Calvin Borel boldly predicted he’s going to win the Triple Crown after Super Saver sloshed to a 2½-length victory in the Kentucky Derby.
Ever-cautious trainer Todd Pletcher sure likes the rail-hugging rider’s confidence.
The Kentucky Derby’s television ratings are the highest in 17 years.
NBC says Saturday’s coverage of 50-1 long shot Mine That Bird’s win drew a 9.8 national rating and a 23 share. That’s up 11 percent from last year’s 8.8/21.
The biggest change at this year’s Kentucky Derby won’t be noticed by any fan or disrupt the routine of any horse. In fact, its only evidence will be sealed and stored in a padlocked refrigerator minutes after the race.
A celebration of Southern traditions will invade this northern territory on Saturday.
Jamestown College’s 23rd annual Dine and Bid opens at 5 p.m. for the social hour before dinner at 6. Tickets were $75 each and will benefit all student scholarships.
Sharon Cox, Art Voices
, April 16, 2009
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