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Thread #59418   Message #1976615
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
22-Feb-07 - 09:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
If you decide to go to the horse races while you're in Tampa, say "Hi" to my stepson. He lives not too far from Tampa Downs.

Which brings us to the question of why are so many horse racing tracks called "______ Downs?" What the hell's a "down"? Is it because the horses fall down? But if they all fall down, nobody wins the race! They should call them "Ups". The Kentucky Derby should be run at "Churchill Ups".