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May 4, 2012

Gone with the wind

Filed under: Happiness — bitchontheblog @ 14:41
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Between The Grand National in April, Kentucky’s Derby this weekend, Ascot in June and any number of hats to dwarf their wearers, what would you call your horse if you had one fast enough to enter a race?

Please don’t say “Lost cause”.




  1. That’s the Way it Goes!

    Comment by David(magpie) — May 4, 2012 @ 15:21 | Reply

    • “That’s the Way it Goes”.Yes, David, it sure is. Or is it? Which way?

      One of these days I would like to re-run the tortoise and the hare. I never particularly liked that tale. It offended my sense of fairness. There was the hare running its socks off, only to taste bitter disappointment at the moment of victory. In the next, my, telling of the story I hope the hare will have learnt its lesson and too have a friend of his installed at the end. That would call the tortoise’s bluff: TWO rabbits at the finishing line. How do you explain that?

      Here endeth Aesop’s modern take on trying to be too clever by half.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — May 5, 2012 @ 17:30 | Reply

  2. If I had the rare Filly, young and full of competitive spirit, I might go with “Fiddle Dee Dee!” to keep with your title theme.

    For a Colt, I think that maybe “Reckless Abandon.”

    Of course the likelihood of me ever owning a horse of that caliber, maybe, “Against All Odds.”

    Do you have a hat ready?

    Comment by Phil — May 4, 2012 @ 15:33 | Reply

    • Oh, I should mention that the Kentucky Derby is the first of a three race challenge known as the Triple Crown. The next race, the Preakness is held two weeks later in my back yard in Maryland, and the finale, two weeks after that, is the Belmont Stakes in New York. The first jewel, the Kentucky Derby is 1 and 1/4 miles in length, the Preakness is a sprint at 1 and 3/16 miles, and the Belmont Stakes is an endurance run at 1 and 1/2 miles. These varied lengths and the order in which they are run are what makes winning the Triple Crown so very difficult and coveted.

      Comment by Phil — May 4, 2012 @ 15:43 | Reply

      • Phil, thanks for the additional info. Being as thorough(bred) as I am I had done a little research as not to make an ‘ass’ of myself. I even know about the roses. Sounds all rather complicated to me. But then my brain’s wiring needs oiling. Presumably I do not need to point out what Kentucky is famed for here, or Maryland come to think of it..I have never set toot into a KFC, food snob that I am, but just had an idea. Will report back.

        How very inspired your naming is. If ever there were winners:

        If “Reckless Abandon” were running I’d put all the savings I haven’t got on it. I’d even sell my grandmother. And I’d sell my dear grandfather to put a wager on “Against All Odds”.

        With reckless abandon and all odds stacked neatly, yours,

        Comment by bitchontheblog — May 4, 2012 @ 16:31 | Reply

  3. I’d name my thoroughbred “Thanks for the Memories.” Self-explanatory on so many levels… šŸ˜‰

    Comment by Lorna's Voice — May 4, 2012 @ 17:08 | Reply

    • Yes, Lorna, that’s mellow – and deep. Forgive me for being facetious but there will come a time when we’ll call our respective horses “Past It” and “Can’t Remember”.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — May 5, 2012 @ 17:10 | Reply

      • By then, we’ll forget we had horses and they had names, so each day will be brand new–think of the fun we’ll have discovering new things each day! šŸ™‚

        Comment by Lorna's Voice — May 5, 2012 @ 17:55 | Reply

  4. Dead. You know the one that everyone flogs!

    Comment by rummuser — May 5, 2012 @ 15:38 | Reply

    • You might be onto a winner, Ramana: “Dead”? Flogging? That’s so terrible it’s good. I hope I am not laughing for any other reason.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — May 5, 2012 @ 17:16 | Reply

  5. Vampires Delight could be a winner U
    and if not then how about Ghoulies Rampage?
    Both sure winners of the Derby…

    It could have been worse there could have been
    two other horses entered called…

    Ben Doon and Phil McCavity

    Have a funtastic weekend U

    Androgoth XXx

    Comment by Androgoth — May 5, 2012 @ 21:21 | Reply

  6. Well, I suppose I’d have to combine my postal career with my optimism and name him – The Check’s In the Mail! I’d love to go to Ascot. Do you ever attend? I’ve been to Churchill Downs numerous times – I have family in Louisville, Kentucky – but never on the day of the Derby. They all think the best seat is in the house and judging by the crowds, I almost have to agree.

    Comment by writingfeemail — May 6, 2012 @ 00:16 | Reply

  7. I’d go with “Maybe Someday” always hoping today would be the day. T

    Comment by tricia linden — May 7, 2012 @ 20:23 | Reply

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