The link below contains the article that I will be discussing the blog post below.
For the last three years I have done a Kentucky Derby blog with an analysis of every horse, and at the end I made selections. I can tell you I like California Chrome to win, he is the best horse in the race and is an extremely exciting prospect. I like three horses; Intense Holiday, Ride on Curlin, and Commanding Curve to run in the money behind him.
I have wanted to train racehorses since I learned how to say “I want to train racehorses.” I have always dreamt of one day hoisting the Kentucky Derby trophy above my head, and having a horse I trained and cared for winning the Run for the Roses. As I grew up and matured, I learned that the racing industry was not perfect, and until about a year ago I can firmly say I was in denial. As a young person with a passion for one thing and one thing only, I could not wrap my mind around the fact that there were so many problems in the sport I so dearly loved. I followed every single horse that ran in graded stakes racing with such focus that I never focused on industry issues. I celebrated Zenyatta but ignored drug violations.
The youth in racing is the future of racing; I believe in thoroughbred racing and its future, and I still believe in Churchill Downs. Churchill Downs is bigger and better than this sort of petty behavior, and if they take the necessary steps in the future, Churchill Downs has the ability to lead this industry in the right direction.