From the Horse’s Mouth

That media frenzy surrounding the Kentucky Derby has begun. And you heard it here first. I have the big scoop here on Notes From Neal. Right from the horses’ mouth, as they say.

Live interviews with the actual competitors of the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby. Just remember, folks, you heard it here first.

I first met with Street Sense, winner of the 2006 Breeders Cup Juvenile and more recently, the Tampa Bay Derby. He was a bit breathless after his workout and was in a hurry to get back to the barn, so he only had a moment, but here’s what he had to say:

Q. “So Street Sense, were you tired after your second place finish in The Bluegrass?”
A. “Neigh, Neigh”

Q. “The last quarter was a tad fast. Is that why you lost.”
A. “Neigh, Neigh”

Q. “Is there anyone who can beat you in the Derby, Street Sense?”
A. “Neigh, Neigh”

Soon after, Curlin came running by, also breathing heavily after a run over the Churchill Downs dirt. He did pause from his busy pre-Derby routine for few quick questions.

 Q. “Mr. Curlin, are you tired after your workout this morning?
A. “Neigh, Neigh”

Q. “Mr. Curlin, the knock on you is that you haven’t beaten anyone yet.  What do you say about that comment?
A. “Pffffffffttt, pfffftttt”

Q.  “We talked to Street Sense earlier and he says he can beat you.  Can he?
A. “Neigh, Neigh”

Be sure to check back here tomorrow when we talk to Great Hunter, one of my top choices to win the Derby.  I promise to have another incisive interview right from the Horse’s Mouth.

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