Parental Writes #4 – Playing the Horses!



For the last few years, Duncan has been borderline obsessed with the Triple Crown in horse racing. This year, he’s been looking up videos of past races and now he could tell you the Kentucky Derby winners for the past 10 or so years. Naturally, he’s super pumped about the Belmont Stakes this year and the chances of California Chrome to win the first Triple Crown in 36 years!

2014 Kentucky Derby

I have to admit, I’m pretty psyched as well. I started watching the Triple Crown races back when Secretariat was setting records (that are still standing!).

secretariat photo

This year, Duncan has done pretty well at picking winners – in fact, he picked the trifecta in the Preakness (1st, 2nd & 3rd place in order).

paul newman from the sting is very happy

Perhaps it’s time to take him out to Canterbury Park to see some live racing. Maybe I’ll bring a few bucks along and see how he does… 🙂

Although, given my luck with gambling, perhaps I should stick to something more “low stakes”…


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Paul Reyburn Paul has been an actor/director in the Twin Cities area for over 30 years and is very active in the MN theater community. His kid is really cool! He also writes the "Parental Writes" blog at
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