One of my most favorite horse is Secretariat.
Now I am not a dedicated follower of horse racing, but growing up one of my best friends dad was a trainer and jockey. I was often invited along to the races in Calgary. We got to go every where from being in the barns, the grandstand and even once in the winners circle for the post race winning picture. Our family has always had a love for horses. Rob and the girls are very good riders. In his younger days Rob had the opportunity to be a jockey but his first love was the cows.
With both cattle and horses there is a history, not only in the breeding lines, but in the families and farms that for generation have made it their life and their priority to breed the best possible genetics they can. Derby day in Kentucky is like our Agribition in Regina or Toronto Royal for Canadian cattle show or the National Westerner in Denver or North American in Louisville.
It's a dream to go to the Derby one day and to stand in the winners circle in Denver and Regina.
Let's hope one of this year's matings takes us there.