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Kentucky Derby Open Thread–UPDATE: Orb Wins!

The 139th running of the Kentucky Derby is nigh (neigh?) upon us. For those who don’t know, NBC is covering the event, and it starts at 6:30pm this evening.

You can find the official site here, and NBC’s got an official feed up on their website. Here is some info on the Derby favorites Orb and Verrazano, and Bleacher Report and SB Nation have betting guides up, for m extra information.

Personally, I want to see Normandy Invasion win, because he’s got an awesome name, if nothing else. Also, the horse’s handlers have invited four veterans of the original Normandy Invasion to see him run.

And, as the Britcom fan that I am, I think it is necessary for me to share this Father Ted clip:

So, what say you guys? This is, as the title says, an open thread.

(Also, some of these links were shamelessly stolen from Ace of Spades HQ).

UPDATE: And the results are in! Orb has won the Derby!

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