Mo’s your old man: Nyquist will win 2016 Kentucky Derby.

Uncle Mo conformation

Proud Papa:  Uncle Mo will watch his son win the Derby Saturday, May 7, 2016.

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As we all, very young, leaned at seminary:

 Finis Origine Pendet:

 The end depends upon the beginning.

Nyquist- what a handsome boy!:

Fleet, dutiful son:

Nyquist will make Papa proud.

NYQUIST (USA) b. C, 2013 {6-f} DP = 1-2-1-0-0 (4) DI = 7.00   CD = 1.00 – 7 Starts, 7 Wins, 0 Places, 0 Shows Career Earnings: $2,322,600
      Owner: Reddam Racing LLC
Breeder: Summerhill Farm
State Bred: KY
Winnings: 7 Starts: 7 – 0 – 0, $2,322,600

At 2:
Won Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1,Kee,8½f), Del Mar Futurity (G1,Dmr,7f), FrontRunner S. (G1,SA,8½f), Best Pal S. (G2,Dmr,6½f)At 3:
Won Florida Derby (G1,GP,9f), San Vicente S. (G2,SA,7f)

Foaled March 10, 2013.
KeeNov13: $180K; KeeSep14: $230K; FTFMar15: $400K
Won debut June 5, 2015, 5f MSW at Santa Anita.
Eclipse Champion Two Year Old Male, 2015.

Updated 2Apr16

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UNCLE MO (USA)
b. 2008
INDIAN CHARLIE (USA)
b. 1995
IN EXCESS (IRE)
br. 1987
SIBERIAN EXPRESS (USA)
gr. 1981
CARO (IRE) gr. 1967 [IC]
INDIAN CALL (USA) dkb/br. 1966
KANTADO (IRE)
b. 1976
SAULINGO (GB) br. 1970
VI (GB) ch. 1960
SOVIET SOJOURN (USA)
b. 1989
LEO CASTELLI (USA)
b. 1984
SOVEREIGN DANCER (USA) b. 1975
SUSPICIOUS NATIVE (USA) ch. 1972
POLITICAL PARFAIT (USA)
dkb/br. 1984
DIPLOMAT WAY (USA) b. 1964
PEACH BUTTER (USA) b. 1977
PLAYA MAYA (USA)
dkb/br. 2000
ARCH (USA)
dkb/br. 1995
KRIS S (USA)
blk/br. 1977
ROBERTO (USA) b. 1969 [C]
SHARP QUEEN (USA) b. 1965
AURORA (USA)
b. 1988
DANZIG (USA) b. 1977 [IC]
ALTHEA (USA) ch. 1981
DIXIE SLIPPERS (USA)
dkb/br. 1995
DIXIELAND BAND (USA)
b. 1980
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)   b. 1961 [BC]
MISSISSIPPI MUD (USA) b. 1973
CYANE’S SLIPPERS (USA)
dkb/br. 1983
CYANE (USA) b. 1959
HOT SLIPPERS (USA) b. 1974
SEEKING GABRIELLE (USA)
ch. 2007
FORESTRY (USA)
b. 1996
STORM CAT (USA)
br. 1983
STORM BIRD (CAN)
b. 1978
NORTHERN DANCER (CAN)   b. 1961 [BC]
SOUTH OCEAN (CAN) b. 1967 *
TERLINGUA (USA)*
ch. 1976
SECRETARIAT (USA) ch. 1970 [IC]
CRIMSON SAINT (USA) ch. 1969 *
SHARED INTEREST (USA)
b. 1988
PLEASANT COLONY (USA)
br. 1978 [I]
HIS MAJESTY (USA) b. 1968 [C]
SUN COLONY (USA) b. 1968
SURGERY (USA)
b. 1976
DR. FAGER (USA) b. 1964 [I]
BOLD SEQUENCE (USA) br. 1961
SEEKING REGINA (USA)
ch. 1992
SEEKING THE GOLD (USA)
br. 1985
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
CON GAME (USA)*
dkb/br. 1974
BUCKPASSER (USA) b. 1963 [C]
BROADWAY (USA) b. 1959 *
FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR (USA)
ch. 1985
COXS RIDGE (USA)
b. 1974
BEST TURN (USA) br. 1966 [C]
OUR MARTHA (USA) ch. 1961
MATRICULATION (USA)
ch. 1972
ARTS AND LETTERS (USA) ch. 1966
HOW I WONDER (USA) ch. 1962

September 26 2015: Nyquist with Mario Gutierrez up wins the Frontrunner Stakes at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. Alex Evers/ESW/CSM

Del Mar Futurity winner Nyquist keeps the undefeated streak alive at @santaanitapark Opening Day.:

“Well when you’re sitting back in your rose pink Cadillac 


Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day
 
 
Ah, I’ll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon

And another girl to take my pain away.”
 
~~
 
The Rolling Stones:  Dead Flowers from the 1971 album Sticky Fingers.
 
 
~~
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k64CrBxCAtI

Kentucky Derby Party Ideas

So very, so terribly very, soon after the Roses of the Derby Day have withered and are, but dead flowers, the name of the Derby winner will yet be assured of racing immortality.

 
 
Man has opinions, horses have facts.
 
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Back home in England, from whence the Derby comes, from whence, we all come, we have an expression that, if not categorically factual, at a minimum is a good bar to go by:
We say that:
 
~~
 

Blood will out.

I will leave to the number men their furious arithmetic calculations and simply say that The Derby is not about numbers on a page but rather about:

~~

BLOOD and BEAUTY.

And, so we go now, on to the boys of Saturday afternoon, 7th May, 2016 and their date with the ROSES…~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

nyquist_ashfordstud
 Baby Nyquist

A star is born:

 
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Horse play
 
 
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As all our Nanas told us:
 
 
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Blood will:
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OUT.
 
 ~
Be cautioned:
 
 
 
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Andrew Beyer can, and often has, proven, a very powerful impediment to a horse with rose-colored blinkers on.
 
 
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You know our Andrew, nice Jewish boy Andrew, who, by very odd legerdemain, inherited the, abruptly vanished, Gentlemanly Jewish boy, Gerald Strine’s, newspaper column in the Washington Post.
 
 
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Andrew is the quintessential Washington boy:
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 Hired and paid, rather well we understand, to do something, the particularities of which:
 
 
~~
 
 
Andrew knows nothing about at all.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Think of him as a contemporary politician.
 
 
 
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Andrew broke into racing;
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Can that possibly be the correct phrase to describe what happened?
~
 
 
 
 

By writing a book called “Picking winners,” which is, at a minimum, comedic, as:

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Our Andrew can neither write, nor pick winners.
 
~~
 
 
Again, the quintessential Washington man.
~~
As point of reference, our Andrew bet against Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and Spectacular Bid, to cover the high points of the 1970’s alone.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
To our best recollection, our Andrew has, never, ever, bet on a winning Derby horse that he has endorsed in his little newspaper column.
 
 

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EVER.
 
 
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In his little book, Andrew makes the classic, and sad mistake, of attempting to reduce our dazzling enterprise called racing to:
 
 
 
~~
 
 

An arithmetical exercise!!

 
 
 
~~
 
 
 

How dismal, Andrew!!

 
 
~~
 
 
Racing is about, beauty, power, blood lines and luck, and never about arithmetic.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Of course Andrew is a Washington man and of course, his little arithmetic equations are now adopted, you guessed it, wholesale, as Scripture, into the lexicon and newspapers of the racing business, in which horses are assigned this mind-numbing calculation:
 
 
~~
 
 
A Beyer Speed Figure!!
 
 
 
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A number that, by justice, ought to eliminate the highest Beyer number from any and all consideration.

 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
Selecting winning horses, as with many other enterprises, is a process of elimination:
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Hence:
 
 
 
~~
The Kentucky Derby is affirmation for one horse, brought on by the elimination of the other horses in the race.
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
That’s it:
 
 
~~
 
 
That’s all there is to it all.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 
 
As we know in the clubhouse far better here than do most, that, as government ought not be run as a business, as government is not and has never been intended to be a business but rather a necessary evil, arithmetic has no place in racing which is about:
 
 
 

~~

 
 
 
BEAUTY.
BEAUTY.
BEAUTY.
 
 
 
~~
 
 
Today we were to the doctor, lovely girl, Polish, and of course, Catholic, who grew up in Warsaw under the Communists, who said to us:
 
 
~~
 
 
 
“John Begg, everybody knows that Herrenfrau Clinton will win the Presidency in 2016.”
 
 
~~
 

We are old softies here, in our clubhouse, for pretty girls, so, we didn’t laugh, we simply said:

 
 
~~
 
 
“OH!!
 
 
~~
 
 
Doctor dearest, we’ve heard that tune, it was popular when you were a young girl in Poland in 2006 and 2007.
 
 
~~
 
The tune was released back then as:
 
 
 
~~
 
 
“The Inevitability of Hillary 2008.”
 
 
 
 
 
~~
 
 
 

The tune had a catchy toe tap to it, but the story line, somehow just didn’t work out.

 
 
 
~~
 
 
So sorry, love.”
 
 
 
~~

Politics is most appropriately about having startlingly good ideas and about making direct appeals to:

~

 
 
 
Raw emotion.
EMOTION.
EMOTION.
EMOTION. 
 
 
~~
 
 
Yes, we said:
 
 
~~
 
 
Appeals to raw:
EMOTION.
 
 
~~
 
 
 

Shortly, you, my dears will have our Andrew’s note about the Inevitability of his Derby.

~

 
As with our Andrew’s ham~handed attempts to reduce the beauty of our sparkling sport of racing to arithmetic, there are many in this, not pretty city, who would reduce politics to number counts and arithmetic as well, unaware that:
 
 
~~
POLITICS is about EMOTION, Andrew.  Horse racing is about BEAUTY.
 
I'll Have Another's jockey Mario Gutierrez, AKA Super Mario!:  

Nyquist’s Jockey Mario Gutierrez

 
 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

YOUNG JOHN DANIEL BEGG’S

 

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“MAGNIFICENT IMPOSSIBILITY”

 

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Penned  on 6th  May, 2016, Friday by  under Society

 
 
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That Magnificent Impossibility:

~~

Here, achieved!!

~~

My dears, when I was young, long, long, years now, I had but 2 ambitions:

~~

To be a great writer and an even better race rider.

~~

Few get to live their dreams.

~~

Most of us are relegated to watching, in grief and some sadness, as others realize our dreams for us.

~~

Before the savage combat, the Derby is led off, at parade to the post, by a song that, if it does not bring a tear to the eye, is evidence prima facie of one’s having no heart or emotion of any kind.

~~

Attend, please:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phHhTeD5mcA

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“My Old Kentucky Home” lyrics

~~

State Song of Kentucky – Contemporary lyrics (1986)
Originally by Stephen Foster
~~
 
 
 
The sun shines bright in My Old Kentucky Home,
‘Tis summer, the people are gay;

The corn-top’s ripe and the meadow’s in the bloom

 

While the birds make music all the day.

~~
 
The young folks roll on the little cabin floor,
All merry, all happy and bright;
By ‘n’ by hard times comes a knocking at the door,
Then My Old Kentucky Home, good night!
~~
 
 
Chorus
~~
 
 
Weep no more my lady
Oh!! weep no more today;
We will sing one song
For My Old Kentucky Home
For My Old Kentucky Home, far away.
 
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Blood on the turf~~blood on the saddle~~

~~

Be it running in tumult and sweet triumph:

~~

In fully extended motion.

~~

Or spilt and shattered in painful passion:

~~

Is royal, noble, pure, blue blood come Derby Day.

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The great John Steinbeck described the Kentucky Derby as “one of the most beautiful and violent and satisfying things” he had ever experienced.

The Kentucky Derby, run first Saturday of May at Churchill Downs beneath the Twin Spires, is:

~~

What the irrepressible horseman and social gadabout, John Daniel Begg, long ago christened:

~~

~~

“That Magnificent Impossibility.”

~~

The Kentucky Derby

~~

This year, That Magnificent Impossibility, looms May

7th 2016
~~

.

The Kentucky Derby is, beyond reasoned argument, the most enchanting of all social and sporting events in the American calendar.

~~

It is over in 2 minutes.

~~

The Derby  is colorful, dramatic, thrilling, awe-inspiring and absolutely impossible to suss out.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn_ZbX60Oa4

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The horses who compete in the Derby are babies.

~~

The race is limited to 3 year olds:

~~

But many are not even full that tender age.

~~

All thoroughbreds have their birthday on January 1st, so, conceivably, a horse could be one minute old in real life and yet a full year old the next minute.

~~

Conversely, one would like one’s horse born as early on New Year’s Day as possible.

~~

Just a minute past the champagne.

~~

Both outcomes are unlikely as the foaling cycle is in spring.

~~

But just when in Spring is important.

~~

One will have a “young three” or an “old three,” dependent upon one’s luck

.

 

~~The difference of a few months is terribly important as the horses running in Derby are well off of being fully mature.

~~

An age reached at full 4 years.

~~

And many are just coming into themselves:

~~

While others developed very young, already made their flash in the pan, and are already past their prime periods.

~~

They peaked too soon.

~~

By Derby Day they are what we call “jaded.”

~~

Over raced.

~~

OFF peak.

~~

Worn, wan, frayed and just plain tired.

 

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We all pray that it be God’s Will will that all who race and ride be spared the violent savagery that can, and does, attend this most beautiful of God’s Sports, even as many others have not been so spared in the going of :

~~
That happy, colorful event, that beautiful race:
~~
That Magnificent Impossibility.
 

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That thing which can’t be done, yet yearly, is, somehow, done.

 

~~

 

I will leave to the number men their furious, frantic, arithmetic calculations, scribbling additions and subtractions and arcane dialect and simply say that The Derby is not about numbers on a page but rather about:

~~

BLOOD AND BEAUTY

 

On 7th May, 2016, Saturday, that which simply cannot be done, will be done by:
NYQUIST

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      In sunshine and in shadow~~I hold tight to the Republican view of time and money~~I write night and day~~yet~~while impecunious~~I am vastly overpaid~~in that taking pay to do what I love is unfair~~to my employer~~in a fair system~~under such circumstances~~I should pay him~~not he me~~I am far, far too old a man to be sexually confused~~praise Jesus~~but I am yet young enough to be politically confused~~is anyone not~~in an absolute sense~~I am a Catholic Royalist~~in a practical sense~~I am a Classical Liberal~~a Gaullist~~a Bonapartist~~an American Nationalist  Republican~~in either sense~~my head is soon for the chopping block~~to hasten my interlude with Madame La Guillotine~~I write without fear~and without favor of~any man. 
      
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      Finis Origine Pendet…
       
       
      The escape commences…
       
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      September, 1957
       
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      Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic parochial school, called, by anyone of any background, simply: “Chan~al,” a place where, of an autumn day in 1957, school,  for me,  began and ended in the first convening of the first grade in which a tiny nun, one Sister Dom Bosco, appeared before me, just behind the window appearing at far left of this photograph, and piped out this: “I may be small, but so then, is the Atom Bomb.”
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      The declaration that:
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      The escape continues…
       
       
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      September, 1966
       
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      The Cathedral Latin School
       
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        Finis Origine Pendet
       
       
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      Κύριε ἐλέησον
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      Rejoice and Glad!!

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      Amen~~

       

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      The escape concludes…

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      The Catholic University Of America, Washington, District of Columbia.

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      The Mother of Mankind"
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2 thoughts on “Mo’s your old man: Nyquist will win 2016 Kentucky Derby.

  1. Your most beautiful and impassioned posting yet. It comes from the heart and the mind, and demonstrates an understanding that few, very, very few people have. Thank you so much.

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