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The Pros and Cons of a One-Eyed Horse

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Meet Patch, the one-eyed horse running in the 143rd Kentucky Derby.  One of Todd Pletcher’s three horses in the field, the colt lost his left-eye last June as the result of inflammation from an infection.  Unnamed at the time, he received the ironic name after he lost his eye.  With morning line odds of 30-1 out of post No. 20, there are some things working for and against in him today’s race.

PRO: The owner saves money on blinders.

CON: It’s the horse’s outside eye, preventing him from seeing the movement on the inside and forcing him to blindly trust his jockey.

PRO: Chicks dig scars.

CON: He’s in the 20 post.  He literally can’t see any of the other horses.

PRO: Patch can’t see the haters.

CON: He’s still just America’s second-most famous Lefteye.

PRO: The Blind Side gets a sequel in a different sport.

CON: He will be a favorite amongst amateur bettors, dropping his value as a longshot.

 

PRO: Patch has no problem winking at the fillies.

CON: He’s always winking at the fillies.

PRO: Nobody has a meaner Stink-eye.

CON: Minimal eye doctor endorsement opportunities.

Article written by Nick Roush

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

6 Comments for The Pros and Cons of a One-Eyed Horse



  1. kentuckyrld
    2:27 pm May 6, 2017 Permalink

    Typical KSR stupidity. Are you really taking shots at a defenseless animal? Maybe it should be you in that horse’s place.



    • KYcats11
      2:35 pm May 6, 2017 Permalink

      ^^^^



    • runningunnin.454
      2:44 pm May 6, 2017 Permalink

      1.The horse can’t read.
      2. There have been 3 other one-eye horses run in the Derby.
      3. Hope he wins.



    • RealCatsFan
      3:32 pm May 6, 2017 Permalink

      Dumbest comment of the day – we have a winner, folks! As someone already said, I doubt if the “defenseless animal” cares about what someone wrote on a blog about him. He just wants to run, eat, and, ahem, perform at stud. Not a bad life, even with one eye.



  2. gobble gobble
    3:14 pm May 6, 2017 Permalink

    CON: It’s the horse’s outside eye, preventing him from seeing the movement on the inside and forcing him to blindly trust his jockey.

    Uhhhhhh…. wouldn’t that be his inside eye?
    You’re a joke, nick



  3. RealCatsFan
    3:29 pm May 6, 2017 Permalink

    Whine whine, bitch bitch, grumble grumble. Good Lord, it’s Derby, folks. Get outside and enjoy it, and spend a little less time complaining about FREE content that no one is forcing you to read. SMH.