Living the Life

Living the Life

We’ve had two absolutely crazy weeks leading up to the Derby.  I know I always say that things are crazy, but it’s true!  It is, afterall, Springtime in Kentucky on a Thoroughbred breeding farm! It started when I’llgiveitawhirl delivered her first foal at 10:45 PM on April 24th — a well balanced by colt by Gemologist. Twelve hours later, Charley’s Hope delivered a long-legged filly by Fed Biz. Twelve hours later, Annapolitan delivered a feisty filly by Shanghai Bobby and twelve hours later, Rose dela Troienne gave us a monster colt by Overanalyze. This is all, of course, in addition to our normal farm days of vet checks every morning and shed runs later in the day. The B&B was busy with guests everyday and Lil’s Coffee House was crazy with lots of people in town.  August will be the fifth anniversary of our opening Lil’s….we’re blessed with people (more each year) who make a point of eating with us when they’re in town.  Meanwhile, we catered a few Keeneland tailgate picnics and had the opportunity to cater the desserts for the big St. Mary’s School Gala Fundraiser on Rolex Friday. I’m soooo grateful for my talented staff who worked hard while I took a day off for racing on one of Keeneland’s last days of this meet with old friends, and then again on Saturday and Sunday, I was able to watch Allie Knowles at Rolex. The first special day was Wednesday, when my people allowed me to take the day to join four dear friends from Cincinnati for a precious day of racing at Keeneland — my first...