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Share Your Kentucky Derby Story

Jamie Rhodes | USA Today

Jamie Rhodes | USA Today

There are Kentucky Derby people, there are people who could not care less about the Derby and there are Derby Week freaks.  I subscribe to the latter group.  Accomplishing anything down the stretch is a chore because the most wonderful time of the year is almost here.

It’s difficult for outsiders to comprehend why there is so much passion for a horse race.  It’s because the Kentucky Derby is so much more than a horse race.

To help others understand that the Derby is not just Mint Juleps, big hats and sprinting horses, I am asking the most passionate fans to share their stories.  You probably have many, but usually one comes to mind when you think about the “Fastest Two Minutes in Sports.”   Many have tales of sneaking kegs into the infield, fighting in the mud or scoring $100 from a celebrity for a can of Grizzly.

Whatever your story is, I ask that you share it with KSR by e-mailing [email protected].  I’ll share the best on the site over the next ten days.

If you need any inspiration, my story as an infant with Pat Day is why I’m a Derby fanatic.  If you want more, the tale of my weekend as a Millionaire’s Row security guard is worth your time.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Share Your Kentucky Derby Story



  1. catsarerunnin
    7:04 am April 28, 2017 Permalink

    I’ve never been to the Derby and it’s not really on my bucket list. Watching it on TV and tearing up during the playing of My Old Kentucky Home is pretty much all I got.



  2. runningunnin.454
    8:45 am April 28, 2017 Permalink

    Have been to one Derby; saw Secretariat….seen the best, why go back?