July 29, 2012 - 6:51pm
Only 10 days to the Kentucky Derby. Count down the days to the big day with us and learn a new fact about the Kentucky Derby each day.
The trademark garland of roses that are presented to the Kentucky Derby winning jockey as he or she returns to the winner’s circle have been a tradition since 1932 when the first garland was presented after the 58th running of the Kentucky Derby which was won by Burgoo King....
July 29, 2012 - 6:50pm
by Lou
Just before dawn on the first Saturday in May, Carol Belser adorns the Churchill Downs winner’s circle with roses. She appreciates this early-morning moment as the only part of her day that is almost completely silent. During the rest of her hectic weekend there is little time for reflection.
This article appears in the March 2011 issue of LouisvilleMagazine. To subscribe, please visit loumag.com. 
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