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The Friday Show Presented By The Jockey Club: Sun Shines Bright On My Old Kentucky Dome?

Post positions for Kentucky Derby 149, assigned by a random drawing

Imagine a horse that's had the most phenomenal lead-up to the Kentucky Derby ever. Dominating performances and a champion at 2, undefeated at 3 and sitting atop the Derby's qualifying points leaderboard. And then, by the luck of the draw, he is assigned the dreaded No. 1 post position, seriously diminishing any chance of winning.

It doesn't have to be that way, Paulick Report bloodstock editor Joe Nevills says in this week's Friday Show. Nevills proposes Churchill Downs officials take the Derby points system one step further and allow each horse's connections to choose their post positions, with the No. 1 points earner going first and No. 20 going last. Every other sport favors top-ranked teams and players through seedings in playoffs and tournaments. Why not racing?

But wait, there's more ideas in the Paulick Report's Derby suggestion box.

Publisher Ray Paulick wants jockey cams on every rider, allowing fans at home to choose their view of the most exciting two minutes in sport. Nevills would like a roof over Churchill Downs to ensure a fast track and comfortable patrons.

Will the Stephen Foster lyrics have to be changed to “the sun shines bright on my old Kentucky dome”?

Some of the suggestions are serious; others, not so much.

Watch this week's episode of The Friday Show below:

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