Saturday, April 12, 2008
The Bluegrass Stakes
Our friends Grant and Christine Hofmans graciously invited us to attend the Bluegrass Stakes (the last major Derby Prep race) in Lexington today. Grant's dad, David Hofmans, had a horse running in the event, so we had the added excitement of getting Paddock Passes for the event. We arrived a little late, and the office had run out of event passes, so they gave us all-access passes for the entire spring meet at Keeneland!
We were there as Grant saddled the horse and helped onboard the jockey, Michael Baze, then watched the race from the winner's circle (where I am pictured with the bugler who called the horses to the track!). After the race, I was able to get winning jockey Edgar Prado to sign a baseball for my collection. It was quite a day!