Kentucky Derby Day
When I was a kid, I was obsessed with horses! I never owned one, but wished I did.
But since I couldn’t, I watched any TV show I could that had horses in it. I’d watch Western & cowboy shows, like the Lone Ranger, Sugarfoot, Wagon Train, and Roy Rogers, to name just a few. Why? Because they all had horses in them.
I’d also watch the Kentucky Derby on TV every year, too. I’d be so excited, and it seems the race was aired here around lunch time. So, my favorite lunch while watching was grilled cheese and tomato soup. (it’s funny how you remember such details!)
One summer, in 1962, I had the great idea to come up with a whole list of horse names. My goal was 1,001. Some of these names I’d make up, but others I’d take from the racing forms my grand-dad had. He’d go to the horse races in New Mexico all the time, and bring me back the forms. I’d study on the horses, their names, and stats. I was eleven years old, when all this was going on.
Well, I did complete my list. Yay!
I’ve told this story many times, and the thing is…I got a lot of it wrong!!!
Some of you may have seen my post, that includes a few photos of my list, and some horses I drew, but if you haven’t read it, or want to read it again, here’s the link:
Anyway, just thought I’d share a funny song about the Kentucky Derby.
Have a happy first Saturday in May!
May the Fourth- Force be with you!
Good Luck to the Kentucky Derby participants!
Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️
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