35 years ago, Hunter S. Thompson published his great Kentucky Derby article.
HST, We Miss You
Today, George Steinbrenner's horse choked at the end of a very exciting Kentucky Derby and a humungous longshot won the race. Also today, the New York Yankees are in last place in the AL East. I suspect that the good Dr. Thompson, wherever he may be, is enjoying all of it.
Thompson's article on the Derby, The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved, is available in his collection of stories called The Great Shark Hunt. Just as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas has very little to do with the Mint 500 race he was supposed to cover, Decadent and Depraved has very little horse racing coverage. It is, however, highly recommended by the Idiot.
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