There was never any horse that so loved people and was so loved by them - at least none that I can remember.
I've raided my cupboard, fridge and freezer, and set aside plenty of snacks (some healthy, some not) to sustain me for those two hours of pre-Derby races and the race itself. I eat when I'm excited. Oh, okay, I eat for any good excuse of a reason, but when I'm excited, most definitely.
I truly love the horse races and had forgotten how much so until two years ago when California Chrome gathered so much publicity. Then last year, my fever returned. I doubt it will subside.
I love to see live horse races but I suspect that is out for me at this point. I've been blessed with having been to many in my younger days. Beautiful animals - noble in appearance, amazing in action.
So, if you do not hear from me in any way, shape or form mid-day tomorrow, don't be surprised.