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I'm back! With post-Derby depression

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#1 ErinB


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    Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:29 PM

    Wow! I have like 5000+ new posts to catch up on! You gals had a busy weekend.

    I'm in the crash and burn phase. Being a caterer, Derby is my second busiest season of the year. In the last 96 hours, I worked 81. I'm a little delirious!

    This is always such an exciting time of year. There's about 3 weeks of festivites leading up to the actual race. When it's over, teh whole city is kind of in a coma, stumbling around trying to re-group and make plans for the next year.

    It would have been so much better had the race not had such a tragic end. The place horse (2nd) fell and broke both front ankles and had to be put down on the track after she crossed the finish line. I cried when I heard it on the radio (I wasn't at a TV to watch). We've had a lot of high-profile losses in the last few years with Barbaro, Breeders Cup, and now this.

    Here's some info if you want to check it out:
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    #2 lucy106

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      Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:32 PM

      Welcome back! Glad you can finally relax! It totally broke my heart to hear how that philly ran to the finish line with two broken legs and finished with her heart! She kicked some boy butt! The majesty of racing horses is incredible!

      #3 monicabrandon2008

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        Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:38 PM

        I heard that story on the news this morning. That is so sad = ( I wanted to cry this morning when they covered that story.

        Welcome back and I hope you get some rest!

        #4 Sarah


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          Posted 05 May 2008 - 12:53 PM

          Holy crap Erin. You were there? I cried when I heard about Eight Belles- I was sleeping when then derby took place.

          You are a crazy working girl! I hope you get some rest this week :)

          #5 Jackie

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            Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:07 PM

            The poor thing, It was so sad to see her lying there on the track. I wish she had come in first, it would have been so nice to see her at least take first place before she passed away.
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            #6 Christine

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            Posted 05 May 2008 - 01:20 PM

            I am sorry it was such a tragic end, there have been some really high profile situations lately, I was watching the race when Barbaro fell, so incredibly sad. I am so sad for the philly, she was making history by just being in the race and did girl horses proud I think!
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            #7 nikkianddean

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              Posted 05 May 2008 - 04:15 PM

              I was so sad to hear about that horse...it was so sad. The derby sounds like a lot of fun. Did you take pics??

              I have always wanted to go!!!

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              #8 jajajaja

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                Posted 05 May 2008 - 04:20 PM

                Oh I was in a bubble- I hadn't heard of this til now. that breaks my heart! They had to kill her? Didn't seabiscuit have something wrong with him and they didn't kill him after all? That's terribly depressing.

                I'm so glad you made it through the work week though. That's a ton of hours girl. Shouldn't you still be sleeping?
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