I'll Have Another... I'm not talking about having another round of drinks... although, there's plenty of reason to celebrate on this 5th day of May, Cinco de Mayo! I'll Have Another is the name of a beautiful thoroughbred that won the 2012 Kentucky Derby today!
What made this day more special was my daughter (Rachael) and son-in-law (Alex) had the exciting opportunity to be in the Winner's Circle at the Kentucky Derby this afternoon, with their friend and owner of I'll Have Another, Paul Reddam. Last month, Paul invited Alex to watch his horse run at Santa Anita, and if he won, Paul promised to fly Alex and Rachael to the Kentucky Derby on his private jet. Little did they know that I'll Have Another would not only win at Santa Anita, but also go on to win the 2012 Kentucky Derby!
I'll Have Another wasn't the crowd favorite. In fact, he posted from Gate No. 19, which no horse has ever won the Kentucky Derby starting from that position. He trailed in seventh for most of the race and surprisingly inched up to first in the home stretch. And just like Santa Anita, I'll Have Another gave the crowd an exciting First Place Show. Here's a video clip for those of you who missed it!
Incidentally, I'll Have Another's catchy name doesn't have anything to do with alcohol. Every evening, Paul Reddam's wife asks him if he would like any more cookies... 'I'll have another' is always his response ;)))