I'm interested in scads of topics, and it seems I'm always running into interesting tidbits. I'd like to share some with you. I promise they'll always have at least a fleeting relevance to the day at hand.
May 17, 2011
May 17th: First Kentucky Derby, 1875
Aristides was the winner of the first Kentucky Derby in 1875. His owner didn't intend for him to win. Read article here
Pictured: Aristides. Etching by C. Lloyd, first published in Famous Horses of America: Containing fifty-nine portraits of the celebrities of the American turf past and present, 1877.