Gun Runner       10 – 1          A not bad pole stall and who can resist that name

Before you condemn me for wagering no money what-so-ever on a horse race IIhave no interest in, remember I have been known to wager on football teams based on their uniform colors.

When Kansas had dog racing and quarter horse racing ( I live very near a quarter horse track ) I’d wager on them based on the same principle.

I don’t remember winning a great deal.


From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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