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♪ ♪ i'm mike rowe, and i'm on a mission to find people on a mission. what are they doing, how are they doing it, and why? >> come on, we got to get it! >> it's got to be done. on this episode, what some people might call goofing off is how these guys make a living,
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but i probably won't be quitting my day job. >> he's one of the dudes. >> and then can i cut it? i saw what you did in the world of hard core horticulture. probably not. and later, a visit to churchill downs shows me the most exciting two minutes in sports, feels like two hours. >> oh, i just hit myself in the ass. are you kidding me? i can't do that for two minutes. i'm in frisco, frisco, texas, that is, looking for five college buddies from texas a&m who figured out a way to get paid for doing stuff like this.
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>> welcome, and this is the world's longest basketball shot. yes! oh, let's go, baby! >> they call themselves dude perfect, and from what i gather they turned a youtube channel into an actual business, and now they hang out at dude perfect world headquarters where they get paid to amuse themselves. >> cory, mike. good to meet you, mike. >> welcome. >> cody, cory, colby and garrett. >> you are tall, man. >> tell him your name. >> i told him, cody, cory and colby. >> are you brothers? >> let's review. the tall guy is cody, and the
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bearded guy is tyler, and the twins are cody and cory, and their mascot, a panda with a conspicuous lack of situational awareness. so the short version is somebody threw a basketball through a hoop a while ago and a bunch of people saw it and now you have a building in dallas? >> yeah, pretty much how it goes. it started in the backyard in college and we were all college roommates and we had a basketball goal in the backyard, we were about to go to lunch, and i said if i make it, i said you have to buy my sandwich. >> don't tell me this is all over a sandwich? >> yeah, so i draino the shot and i get my free sandwich, and everybody wants to try their shot and get a video out, and it's hard to believe but at that point there were not trick shot videos out on the internet. >> this is when? >> six years ago. yeah. >> so that sandwich-related bet begat a youtube channel and lots
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more trick shot videos, and these guys got very creative in order to stand out from all the other kids looking to get paid for having fun. how did the name come up? >> we didn't even have a cameraman at the time, sat up the camera on the railing in the backyard, and one of the guys looked through it, and we had a couple chairs set up -- >> dude, perfect. >> -- and he said, "dude perfect." >> and just like that, a brand was born. >> youtube reached out to us, and we're like, hey, you can be a partner and make money from ads and people watching your videos, so we got our first ad sense monthly report and i brought all the guys in, and i'm like you are not going to believe how much money we just made. two cents. and one day i said we will buy a sandwich with this money. you know, we did buy a sandwich. >> was not long before the videos caught on like wildfire with 5 million subscribers, and up to half a billion views. over the past six years, they are one of the fastest growing channels on youtube, and mainstream media quickly took
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interests and they have been seen everywhere from "good morning america" to "late night with jimmy kimmel," and working their way up to this show. >> are you athletes that kind of lost your way -- >> you can say that. >> yeah, we were all athletes, and we played in high school and didn't make it a whole lot further than that, which is what draws people to us, we're not superstars, so they can relate to us. and they see lebron and they say, that's awesome but no way i beat that or do that. they see us average athletes and say i might be able to hang with those guys. >> i have always considered myself to be an exceptionally average athlete. >> should we go with the indoor bowling shot? >> we would be fools not too. what does a dude have to do these days to achieve perfection? the answer, whatever the next challenge happens to be, which is why we are going bowling without an alley. >> every great trick shot has a name so you have to come up with
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a name for the indoor bowling strike. any ideas? >> yeah, i would call it the spare me. >> this is the spare me by mike rowe. >> even though i am a looking for a strike. what are the odds? >> i like them. >> it's all in the hips. >> is it? isn't everything, when you think about it? >> it's a handsome sphere. >> envy is one of the seven deadly sins so i try not to succumb, but it's hard not to envy guys who get paid for having fun and getting paid pretty well if you believe what you read on the interwebs. >> that's why we call it a spare me. >> i didn't ask the dudes precisely what they were worth, because that would be rude and they did not offer details because --
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>> you want to set the record for the longest dart throw? >> well, it's awkward to justify a million-dollar business for just throwing darts across the office. >> oh, got it! >> it's in! >> it's in the hole! >> congratulations. >> office record dart throw, mike rowe. >> this is very exciting! >> what else you got? >> we got one of our classics. we did a shot where we took a fishing pole attached a basketball on the end of it -- >> i see it, right. >> casted it. >> they say white men can't jump, but we know how to fish, at least in theory. >> swish the stick! >> moving goals to weird places. >> there we go. >> basically, you have to keep your thumb on this the whole time, and you want a high release because it will have a tendency to come out short. go back and release high. >> and hope for the best.
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>> and hope for the best. >> right. >> okay. >> all right. so that's going to be there, and that's going to be there. >> yep. high release and then you're draining. you are going with a side cast, huh? >> yeah. >> okay. ko'd. >> crap! sorry about that. i nearly broke his nose, man. >> it's not for everybody, but it could still be for you. >> i'm going to get this. i'm going to get this. where their electricity comes from. they flip the switch-- and the light comes on. it's our job to make sure that it does. using natural gas this power plant can produce enough energy for about 600,000 homes. generating electricity that's cleaner and reliable, with fewer emissions-- it matters. ♪
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(patrick 2) how about 20? (patrick 1) how about done? (patrick 2) that's the kind of control i like... ...and that's what they give me at national car rental. i can choose any car in the aisle i want- without having to ask anyone. who better to be the boss of you... (patrick 1)than me. i mean, (vo) go national. go like a pro. so i'm in frisco, texas, with be a outfit called dude perfect, who comes up with stunts and try to perfect them on video. >> you go with the side cast,
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huh? >> yeah. >> their business model is absolutely fascinating. they have millions of fans but no network, no producers, and none of the traditional nonsense that drives tv hosts out of their minds. >> i nearly broke garrett's nose, man. >> basically, they are broadcasters getting to have fun. >> they swear it's a job. a little encouragement for god's sakes. >> do it for the fans, mike. >> i will try for the fans. >> do it for the fans. >> was i born too soon? did i miss out on a golden unit parlay my pension for low-impact good times into a high-paying gig? right now i just want to use my fishing pole to cast this ball through the hoop.
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>> oh. >> aww! >> i just wanted that to be it so bad. >> but the great thing about these guys, is no matter how many times you get it wrong, when you get it right, they make you feel like you just saved the world. >> yeah! [ cheering ] >> that's what i'm talking about. >> mike is going to start a trick shot and take us out. we no longer have a monopoly on this. >> that's good because i jacked up your thing. >> full trick shot time. you are going to be standing on this chair, and you are going to put a ball and have -- >> four birds with one stone. >> as they say. >> so seems like one of the keys is whenever you can, combine sports. >> we are a big fan of that. >> we like to take sports in an
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unorthodox manner. >> that's transferring. >> get there! >> yeah! >> we throw a football at skeet. >> yeah! >> oh, yes! >> what about shooting footballs? >> we have done that as well. >> yes. >> what you are going to do is orange ball this pocket, red ball that pocket, green ball that pocket, and blue ball, that pocket, in one putt. >> take a step up. >> i am going to putt it. >> do we call this anything? >> it's the four birds with one stone. >> the biggest downside of golf, aside from trying to put the stupid ball in the stupid hole is all the unnecessary walking, and these guys are not only saving a fortune on greens fees, but getting paid for the privilege.
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>> a perfect hit but you didn't hit this one hard enough. >> okay. >> you just hit red. >> heavy on the red. >> heavy on the red. >> this is very simple. all i have to do is put it between the orange and the red. >> that's all it is. >> there it is! >> yeah! [ cheering ] >> i'm rich! permission to walk on a table? >> permission granted. >> we will have you do a truss shot. >> what is a truss shot? >> there's always an element of danger. >> well, you know, maybe i would like to see it demonstrated first by two professionals, like if we had twins, for instance. >> let's do it! >> let's do it. >> here's the target. >> whoever's head that is going
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on. >> i want you to go full on laser rocket arm. >> close your eyes. >> full trust. >> do full trust. >> there we go. >> in three, two, one. >> oh. >> a little quicker. >> in three, two, one -- >> oh, that was -- wow. >> mike, what do you think? are you up next? >> he's a little taller. >> i don't know that i could throw a full blown laser at mike's head. >> that's his moneymaker. >> i would hate to lose all this. intelligent people watch videos to satisfy curiosity and sometimes intelligent people are curious to see if the host is going to be hit in the face with a football. >> just want you to know it's his first time doing that? >> is it really? >> yeah. >> why is this happening? >> you are the one that put the cone on your head. i didn't tell you to do that. >> i did.
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all right. >> i love the sport of football. >> should i be here for the snag just in case. >> i am slightly nervous because that's mike rowe's shot. >> there where you want him to miss. >> are you shaking that? >> no, i feel comfortable. >> i trust you. >> that's all he needed. >> okay. >> i still trusting, not as much as i did a minute ago, but still trusting, the trust is still there. >> that's good. >> i think a little more speed is key. >> mike, i got you. >> oh, yeah -- >> nothing like the trump shot, so much trust. >> it's all well and good, but how does dude perfect keep their fan base salacity for more? simple, by constantly upping the anti-. >> go to the roof? >> what is on the roof? >> you are going to re-create one of the most popular shots of all-time.
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>> okay. >> all right. >> this is the boomstick. >> yeah! yeah! yes! yeah! >> if you are going to hangout with the dudes, you might as well dress like the dudes. >> look at mike. he's one of the dudes. >> looks like a champ! >> he's ready to make the switch. >> let's go make $4. >> that's what i am talking about. >> dude perfect doesn't have a professional sized baseball stadium on the compound yet, but they have a roof and a parking lot, and what else do you need? >> louisville slugger. >> athlete? >> a little baseball. >> what was your batting average? >> decent, not great. you are telling me basically we hit this straight up and into the hoop? >> yeah. >> they made it look easy.
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i'm going to go ahead and knock this in here real quick. >> do it. >> at a glance it may appear i am trying to put a basketball through a net with a baseball bat. in reality i am exploring the internet landscape of commerce while trying to put a basketball through a net with a baseball bat. >> oh, no way. >> the dude perfect guys became a youtube sensation by making
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short videos of amazing things, and knowing nobody wants to see people missing those shots over and over and over again. >> come on. that was terrible. >> as a professional guinea pig, i can give my god-given incompetence to show how unusual the stunts are. >> what happens to a dude when he gives patient to an activity with no social redeeming value. it depends largely on the dude in question. >> oh, my god! >> it was just phenomenal. >> a grown up dude could walk away to pursue more important things while a grown up dude would probably walk away. >> i am trying to knock a ball in a hoop with a bat up here. then again, one could argue
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anything where it's starting -- >> oh, got under it. >> is worth finishing. >> i have never seen this many rims. i really haven't. >> oh, you did it! >> that's not right. >> far be it for me to suggest that one course of action is far more superior to the other, but if you are wondering which one you are, spend an hour on a roof with a basketball and a baseball bat and a hoop about 50 feet
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away. oh, there's the problem. for better or worse, you will learn things about yourself, personally i have concluded that no matter what, it's best to keep on swinging. >> yeah! >> babe ruth! >> beautiful! >> mike! >> yes! [ cheering ] >> how does it feel? >> pretty good, man. >> it's over! >> feels pretty good. >> good stuff right there. beautiful. >> you got quite the highlight today. >> get in! >> yeah, he's babe ruth. >> to sum it up, five best friends have turn their hobby into a job. i don't know how long it will last, but right now things look
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pretty sweet. espn, nerf and pizza hut, they are all in business with the dudes. it's a great gig if you ask me, and it reminds me one of my favorite lines from robert frost, my object in living is to unite my advocation and vocation, and work is play, in in other words, if you are not doing something you love, find a way to love what you do. there aren't many american homes more impressive than that of harvey ladew, a guy that was born rich and lived well, and entertaining such figures as cole porter, charlie chaplin, clark gable and somerset maugham, which begs the question, what the hell am i doing here?
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don't say la don't when you can ladew. anybody put that on a shirt or anything? >> hi, mike. welcome. nice to have you with ladew. >> well, it's nice to be had. what's your name? >> emily. >> mike rowe. >> next to meet you. come on in. >> wow, this is an old house. i'm sure it's not my grandmother's house. >> mr. ladew brought this property in 1929 and lived up in new york and he was a big horse person, and you will see hunt and horse paintings all over the house and he wanted to be able to have free areas to ride in and long island was getting too
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crowded and he came down here and bought this 250-acre farm. this is fox-hunting country, which is brought him down here. >> great. clearly he was a guy that could do it whenever the spirit moved him. oh, it's a hidden door. mr. plumb did it in the library with a candlestick, i'm certain. but he left behind more than a cool house, he left behind these. turns out this man of leisure was obsessed with work, specifically with topiary, a fancy term where shrubbery was turned into a dog or a giraffe. he was out here every day transforming his estate into a museum. this was his life's work, which brings us to these guys. technically, i guess they are gardeners, but something tells me there's more to it. what is your official title here? >> senior gardener. >> senior gardener. are you a junior guarder or -- >> head of horticulture, or head of gardens. >> wait a minute. who is in charge then, the senior gardener or the head of horticulture? >> we kind of take turns sometimes, depends on what we are doing. >> division of power. what do you think of the chia pet as an invention? >> i kind of like them.
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>> he was a socialite and avid fox hunter where he travelled throughout europe where he found topiary gardens. >> how long you have been here, tyler? >> i just celebrated 15 years this year. >> congratulations. >> phil? >> i have been here 34 years. >> 34? >> 34. >> so is it pretty much year round? >> yeah. plenty to do here. >> what can i do to help out? >> if you want to start on the topiary junk? >> what? >> the junk, a chinese ship -- >> oh, junk, okay. part of my job as a serious journalists is to ask my subjects hard-hitting questions.
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what is this? >> it's a shaw rub. >> what are these? >> catnip or cat mint. >> what kind of trees are those? >> grab apples. >> how about this here? what are these? >> pastas. >> and here is where we will bridge from. >> we will sit this down. >> what is this purple thing? >> that's a weeping cherry tree. >> oh, excuse me, that's new. >> you got me. >> but i appreciate the certainty with which you plowed ahead. >> if you don't know, be positive. >> i've always said that.
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i have always said that. >> smile and go. >> let's look at the junk. >> we're going to extend the plank and head out. left it up. and we'll get on each side. we will give it a little heave-ho. >> really, we're going to heave it? >> yeah. >> how much are you looking to take off? >> the most important part of trimming a hedge is this angle right here, if you can get that sharp, the rest of it looks good. >> all right. ♪ >> so is this the pinnacle of what a gardener can do and be? >> pretty much. there's so much here that you need a lot of skills, and you also need a lot of patience. i have heard people refer to gardening as the slowest of the performing arts. >> and that is really why we are here. anybody can trim a hedge or plant a rose bush, but true
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gardening, that has been an art form since roman times, created to amuse and admire in public. in this tradition, harvey ladew created his own master work, 15 separate gardens, which one with a different name and theme. so phil and tyler are not really gardeners at all, they are professional artery storers, and harvey's legacy is now in their hands? >> what do you think, mike? >> now it's junk. >> is that a giraffe? >> it is. it has been here longer than me and it's just now starting to fill in. >> we are going to try to pull up foliage to the tip of his nose. >> this is a good example of the patience you were talking about? >> uh-huh. >> and the name of the plant? >> the plant material, it's lagosta. >> yeah, that was more of a common privit. we are getting out of reach, aren't we?
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>> yes. >> looking at this, there's not a whole lot there. but we can tuck all these pieces in. >> all that there? >> yeah, don't want to lose what little brains he's got. >> in a couple years the ears will feel out and then the brain stem, the medulla oblongata, and the face, the countenance, that's french. >> beautiful. >> i think we're good. >> yeah? >> unlike a rembrandt, a law do doesn't live forever. >> this is the hunt scene, when he first moved here he was inspired by this topiary that he saw in england, and one of them died so we need to create a new hound.
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>> great. >> let's go release the hounds. just might be the one.
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the extensive topiary gardens is harvey ladew's, and the staff does everything they
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can to maintain this magnum opus exactly as harvey envisioned it, so if one starts to fail it will be replaced by another in the exact same shape and the exact same type. >> it's almost heart in itself? >> if you put it in the ground like this, i believe people would demand some sort of refund. >> the challenge now is to put that plant in here. you can kind of see, there's a lot of plant material and a little room. >> i will be honest with you, i feel like we are trying to built a ship in a bottle. >> might be a little like that. >> all right. explain to me how your mind is working when you are just deciding what stays and what
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goes? >> pliable is the thing, to make sure you can bend it down and get it into the frame. >> got it. can i hold this for you? >> got that. >> do you ever dream these things spring life and just go running. >> yeah, start dreaming about it. >> that's what i would dream about, those things coming to life and chasing me down, and i would be the fox for sure, running for my life. >> we're stuffing this dog. >> always help. >> we have to jam every basically -- >> well, it has to come down in the whole thing. >> has to come down to much more. rebar is on the ground. >> where? >> there, it's the support. >> you are kind of close? >> close. >> that's good. >> what can you do, and i will show you here, there's this tail, something i got started, and you can kind of pull his tail out. >> that sounds like a real treat, phil. >> you can just ease it out. >> if you are just joining us, i'm making a dog. even if you are not just joining
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us. sis a row said if you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need. well, harvey ladew had both and if you find yourself a month in maryland, can you see them firsthand and you can see a shaw rub in the shape of a heart or fish or fox, or perhaps most importantly you can see the fruits of my labor. >> i made a dog and right now it doesn't look like much, but he will slowly grow into the running beasts. >> yeah. five years it will really be presentable. >> that's 35 years in dog years. that's a while. do you name the dogs? bounce? >> no. >> that's too bad. >> we will name that one mike, if it lives. >> if it lives. in my industry, if he's not cancelled. he will be running here at the topiary gardens in this posture in his long and heavy life. fantastic. >> emily, come over here and shake my hand. you know where it has been.
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>> thank you. >> so let's officially begin. it's very early and we are at churchill downs, and we were in kentucky anyway, but i don't know, somewhere there has to be a law written where you can't be in kentucky and not come to churchill downs if you never have been to churchill downs and i have never been to churchill downs. please show me what you can. give me a look around. >> let's go. >> since 1875, churchill downs has been the home of the kentucky derby, an event created to give america a rival to england's epsom derby. just this past year a horse named american pharoah broke a 37-year drought to become just
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the 12th triple crown winner in history, and i am here to get a sense of what a famous racetrack like churchill downs looks and feels like day in and day out. this is however morning starts, everybody is up early. >> it's an early game. >> how many horses are hear? >> somewhere around 1,100. >> it freshens them up. >> from an athletic standpoint, the jockeys got to be about the most underrated athlete. >> they have to be very fit. >> just have to have balls on them. >> this is not fit for the weak of heart. >> if you want to talk with a jockey, you have to get up early. >> moving real quick, that's him.
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>> one dedicated jockey you can find working hard out here every morning is cory landry, and he spent over 20 years in the saddle before he got his first mount in the kentucky derby. good morning. >> good morning. >> you have been riding professionally for how long? >> since i was 16, 22 years. >> where did you grow up? >> in louisiana, lafayette. >> if you ate sushi in lafayette, you ate the wrong thing. >> being a jockey, always amazed me. >> i think the most i rode in a day, i rode 17, and that's a lot of horses. >> get sore anymore? >> i stay soar. i don't know what it feels like to not be sore? >> how many bones you break? >> six, and i have been lucky, i have had more concussions than broken bones. >> when's the last time you fell off? >> last week, i cracked my helmet -- >> i am not worried about the
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helmet, i'm worried about your head. >> i was fine after about an hour. started remembering things again. >> how much you weigh? >> 115. >> how often do you weigh yourself? >> about ten times a day. i think that's my job, and my job is not eating, and i ride horses for fun. >> let's see what you weigh? >> i'm thick. i got a -- well. oh, that can't be right. your scale is broken. >> that's what i tell them everyday. >> no way i way 227. that's impossible. so i am not going to make it out on the track anytime soon, but there's a way i can get the feel of what it takes to run for the roses. >> this is the exerciser. >> how does it work? >> just get on, and put your toes in the stirups, and you
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grab your reigns and move a little bit, move ahead. this is the beginning of the race when you are going nice and easy, and when you get to the three-eights pole, and you get faster and you hit him one time, and after the race you stand back up and relax. >> so you are exhausted after a race like this? >> when you are not fit, yep. >> well. >> let's see what you can do. >> like this, right? >> uh-huh. >> put your knees in a little bit more. there you go. put your head a little lower. you are getting a lot of wind. >> get my ass stuck up in the air like that? >> yeah. >> and you get to the three-eights pole and go faster. lower. >> hurts your legs. >> get to the quarter pole and you start whipping.
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>> i just hit myself in the ass. bad pony. i can't do that for two minutes. there's no way. oh, man, it would be so embarrassing to have a stroke on a fake pony. (patrick 1) what's it like to be the boss of you? (patrick 2) pretty great. (patrick 1) how about a 10% raise? (patrick 2) how about 20? (patrick 1) how about done? (patrick 2) that's the kind of control i like... ...and that's what they give me at national car rental. i can choose any car in the aisle i want-
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of american horse racing, and i have been wand earring round for hours with the folks you would meet if you were able to wander around. i ran into john asher. he has been calling the races here for years. >> we have run the derby every year without interruption since 1875. >> there's a lot you can say about the sport, and in the end it comes down to passion and in this case, tradition. >> it's impossible to watch a great horse race and not be excited i've had people tell me when they race their first hort, races, and they equate that experience to watching their child come into the word. imagine how many times it is magnified on derby day. >> the track was originally built by mary weather lewis clark jr., the grandson of a famous man, lewis clark.
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but john tells me a lesser known figure is responsible for its success. >> matt william came here in 1902, and he turned out to be the most important person for the derby and churchill downs. he was a brilliant promoter under him that the derby blossomed. >> one of matt's innovations was changing the wagering system to paramutual bidding, and that is latin. for what the [ bleep ] does that mean? i always have been baffled by the complexity making money at the track, and fortunately, gary takes care of the high rollers who come to the downs. he is very mart. >> technical term means wagering among others. so if you think you are smarter than the rest of the other people you can get a better price for your horse and you are wagering against everybody else. >> gary spent a really, really long time trying to explain how the betting works. >> box, the one, two, three, and you come in any combination --
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>> without a great deal of success. >> if you make a straight trifecta, one, two and three, it costs a dollar. >> if you want to know how the odds are calculated. i think what it boils down to is this. the pool of money to be won and the odds are created by the people making the bets, so if we have three horses, 500 bet on horse one, and 300 on two, and 200 on three. tower total betting pool is $1,000. to find the odds of the horse you divide the pool by the amount bet on each horse, so 1,000 bet by 500 is two, so the odds are 2 to 1. the odds on horse two are 3 to 1. the odds on horse three are 5 to 1. after the race, the payouts are made based on how much money a player bet on a horse at the horse's race-time odds. >> if you have an edge you think gives you an advantage, you have a better chance for winning.
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>> let's say for instance you knew a jockey. you were friendly with a jockey. >> it doesn't work. >> no? >> no. >> it does pay to know the jockeys if you are a big time horse train er like mike and his son, travis. >> pleasure to meet you both. >> thank you. >> glad to have you. glad to have you. >> their horses have won over $20 million over the course of their careers, but today they need cory to run a horse that is not a winner yet. in fact, in his last race, the horse just up and quit. >> i don't care how fast she goes, i want her to finish. >> start off easy and let her finish the race. like we usually do? >> yeah. >> only a pro like cory can take a horse out for a spin and show trainers what they need to see and what they are seeing seems good. >> now we want her to gallup
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out strong, stand that's really nice work today. she went out one-on-one and change. that's a great time for that. >> you call the owner and say i got good news? >> go back to see cory's input. >> what do you think? >> is he going back? >> going all the way back to the barn. so we meet him there. >> let's do that. >> what do you think? >> pretty good. finished up nice. she relaxed, and when i exited out on the turn, she finished out real nice. >> cory has been riding since 4:00 a.m., and now it's noon, and he's off to lexington for a full day of racing. well in the book "seabiscuit." it was written the horse freeze the jockey from himself. when a horse and jockey fly over the track together there are moments in which the man's mind is wedded to the animal's body,
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to form something greater than both parts. and obviously i am not leaving churchill downs without experiencing that firsthand. ♪ >> there are a couple of moments where the noise is just overwhelming. one, it's when the horses break from the starting gate. ♪ >> you got 60,000, 65,000 people on the infield and 100,000 people scattered in here, and it's just amazing. but if that noise is exceeded at any point during the day it's when they come to the head of the stretch, when they hit the head of the stretch it's when the noise from the infield area comes down and just crashes down the pocket. >> and they turn for home in the kentucky derby, and it's somebody's gotta do it," and
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mike rowe, he is look ing over his shoulder, looking for the competition, and there is none, and they approach the finish line in the kentucky derby, and "somebody's gotta do it and microe has done it. they have won the kentucky derby! russian leaders prepare to make their arguments for action on syria in the united nations. >> and a papal apology. >> and a celestial treat. one of the biggest, boldest moons in history draws as and awes from stargazers from everywhere. >> welcome. >> i'm errol barnett. thanks for kicking after your week with us. we're here for the next two hours. this is cnn news room.


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