Most days of the week it’s a sure bet, but on Saturday, Cloud Computing was a longshot: at the Preakness, that is. But the horse with the most technology-oriented name I think I’ve ever seen prevailed to win the 142nd Preakness Stakes.
Cloud Computing, which went off as a 13-1 shot, denied Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming a chance at the Triple Crown and likely confused millions of viewers struggling to understand why someone would give a horse a name that nerdy. Owners William H. Lawrence and Klaravich Stables are hedge fund guys, so perhaps they made a tidy sum of money betting on the cloud.
We’re all looking forward to next year’s Preakness field, which will include horses such as Continuous Deployment, Container Orchestration, and Out-Of-Order Execution.
Tech Twitter also had fun with this:
Cloud Computing always has to start with long odds before people see light. Preakness no different. Congrats to Cloud Computing!
— Andy Jassy (@ajassy) May 20, 2017
For an additional $5 a month, Cloud Computing can hold an extra 50GB of data in his saddle
— Kelsey L. Hayes (@kelseylh) May 20, 2017
I'm just sad my other horse, Paradigm Shift, did not finish
— #JeSuisMaggieKChen (@ProfJeffJarviss) May 20, 2017
Software really is eating the world pic.twitter.com/9ibNxRX00J
— Farhad Manjoo ? (@fmanjoo) May 20, 2017