The folks at Carriage Court of Marysville know a thing or two about traditions and fun-filled events, and the Kentucky Derby combines the best of both. Racing forms, beautiful hats, and a heartfelt rendition of “My Old Kentucky Home” were the order of the day on Saturday, May 6th at Carriage Court. Residents, families and staff enjoyed the spectacle of the 143rd Run for the Roses with a cookout that rivaled any to be had on race day in Louisville. Program Director Robin Bryant says, “the residents loved this event, from the parade of hats to the food to the race itself. We love any excuse to have a great party, and may have to plan for the Preakness and the Belmont as well!”
The Kentucky Derby has been billed as the “Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” and Saturday’s running was no exception. A wet track and cool conditions at Churchill Downs brought out the best in frontrunner Always Dreaming, who made a decisive move with about a half-mile to go to win the race. Thunder Snow, on the other hand, decided that the soggy conditions did not suit him and refused to run, much to the dismay of those who bet on the colt. He appeared to take a misstep out of the gate and by all accounts did his best to unseat his jockey. Resident Allen Shaw picked Always Dreaming for the win, stating he was glad to have left Thunder Snow off his racing form.
If you’d like to learn more about upcoming events at Carriage Court of Marysville, call Robin Bryant at 937-642-2202 and ask for a tour, or visit the Carriage Court of Marysville website!