Derby Day- May 6, 2017

I’m so Happy- It’s Derby Day! I look forward to Derby Day every year like I look forward to Christmas! Family ¬†and Friends gather to place bets,eat and enjoy the race and race trivia.

This year, I was the lucky one who randomly selected Always Dreaming from the hat and won the 1st place wager. No, I swear it wasn’t fixed! ¬†Always Dreaming ran quite a race in the mud. Congrats to his connections and to Todd Pletcher and John Velasquez.

My youngest daughter, Rachel, who is majoring in Telecommunications, decided to put together a video of the highlights from the party. I will inlcude a link to the video in the near future. Stay tuned…. but, in the meantime, check out the pictures below.

Derby Day 2017

Me, Rachel and Mom

Granddaughters Lucy and Ry

 

Derby Day- May 3, 2014

Yet another exciting Kentucky Derby has come and gone and left us with a VERY capable
horse and a hope that perhaps this year might be the the year we see a Triple Crown Winner.

Yes, I did bet on California Chrome and I like his “humble beginnings” if that is what they are called? How is it that some folks are considering a horse that descends from Pulpit of humble origins?! Are you kidding me? I somehow don’t think the folks at Claiborne would take to kindly to that!

The horse’s connections represent the average person and the future of Thoroughbred racing- I do hope! It is encouraging to me. I hope the handsome chestnut chrome laden horse blows his naysayers out of the water in the Preakness. The naysayers thought Slew was a fluke and still weren’t quite convinced he was the real deal by the time the Preakness rolled around. The Chrome Man is the real deal and the horses that I feel are a legitimate threat to him in the Preakness are Social Inclusion, Pablo Del Monte, and Ria Antonia. In the Belmont, Chrome will have to fend off the likes of Commanding Curve, Danza and Wicked Strong if they race.

As is customary in my house on Derby Day, we held a Derby Party. Even though a few in our family couldn’t be present, they were present in spirit. Aw- Good food, fun and Kentucky racing! Below are a couple of pictures.

Rach, Me and Brit

Rach, Me and Brit

Mom and Ryleigh

Mom and Ryleigh