Oaks Draw & Good Luck to a Good Friend
Flew into Louisville yesterday afternoon. Got shoes shined before leaving the airport (a Terry Finley tradition for the last 15 years during Derby Week).
Went to the Race for Grace charity function last night and saw Ray Lewis of the Ravens speak. The event raised well over $30,000 for backstretch workers in Kentucky.
Watched our filly train this morning at about 8:30. Nice and easy gallop. She is sitting on ready. What a beautiful group of colts and fillies for this year's Oaks & Derby. Click here to see a video of her galloping.
Working on tickets and paddock passes and accommodations for our Partners who begin arriving on Wednesday.
This is the week we've been waiting for. Draw was at 11:30 today. Flashy Gray drew post 10 of 11 -- just fine. We should be free and clear going into the first turn. We know our filly loves the Churchill Downs surface.
Headed to the Derby Trainers Dinner tonight. Our good friend Dallas Stewart got his horse in the Derby field just yesterday. The numbers say Golden Soul has a shot.
We've had a at least one horse with Dallas for the last 17 years. We've watched each others kids grew up -- pretty neat.
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