DULLAHAN, son of EVEN THE SCORE, sped up the pace in the closing furlongs, and it's reported today that he's just fine and dandy today after his second graded stakes win. The proud breeders of the Kentucky-bred are Phil & Judy Needham and Bena Halecky. He runs for Donegal Racing, trained by Dale Romans and ridden by one of the greatest, Kent Desormeaux. DULLAHAN loves the polytrack, so it will be interesting to see how he takes to the good ol' dirt track at Churchill.
With GEMOLOGIST winning last week in the Grade I Wood Memorial, he's also ensured a spot in the Derby starting gate along with DULLAHAN and HANSEN. [btw There are more of these uninformative but sort of interesting blogs to come about other Derby contenders. I can't help it, I started blogging about Derby contenders when I first began KimmyVille, and so the tradition goes on:].
Derby has always been a Holiday in our home.
I have many quite fond memories of mint juleps and quarter bets and lots of excitement throughout the race. Nobody fights on Derby day, no gifts to buy, nobody has to do anything but score some good mint, and sit back and enjoy all the wonder and glory that is the Kentucky Derby.
|Amy Owens and I before the big race 2011 :)|