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Quotes of the Day for 5 May 2001 – Horses

Today will be the 127th running of the Kentucky Derby, the Run for the Roses. Here are some quotes on Horses and racing.

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The quotes:

Of course I don't believe in it. [pointing to horseshoe on his office wall] But I understand that it brings you luck whether you believe in it or not.
     - Niels Bohr

No horse gets anywhere until he is harnessed. No stream or gas drives anything until it is confined. No Niagara is ever turned into light and power until it is tunneled. No life ever grows great until it is focused, dedicated, disciplined.
     - Harry Emerson Fosdick

It may be that the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong - but that's the way to bet.
     - Damon Runyon

What it comes down to is that anybody can win with the best horse. What makes you good is if you can take the second or third-best horse and win.
     - Vicky Aragon

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
     - W. C. Fields, 1880 - 1946


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