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Derby Memories -

Derby Memories - Kent Taylor

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE3) - By Kent Taylor, Sports Director

If you grow up in Louisville, the Kentucky Derby is in your blood.

Whether it be drawing pictures of Kentucky Derby Festival events in 6th grade or watching from the grandstand as Swale romped down the stretch at Churchill Downs, these events are seared in my memory.

My earliest memory is of my dad booking bets for my sister, Kristen, and I in 1978. I liked Affirmed. She liked Alydar. I won every Triple Crown race.

Kristen learned a valuable lesson in 1980. She liked the filly Genuine Risk. My dad told her that only one filly had ever won the roses, and none since 1915. She changed her mind. When Genuine Risk won the Derby, she wanted her money, but he told her that the lesson was not to let someone talk you out of your Derby horse.

Reproduced with Permission from Kent Taylor's Derby Diary for Wave3:

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