Derby Day

Today is the first Saturday in May. That means it is serious horse racing season. Races have been going on for the past few weeks, but with the Kentucky Derby this afternoon, things are really getting going.

After thousands of years, humanity is still searching for entertainment, for sport, and for competition. The ancient Olympics, the Coliseum in Rome, and even medieval tournaments haven’t changed much. At the end of the day, there are a bunch of guys sitting on a horse going around in a circle. And it’s so exciting.

Unfortunately today, I won’t be at the races. Elon’s DC Alumni Chapter is going to Gold Cup out near Warrenton, and I never got it together to buy a ticket. And someday soon I’ll be making a guest appearance at the Derby, just once. But there will be races all summer in Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and good ole Virginia, so hopefully I can show up to one and get a good use out of my nice big derby hat.


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