Resting up for my own run tomorrow, I'm sitting in living room, wrapping up my sermon slides for tomorrow, and watching everything go down at Churchill Downs. Kelly asked me what has gotten me so interested in horse racing. I think marrying a Lexington girl and inheriting a father-in-law who was somewhat interested in it got me started. A couple of trips to Churchill Downs got me into somewhat. I think at the end of the day, I'm enamored with the history of the sport as well as the fascination with fast horses.

Anyway, it's fun to watch. I'm surprised I don't go to Turfway and River Downs more often.

A couple of final thoughts: 1) I'm holding with Monba but if I was putting down money I'd look at Colonel John too. 2) It's now been 30 years since the last Triple Crown winner. Amazingly, in the 1970's, there were three in the span of six years. I'm beginning to wonder if I'll ever see one in my lifetime.