Run for the Roses

Racing fans and degenerate gamblers alike were busy on the web during the week of the 132nd annual “Run for the Roses” at Churchill Downs. had over half a million visits from people who were learned about the horses in the field, the history of the race, and the recipe for those ultra-decadent $1000 mint juleps served in gold plated cups (all 50 were sold well before noon).

Those of us who are less familiar with the aroma of Moroccan mint and more familiar with the smells of the OTB (266,000 of us) were checking out, the Daily Racing Form’s website. I had our money on Sinister Minister, who faded quickly as did this month’s mortgage payment.