What a fantastic Derby! Anyone who bet the winner is now a lot richer than they were. I didn't have a real pick for the race, but was pleased that the race was such a contest. Shannon was leaning toward Greater Good, as he has epilepsy, so she had something in common with him.
I'm a big horseracing fan from way back. The first race that I can recall is the 1973 Kentucky Derby where my horse won (Secretariat) and I got a quarter from my Dad. Belmont and Aqueduct are nearby and I have photos of my sister and me at the track when we were kids. I was one of those horsecrazy girls, and living in NYC, the closest I could get to a horse was at the racetrack. I go to Belmont a few times each meet just to admire the horses and soak up the atmosphere. I don't usually bet when I go by myself, and only make small bets when I go with other people. My two big fantasies have always been to either ride for the United States Equestrian Team in the Olympics or to be involved in racing. Neither are ever likely to happen, but a girl can dream.