We, as rational individuals, surely, surely, do not allow the possibility that things can be rigged by people and that our media is being taken over by the right-wing. Surely. That is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out there- so impossible, like UFOs or Bigfoot being real. It could never ever happen that anything could be corrupt, or anyone could scam anybody, infiltrate an organization, or that anybody could be bribed, intimidated, or blackmailed. It's not like it's happened before! But, as open-minded individuals, let's just preserve our reputations as thinkers for a sec by going through the motions of examining the unusual events of the Kentucky Derby. Our kids will thank us for phoning it in like this.
I was being sarcastic, in case you didn't notice.
Link. (The name of the winning horse was Big Brown, by the way).
Let's assume for a moment that, rather than the unlikely events of,
that instead, the common action of human interference explains all these "coincidences" (after all, I'm sure plenty of excellent statisticians could tell you that the chances the Kentucky Derby can be rigged far exceed the chances of all (1)-(8) happening together by chance). We'll allow maybe only that Eight Belles' actually finishing second and the tragic injury weren't rigged.
Then, what do you think inspires the race-rigger to such a goony action? Jackass movies? Picking on littler kids when he was in elementary school? Political motivation to mess with Hillary Clinton's mind, because whoever had enough motivation to instigate a ridiculous, multi-million dollar waste-of-taxpayer-money investigation against Bill Clinton to ruin him during his White House term wants to make sure that neither his wife nor him gets within spitting-distance of the White House, and they're over-doing it a little bit? All of the above?
And, how can a situation like that be rigged? For one thing, ultrasonic devices can mess with a lot of different animals, from squirrels, to cats, birds, dogs, and humans. How would you make all the horses run behind Big Brown? I suppose all it really would take is training all the horses to run as fast as they can, but behind Big Brown, and all that would take is some BS to convince the Kentucky Derby people with access to the animals. Maybe there are other explanations, too. In addition, all you probably have to do is have some intern tell Hillary about Eight Belles and suggest to Hillary that she bet on the race. Or maybe Hillary already bets on a horse every year (if you don't think that fits your conception of Hillary, consider that maybe Bill and his friends were always into it, or maybe it's a thing in Hillary's family, and that's how she got into it) and that's what inspired the scam.