The Run for the Roses

This coming weekend marks the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby. My husband, Ed, and I have been following this famous race off and on for the past few years, sometimes watching at home and sometimes watching on the big screen televisions in a bar at Ocean City. Last year’s race was both dramatic and heartbreaking. The favorite, Big Brown, did not disappoint, but the second horse across the line, Eight Bells, broke both of her legs shortly after finishing the race and had to be euthanized on the spot. Very, very sad. We won’t be at the beach this year when the race is run so we will try to catch it at home – Saturdays at home mean lots of errands and chores around the house so occaisionally the time gets away from us. The favorite this year is this year is I Want Revenge. Great name, that. We hope this year’s race will be a good one and that all the horses go home intact.

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Kathy A. Albetski

It does seem like a great event. There are many places that have their own major event each year. Louisville, KY, has the Kentucky Derby. Punxsutawney, PA, has Groundhog Day. Pasadena, CA, has the Tournament of Roses Parade. Cool stuff.