The Kentucky Derby shindig.........

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Bob Wright

Jun 24, 2004
Memphis, TN USA
So today was the 148th running of the Kentucky Derby, just another horse race? The Derby is one of the three races that constitute horse racing's triple crown. But for Louisville, Kentucky, is a special day. It a day for the song "My Old Kentucky Home," for mint Juleps in silver cups, and ladies' outlandish hats. Its a day of festivities in which I sort of wish I could be there and glad I wasn't.

I once checked into a hotel in Lexington, KY, and having settled into my room, glanced through the yellow pages for find a restaurant. I noticed there were two airlines listed under that heading, and maybe a dozen or more catering to horse transport.

Kentucky is sure enough horse country. And Bourbon country too, if that's your thing.

Bob Wright

Oh, yeah. A horse named Rich Strike won, the purse being just over one million dollars.