May 1, 2014 at 8:09 am #5757afaustKeymaster
Let us know your Derby picks here! Remember to give us the name of your pick, your name, bank name, and your group number. Thanks and good luck!May 1, 2014 at 8:12 am #5758cnakashigeParticipant
California Chrome, Cheryl Nakashige, Bank of Central Florida, Group 3May 1, 2014 at 8:45 am #5759
Cheryl – Great choice. I am sure others will agree with your pick. No doubt California Chrome is the class of the field. My only concern is that favorites rarely win the Derby. I compare three-year old horses at this time of year to 16 year old boys – some mature early and some later. The favorites are the horses that have matured early. There are horses in the field that are just maturing and they will be among the favorites for the rest of the year. The challenge is to identify those that are about to blossom.May 1, 2014 at 8:52 am #5761
I always get excited about the horses this time of year. Yesterday morning Patti (my wife), Amy (our director of marketing and my daughter) and I visited the backside of Churchill Downs (the working end of the track where the barns are located). We made a special stop to visit Foolhardy, a four-year old horse in which I have a small ownership interest. For a Louisville native, who has been going to the track since I was five-years old, owning an interest in a race horse is exciting. Owning an interest in a horse scheduled to run in the first race on Derby Day is a dream come true.May 1, 2014 at 8:56 am #5762mcareyParticipant
Medal Count, Melinda Carey, Springfield State Bank, Group 2May 1, 2014 at 9:18 am #5763afaustKeymaster
Both of those are great picks! Melinda- Jack and I saw Medal Count yesterday practicing at the track, and he’s a beautiful horse!May 1, 2014 at 9:40 am #5764tboppParticipant
Metal Count (KENTUCKY HORSE!), Tara Bopp, Forcht Bank, Group 2May 1, 2014 at 10:02 am #5765aslauterParticipant
Intense Holiday (cuz I could really use one!), Allyn Slauter, Broadway Bank, Group 3May 1, 2014 at 10:45 am #5766wp27Participant
Dance With Fate, Whitney Fuller, Alliance Bank, Group 3May 1, 2014 at 10:46 am #5767dmadridcnbParticipant
Uncle Sigh, David Madrid, Citizens National Bank, Group 3May 1, 2014 at 10:52 am #5769
For more information on the horses running in the Derby go to https://www.kentuckyderby.com/horses . All of these horses having interesting back stories.
David are you a Duck Dynasty fan?May 1, 2014 at 11:06 am #5774jemeryParticipant
Vicar’s in Trouble, Jenni Emery, Beacon Credit Union, Group 2May 1, 2014 at 12:19 pm #5775GVICKParticipant
Wildcat Red, Glenn Vick, Auburn Banking Company, Group 3. Decent odds 15-1, has Wildcat in his name and has a red coat like a certain horse by the name of Secretariat. Good luck Jack and the rest of the family with your horse on Derby Day. That is exciting!May 1, 2014 at 12:28 pm #5776kowsleyKeymaster
California Chrome, Kelly Owsley, Cecilian Bank, Group 3. I let my compliance team pick and that is the one we liked, good post position! Jack, so exciting you have an interest in a horse! That is fantastic! Enjoy your time at Oaks and Derby and drink a mint julep for us!May 1, 2014 at 12:31 pm #5777SherryParticipant
I posted my pick in the wrong place the first time.
Uncle Sigh/Sherry Jones/ 1st United Bank/ Group 1
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