Kentucky Derby-whoa! Is that a donkey or a thoroughbred?
Saturday, May 5 at 4pm EST is the much anticipated 2017 Kentucky Derby and the whole Equine-world will be watching.
Boyfriend Homework – It is common knowledge, a horse and a good companion have grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. How does your current companion measure up?
Let’s say your paramour du jour has asked you to a Kentucky Derby party. How do you prepare for the event? Derby Party Success is based on THE Trifecta: hat, stats, quips.
First and foremost: Get a hat – the bigger, the better. Second, research the Derby and know the history, the stats, horses names – remember these two words, “Awesome Act.” Third, in preparation for the Kentucky Derby you should know, an inordinate amount of time leads up to the actual race. So, it’s hours of partying, horse talk, and betting in preparation for the fleeting and mercurial race.
Quickly come up to speed – learn a few quotes, quips, and insights about life and horses. Borrow from the Bard.
These Lucky Seven are a good start:
A Hibernian sage once wrote that there are three things a man never forgets: The girl of his early youth, a devoted teacher, and a great horse. ~C.J.J. Mullen
“A woman needs two animals – the horse of her dreams and a jackass to pay for it. ~MM
* You know horses are smarter than people. You never heard of a horse going broke betting on people. ~Will Rogers
* In buying a horse or taking a wife, shut your eyes tight and commend yourself to God. ~ Tuscan Proverb
* There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. ~ Sir Winston Churchill
* It is not enough for a man to know how to ride; he must know how to fall. ~ Mexican Proverb
Pin the Tail on the Donkey? A Southern belle, who virtually grew up at Kentucky Derby parties, and insists on anonymity, said she has seen more tiffs, spats, disputes between couples at the Derby – than any other sporting event. Blame it on the Mint Juleps? Hats that are too tight? The pressure to perform? She has never been able to pinpoint the actual reason -she merely said, thoroughbreds act like donkeys.