Thursday, May 24, 2018

2018 Preakness Stakes

143rd Preakness Stakes
May 19th 2018
Justify is 2/3 of the way to the Triple Crown and the first since American Pharoah in 2015.
He had to battle fog and rain as well as fighting off Good Magic who pressed him the whole way and fending off hard charging Bravazo and Tenfold, who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively. 
He now moves to the 150th running of the "Test of Champions", the Belmont Stakes.

Monday, May 14, 2018

NY Times Bestseller List (May 13th 2018)

New York Times Bestseller List
Hardback Fiction
Top 10
Week Ending  May 13th 2018

10 - The Great Alone - Kristin Hannah
(10 weeks on list)

9  -  The Woman in the Window - A.J. Finn
(17 weeks on list)

8  -  After Anna - Lisa Scottoline 
(3 weeks on list)

7  -  The Female Persuasion - Meg Wolitzer
(4 weeks on list)

6  -  Before We Were Yours - Lisa Wingate
(32 weeks on list)

5  -  I've Got My Eyes On You - Mary Higgins Clark
(4 weeks on list)

4  -  Little Fires Everywhere - Celeste Ng
(32 weeks on list)

3  -  The Hellfire Club - Jake Tapper
Charlie Marder, a World War II veteran and unlikely congressman, gets entangled in a dangerous series of events in 1950s D.C.

2  - The Fallen - David Baldacci
(2 weeks on list)  (#1 last week)
Amos Decker, known as the Memory Man, puts his talents toward solving a string of murders in a Rust Belt town. 

1  -  Twisted Prey - John Sandford
The 28th book in the Prey series.  A federal marshal looks into the actions of a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Magazine Cover of the Week

May 14th 1998
Frank Sinatra dies at the age of 82.
The legend that was Frank Sinatra spanned 6 decades of music, movies, radio and television.  After a short retirement in the 1970s he made a huge comback starting at Madison Square Garden.  Myself I appreciated his work but was not a big fan but until the last few years after really enjoying some of his stuff on some OTR show.  He guest segments with Bing Crosby and Jack Benny really show his coolness and how comfortable he was in any role.  To me his music is soothing and relaxing and great to unwind with before going to bed.  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

2018 Kentucky Derby

May 5th 2018
"Justify", the horse looking to end "The Curse of Apollo" for horses that did not race as a 2 year old but ran in the Kentucky Derby as a 3 year old, and he did just that.  Ending the 136 year old "curse" that Apollo put in place after winning the 1882 Derby.   
Justify would be the best of the best on a very muddy Churchill Downs track winning in 2:04, the slowest Derby since 2010 and the 6th straight favorite to win the race.

Winner : Justify  2:04.20
Place :  Good Magic
Show :  Audible