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UPDATE: A Horse could Bring Rick Pitino Back to Kentucky


In October of 2017, Rick Pitino vowed to never step foot back in the state of Kentucky ever again. Surprise, surprise, that was probably a lie.

This evening in Florida, Coach Rocks, a horse Pitino co-owns, won the $250,000 Gulfstream Oaks.  The victory punches Coach Rocks’ ticket to the Kentucky Oaks.  Will Pitino keep his promise and avoid The Bluegrass State, or come to Churchill Downs with a million dollar purse on the line?

Let’s be honest, there’s no way Rick is avoiding the spotlight.  He can’t get enough of it.

@GulfstreamPark

7:41 UPDATE

After today’s victory at Gulfstream, Pitino vowed he will not go to the Kentucky Oaks.  He told Bloodhorse:

“I’m not going to go to Kentucky for the Oaks, but my partners are,” he added.  “I will not, unless (chairman) David Grissom and the pizza guy, Papa John, retire from the board of trustees. Then, I’ll be there.”

Even his partner, Roddy Valente, does not believe Pitino will pass up the Oaks.  Never change, Rick.  Never change.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

21 responses to “UPDATE: A Horse could Bring Rick Pitino Back to Kentucky”

  1. Jambluehue99

    This site can’t keep Rick Pitino’s name out of its mouth. Seems like an unhealthy obsession.

    1. Peter Criss

      Yep, agreed. Let it go man, just let it go.

    2. Han

      He’s a former coach here who coached our best team ever and then presided over a huge embarrassment for our in-state rivals. He’s still relevant. Much more than someone like Lavar Ball, who they keep talking about.

    3. Jambluehue99

      I would agree if it was newsworthy, but it is 99% petty cheap shots. Reminds me of someone who can’t quit talking about their ex, but at the same time says they don’t care.

  2. Lahinch02

    It would be quite ironic if his horse ran, and won the Derby. Obviously, it has the stamina to last more than 15 seconds.

  3. MACDADDY

    Whats her @?

  4. Atg2112

    You mispelled horse in your title Nick. It is actually spelled “whores”. “Whores could bring Rick Pitino back to Kentucky”.

  5. Han

    Hey Rick, news flash. Either you’re dirty (and we all know you are) or you sucked at a big part of your job: not having assistants cheating under your watch.

    Either way, it was past time for you to be fired.

  6. Smyrna_Cat

    I certainly no RIck Pitino fan … but it is a bit disingenuous to call a liar because you THINK he may live up to what he said. That is poor journalism, even on KSR. Give him time … when he comes to the state THEN call him a liar. He lies about most other things, so I am not sure this will be much different.

    1. ClutchCargo

      Your last sentence sums up the premise of this article, btw. Pretty sure that is the whole point of it.

  7. Blueballz

    The bashing of Rick is cheap. Hope none of you bozos who write for this site ever screw up in life…

    1. 4everUKblue

      But if you do, I hope you’ll be man enough or woman enough to admit it and own your mistakes. Rick sure as hell hasn’t been so far. Nothing is ever his fault, classic sign of addiction.

  8. Czimm12

    Who’s the chick? She’s banging hot

    1. WildcatMarkC

      Her name is Tiffany, she used to hang out with my group of friends before moving to Cali. her IG is @nativehispanic

  9. CrittendenWildcat

    Can’t wait to see Rick Pitino in a trenchcoat, fedora and Groucho Marx glasses at the Oaks.

    Also, re: petty and cheap: How petty is it that a man has vowed to never again return to our great state? How petty is it that he won’t attend a horse race for a horse he has a financial interest in because of who is on the board of trustees? I mean, the man still thinks he should be untouchable, he deserves everything dished out here and then some.

    1. Blueballz

      Guy brought more money into the state by winning for both colleges imaginable. He’s done enough to not have to come back if he doesn’t want to

    2. CrittendenWildcat

      Rick, that’s a pretty racy handle you’ve chosen.

    3. 4everUKblue

      And if he doesn’t he will not be missed and the commonwealth with have one less pathological liar.

  10. Jiminy Crickets

    I hate rick Pitino. Bash him all you want. He started this war, going to our rival, comparing every UL player to his UK greats, flipping us off at Rupp, then 15 seconds of fame, followed by whore-gate and FBI.
    Keep punching!!!

  11. 4everUKblue

    Caption this photo.

    So I know an Italian restaurant where we can hang out after hours if you’ve got….oh say 15 seconds.

  12. Racerr11

    Ricki boy deserves all the bashing and more he’s a scumbag low life. He definitely didn’t coach are best team ever. I say Davis team 2012 are best and more ahead of Rick’s team.