Kentucky Derby Diamond Jubilee – 1949
In 1949, Stubby attended the 75th Anniversary of the Kentucky Derby in Louisville in 1949. As Eric Crawford writes
The Kentucky Derby has always been a writer’s event. At the Derby, bloodlines come first, but story lines are a close second. Great writers, some of the best, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, Hunter Thompson, took their turns penning descriptions of the great spectacle.
Let’s not get too carried away here comparing Stubby to these literary giants. But the ole man did attend and got him some killer sway.
A pair of Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Glasses
and a cool souvenir book
And we’ll end with sage advice from Stubby himself from his Press Box column, May 3, 1936 …
I found this video of the 1949 Derby… http://youtu.be/4K86JJp0kQw
Ponder won the derby that year.