The Horses Tell the Story of the Kentucky Derby

  This Saturday is the last leg of the Triple Crown - the Belmont Stakes. Both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness were very strange this year. (I still haven't seen who won the Preakness because I always get fixated on watching Bodexpress tear around the track without his jockey.) To make sense of what happens on the track, here's an excerpt from New Yorker interview where the horses describe the Kentucky Derby. Maximum Security: At first, I wasn’t sure where we were going. I remember being in a small, like, shed, with gates. But the gates were locked. I remember a very loud bell and the gates opened really fast and everyone was running. So I ran. I assumed it was a fire alarm. Also, there was a small man clinging to my back. I don’t know why. Country House: When the bell rang, I wet myself. It was so loud. The gates flew open and I screamed. Everyone was running like mad. On my back was a tiny man dressed like a bumblebee. He had a stick and he was hitting my ass. Which was weird. War of Will: There was a party. It was crowded. It was very hard to meet anyone, since we were all in little rooms and then we were running, like, crazy fast. I don’t know why we were running or whose idea it was to run, especially so fast. I also didn’t know where we were going. Also, my name is Greg, not War of Will. I don’t know wha

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