A Day At The Derby.

Last week i received the great news that my Brother Willie Martinez will be riding in the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby so immediately i booked my ticket to go to Louisville, Kentucky to go & support him. My older brother Willie or as the call him in the racing industry "Chilly Willy" has been riding for 20 years now & is one of the top jockeys in the nation. This Derby is the 5th in his career aboard the horse "Noble's Promise". Willie rode an incredible race, he took off the gate perfectly & rode the horse patiently. throughout the race Willie maintained within the leading horses, when the pack came around the last turn Willie took the lead in front of the 20 horse field, Down the last stretch Noble gave it all he had but this time around he came a little short coming in 5th place. That is still a great place to come in a race with 20 of the best horses from the U.S & around the world. We are proud of you Willie, Keep on rising to the top!!.
Willie had no idea i was coming out to Louisville, i surprised him at the race track on Derby Day.

Hanging out with Bob Costas in between his interviews. really chill guy.
With my Sister Jackie, my niece Carolina & Willie before the race.

A moment for a prayer.
The crowd as usual was massive.

The 20 horse field as they took off the gate.
Willie & Noble's Promise on the last stretch.
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