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Roswell Native Agrees Aliens Fixed Kentucky Derby

From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
Date: Mon, 9 May 2005 11:33:11 EDT
Fwd Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 08:40:02 -0400
Subject: Roswell Native Agrees Aliens Fixed Kentucky Derby

Klaatu Plays The Ponies... Roswell Native Agrees Aliens Fixed
Kentucky Derby

I'd recently purchased the DVD of The Day The Earth Stood Still,
the 1950's Robert Wise sci-fi classic.

I recalled the scene where Klaatu, the alien visitor had to
demonstrate his powers by stopping the use of electricity to
selected devices.

Impressive, but could you imagine if he had fixed the horse
races? That would definitely have gotten the attention of the
world's leaders. Gambling is afterall more important than
whether the kilowatts flow.

So I see this story where winning Kentucky Derby jockey Mike
Smith, a native of good ol' Roswell, NM jockey joked about the
wee folk from beyond and their part in his history making win on
the 50-1 odds winning race horse Giacomo.




Source USA Today


Roswell Native Smith Feels Force

By Gary Mihoces and Tom Pedulla
USA Today

Now it can be told. Given the out-of-this-world finish by
Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo, maybe it's no surprise jockey
Mike Smith is from Roswell, N.M., well known in UFO lore.

Smith, who was all smiles in the barn area Sunday morning,
described Roswell as "close to where the aliens live around."

Might those aliens have given him a lift on his first Derby
victory in 12 rides?

"I felt like I was floating, so they must have," he said.

Edge of tomorrow:

Third-place Derby finisher Afleet Alex probably will be
transported Wednesday to Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore to
prepare for the Preakness Stakes, trainer Tim Ritchey said

"You can't dwell on the past. If you do, you'll go crazy in this
game. There is always tomorrow," said Ritchey, who is based at
Delaware Park in Wilmington.

"We're looking forward to the Preakness. It's a little shorter
race. It's in our backyard. And if he runs with the same
courage, they'll have to outrun him. ... We're definitely going
to try to win the Preakness. I think he has a heck of a shot."

Welcome mat:

Trainer Bobby Frankel figures the 1-2 finishes by Giacomo and
Closing Argument guarantee long shots won't shy away from the
Derby in coming years.

"One thing we know for sure, a 20-horse Derby from now on,"
Frankel said. "You heard people say, 'This horse doesn't belong.
This horse doesn't belong.' That will ensure a 20-horse Derby
for the next 10 years until people forget about it."

Streak ends:

One of the most impressive streaks in Derby history ended as Pat
Day continues to recover from March 30 hip surgery.

Day, 51, had held out hope of riding in his 22nd consecutive
Derby when the operation was performed. But the surgeon found
more damage than expected as he repaired cartilage in the
jockey's right hip.

Day ranks fourth with 8,780 career victories. He has said
repeatedly he intends to make a comeback. He did not want to
jeopardize that by hurrying his rehabilitation for the sake of
extending his record streak.

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