Throughout their 137 years the Kentucky Derby has been partnered by yet another prestigious race, the Kentucky Oaks. Over the years the Kentucky Oaks has produced a sporting event that becomes an experience for all who attend. This annual race is accompanied by a few traditions that give this event an underlying purpose.
This year I have been given the privilege of being on the Churchill Downs track presenting the Kentucky Oaks championship trophy. For the past few years, I’ve been invited by the CDI of Churchill Downs, Robert L. Evans, as his guest, to attend and get the full experience of the Kentucky Oaks & Kentucky Derby. This year I was approached by Mr. Evans, whom is a supporter of PPS Advisors, Inc., to be the presenter of the trophy to the winner of the 138th Kentucky Derby Race.
As I said before this race represents more than just horse racing. For the last 3 years Churchill Downs has hosted a Survivor Parade. This parade is made up of cancer survivors who have been nominated and chosen to participate in an extravagant parade of pink around the main track prior to the Oaks race. This tradition has taken flight and the day has become one for all to participate by wearing pink in support of all survivors.
As an avid horse racing supporter and fan, I am honored to be involved with an event that shows support and recognition to all cancer survivors. The race will take place Friday May 4th at 5:45 PM EST on NBC Sports Network. I am looking forward to being in the Winners Circle presenting the Champion of the $1,000,000 Kentucky Oaks 138 race presenting them with this accomplishment.