Orb and Shug {guest post by Alice Greene}

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Whether or not Orb was your pick to win the 139th running of the Kentucky Derby, you’ve got to love the fact that Claude R. (“Shug”) McGaughey III finally got his win as a trainer.  The Lexington, Kentucky native finally got his roses on Saturday, May 4, 2013, having waited his whole life (62 years that is) to do so.  Although he has come close to winning in the past, this was THE horse.

Whether or not you put your money on Orb, you have to feel pride as a fellow Lexingtonian that the kid from Chevy Chase, who grew up on Lakewood Avenue and attended Tates Creek High School added to his credits of winning the Belmont Stakes, Breeders’ Cup, Travers Stakes and the Wood Memorial that of  The Kentucky Derby.

Now preparing for the next leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes, I only hope he will take a little time and let the magnitude of his achievement sink in.  Congratulations “Shug”!

-Alice

Alice is a native Lexingtonian and quintessential southern lady, who enjoys cooking, baking and entertaining. 

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