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143rd Kentucky Derby Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

I know, I one cares or gives a damn about horse racing. Maybe all you do is hear about the Kentucky Derby, wonder why people actually watch it, why it’s such a big deal, and then criticize it on Twitter. Maybe you only care if there is a Triple Crown winner like American Pharoah just two years ago. Horse racing does have a certain snootiness to it, but when money is on the line, it makes anything exciting.

And my goodness was there money to be had. The Kentucky Derby has some of, if not the, biggest purse in horse racing. Yesterday, the $1 dollar Superfecta bet (top 4 horses) paid north of $75,000 while the trifecta (top 3 horses) paid $8,200 dollars. If you had a winning ticket, you got one hell of a pay day.

You will be serenaded by Alien Ant Farm for today’s Wilderness Walk.

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