KentuckyDerby.com ditches top blogger
Ever wonder why the world of thoroughbred horse racing has trouble attracting the under twenty-five demographic?
I mean they're the ones with all the frick'in disposable income. It doesn't seem to make any sense.
Am I right?
Well whether I'm right or wrong doesn't really matter.
Wow I can't believe I just said that... ...whether I'm right or wrong doesn't matter. That's preposterous.
Whether I'm right or wrong doesn't matter because this particular article isn't about the world of thoroughbred horse racing attracting a younger demographic as much as it is a personal salute to one of North America's finest thoroughbred bloggers.
A graduate of Eastern Kentucky University. Justin has featured blog posting on the Fair Grounds Race Course website as well as both the Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks websites. Although it is unclear exactly where you find the rankings for the most popular bloggers in any given line of work I would bet the whole farm that Justin is the most commented on thoroughbred blogger in all of North America.
I would love to spend this place and time boring you with examples of the hundreds & hundreds of comments I personally scanned through on this years Kentucky Derby website, however those posting have been removed and any attempt to access them only produces an internal server error.
It turns out that the folks at Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby have decided against having Justin return for another run on his highly successful Deby Blog.
I have not spoken to Justin, virtually or otherwise since I heard the news. I guess I am in denial, but to me this make no sense at all!
Aren't blogs at the height of popularity? Are young people not the ones reading these "blogs"?
And more importantly what will I read this year during the akward months between New Years Day & the First Saturday in May?