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Dinners Kentucky Derby 2022 Rundown

Dinners Kentucky Derby 2022 Rundown  5/6

The Historic Kentucky Derby is this weekend and let me tell you what, I am fired up. It’s the one day a year where everyone dresses up, gambles, and drinks. Now before my family gets mad at me for the introduction to this blog let me just spit some history at you, betting on horse racing is just as historic as the sport of horse racing itself. So technically speaking there is absolutely nothing wrong with gambling on horses, I am simply participating in history. Now that we got that out of the way I do want to say that I am extremely uneducated when it comes to horses & horse racing, so if you decide to gamble along with me you are doing it at your own risk.

I have chosen 1 horse and 1 horse only for this year’s Kentucky derby. Again I am extremely uneducated in horses. But lemme tell you that this horse is a winner. The horse I have chosen to throw money on is Messier. For multiple reasons. First I can only imagine he is named after New York Rangers legend Mark Messier so he definitely caught my eye the quickest. Secondly I decided to do some research on the horse & the horse trainer and accidentally went on a 2 and a half hour rabbit hole. Messier is trained by Tim Yakteen. Now you might be thinking to yourself “who is Tim Yakteen”. Believe me, I was thinking the same thing. Tim Yakteen worked two different stints earlier in his career at the Kentucky Derby as an apprentice under Bob Baffert. Now this is where things get interesting.

To my knowledge Bob Baffert is like the Lebron James of horse training and his horses back it up. Dude trained 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify. Baffert’s horses have won a record six Kentucky Derbies, seven Preakness Stakes, three Belmont Stakes, and three Kentucky Oaks. So Our guy Tim was learning from the best I guess. Now I continued down the rabbit hole of this Baffert guy and learned that Baffert is currently serving a 90 day suspension for juicing up his horses with PEDs. So the king himself isn’t even gonna be at the derby this year.

Messier is already a winner. Back in December he placed second in the “Los Alamitos Futurity” race, then in February Messier placed first in the “Robert B. Lewis Stakes”, & then finally in April placed second in the “RUNHAPPY Santa Anita Derby”. Now I know those two second place finishes means he didn’t win, but I do know that there is clearly a pattern and that would mean his next race aka the derby means he is going to get that first place finish. It’s plain & Simple. But if you don’t wanna take my word for it, I would advise betting on any horse that Baffert sneaks out of the stall at midnight with a medical bag in hand.


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