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Big Brown just didn't have it today. Dersormeaux said at the top of the final stretch he could tell BB didn't have his usual "second gear", so he pulled him up. 9th place finish out of 9. Too bad - I was psyched up to see some history made today. :(

Da' Tara "wired the field" (led the entire race and won).
In honor of the post position he started from, how 'bout a little Buk poem :

No. 6

I'll settle for the 6 horse
on a rainy afternoon
a paper cup of coffee
in my hand
a little way to go,
the wind twirling out
small wrens from
the upper grandstand roof,
the jocks coming out
for a middle race
and the easy rain making
at once
almost alike,
the horses at peace with
each other
before the drunken war
and I am under the grandstand
feeling for
settling for coffee,
then the horses walk by
taking their little men
it is funeral and graceful
and glad
like the opening
of flowers.
What's so god-damned lovely about Buk's racetrack poems is the peace with with he delivers them. He may still bury an elbow or two into a soft gut of a hanger-on, but the silence and satisfaction with which he spills it out is just plain beautiful. Just beautiful.
In another thread about something else, ROC was proud when he wrote, "I am an expert". Well truly we have many experts here and I can see that.

As they say in Mississippi "We thank all y'all.

Great poem the first couple of times I read it, now, made even better.
Affirmed was the last triple crown winner.
this is wierd.
and in seventy seven, triple crown winner, was
didnt bukowski talk about seatle slew.
HORSE a UFO to a ga. boy

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