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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

"Making Bets on Kentucky Derby Day"

Ladies in Hats - Horses on the Track
First Saturday in May is Kentucky Derby Day.  (Granted, in 2020, due to Covid, it wasn't  run until September.)  Today will mark the 148th running of what is dubbed "the greatest two minutes in sports."  That may be particularly true later today as rainy conditions in the area will make for a sloppy hence wide open track for the 20 horses running.  Post time is set for 6:57 and yes we will have it on T-V at Buzzy's Country Store.  May even gin up a just-for-fun pool to keep things interesting.

As for Derby predictions, I like to go with the horse that won the Arkansas Derby held in April of each year at Oaklawn Track in Hot Springs.  This year's event was won by a horse named Cyberknife leading to several headlines as to how he cut through and sliced down his opposition during that race.  Expect more such puns today.  (Note - if you are like me and wondering where the horse's name came from, here is a good article talking about its connection to an innovative cancer treatment (click here.)  

On the down side of horse racing things, as I pulsed thru the Comments' following some of the articles on today's event, I found several comments from folks along these lines.  Talk about cutting:




Music-wise, from 1993, even back then Bryan knew how things go:

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