Another 3 and ½ million or so people got to see a glimpse of The Factor’s Rebel stretch run last night on the O’Reilly Factor, when host Bill O’Reilly included him in a segment. A very animated Bill, wished the horse and his owners a hearty congratulations and continued good luck on the road to the Derby.
Intermixed with stories on the air strikes in Libya; is Gaddafi a target, or not? Should he stay or should he go? ( what’s the hesitation? I vote Go… bye, bye) the nuclear disaster in Japan, and other glum world news, watching The Factor cruise at Oaklawn was a welcomed sight. It surely got some attention, and maybe brought in a few new fans.
Shown in the segment called “Reality Check”, I’m not sure if there’s anything to read into that. As in the further he goes, will there be a “reality check?.” But for now, highlighting what’s exciting and good about Horse Racing on the #1 cable news show, is free promotion and a valued endorsement and that's always good for our sport.