Kentucky Derby – My choice (UNION RAGS) broke poorly and came flying late for seventh. BODEMEISTER, the favorite, was five clear turning for home and just got wired by I’LL HAVE ANOTHER for trainer Doug O’Neill in front of a record 165,000 attendees. People have spent millions of dollars trying to win the Kentucky Derby – this horse cost just $35,000. Some things are meant to be. Seen in the crowd – Gavin and Donna Isaacs (Shuffle Master), Andy Abboud (Sands), Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Jaki Baskow and Holly Silvestri. THANK YOU Chuck Kenyon and Churchill Downs for all your hospitality!

Be The Change (Olive Crest benefit) is FRIDAY NIGHT!  Entertainment by Clint Holmes and Mac King.  For sponsorship information, please email me directly.  Tickets are $100 and may be purchased at

Safe Nest (, a domestic violence shelter, is starting a capital campaign to raise $9MM for a new building.  If you have interest in participating, contact me directly.

BBQ at Bitter Root Ranch – Save the date!  Saturday September 15 is the BBQ at Frank Martin’s Bitter Root Ranch, one of my favorite annual events.  Cowboys/cowgirls, food entertainment, live music – you will love it!  Tickets are $250 or a table of ten for $2,500.  Contact me directly for details.

Casino Talk With Brooke Dunn – Who got hired, who got fired, and all the latest gaming news.  Listen to this month’s show at

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There are photos and pictures from the Derby at