A Labor Day Kentucky Derby! Who’d’ve thunk it!
Every year here, I post when and where to watch. If you’re a regular reader, despite my irregularity of posting, you probably have a good idea of when to tune in to the action. Then again, that’s a little different, too.
“Behind the Scenes” on Social Media
The Kentucky Derby website has a comprehensive list of Derby Week activities on social media, from morning workouts to farm tours and including the Post Position draw on Tuesday.
(Yeah, Tuesday morning for the post position draw.. )
Some additional info. Open up another tab, in addition to the social media activities site, and follow along.
Just so you know, I have no official word about the specifics of which farms are involved except for the Derby winners named. It’s just my guess. I can’t find the info anywhere else, not even on the farm websites.
So, let’s spin the web browser wheel to see where the past Derby winners are:
- Nyquist and Street Sense are standing at Jonabell Farm for Darley.
- Fusaichi Pegasus is standing at Coolmore America.
- The tour afterward at “FuPeg’s” birthplace will likely be at Stone Farm.
- Kentucky Oaks, Preakness Stakes, and 2009 Horse of the Year winner–a.k.a., the filly who beat the boys and won the hearts of millions–Rachel Alexandra is Stonestreet Farms.
- I don’t have to look up where Secretariat is buried. Claiborne Farm. I’ve visited his stall when Easy Goer lived there and visited Big Red’s grave.
- If betting didn’t make me break out in a sweat, I’d bet money that the TB aftercare social media programming might be at Old Friends, the home of Silver Charm (not listed on the social media list) or the Secretariat Center. Or maybe some riding school where OTTBs teach new riders, listen to secrets, and munch carrots.
That’s as much as I dare guess about. I’d say “Making the Garland of Roses” is pretty self-explanatory.
“But isn’t there horse racing to watch instead, Rhonda?”
Friday, Sept. 4, Kentucky Oaks Day
- 11 – 2:30 pm EDT – Kentucky Oaks undercard – FS2
- Note the half-hour break. Time to gather snacks.
- 3 – 6 pm EDT – Kentucky Oaks – NBCSN
- PS – The Oaks post time is 5:45 pm EDT.
Saturday, Sept. 5, (Originally, my fingers typoed “May.”), Kentucky Derby Day
- 11 – 2:30 EDT – Kentucky Derby undercard – FS2
- No half-hour break like yesterday.
- 2:30 – 7:30 pm EDT – Kentucky Derby
- PS – The Kentucky Derby post time is 6:50 pm EDT