|Kimmy with Calvin Borel - pic taken by Paula Schrecker|
Oaks Day is at 8 to 1.
He will start from post position #3, with Derby winning jockey Calvin Borel aboard.
|Lisa Osland and a Mint Julep - two great companions|
Mud. I will never forget the year Borel won aboard MINE THAT BIRD (another longshot lol) -- I will never forget because I was standing just inside the rail and felt the mud hit in tiny, Jackson Pollack-like drops of victory all over the photogs inside the rail -- the Rail upon which he rode that horse magnificently to win the epic iconic random awesome and amazing Roses. (I just wanted to use all the over-used words in one sentence, thanks. I'll cross that off my bucket list now. heh) In fact, I still have the mud splattered hat I wore that day. (I kept the mud, why not? Don't judge me. :)
Back to tomorrow's Derby contender: REVOLUTIONARY's claim to fame is having won this year’s Louisiana Derby and the Withers. Oh, and he is undefeated coming into Saturday’s race! Bred by Will Farish, a local and beloved horseman, he is being trained by Todd Pletcher (who has another horse in the race maybe more than one other, I have so much research to do...ermagerd) and races for Winstar Farms. So all the players are top-notch, along with his pedigree.
|I help this guy take the opening gate photos! He's a sweetie ;-)|
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