Behind the Scenes with Dullahan - Kentucky Derby 2012

Once again, another early but GREAT morning on the backside at Churchill Downs. My previous post about only one horse being on the grounds - we can scratch that and now officially say the backside is starting to heat up. This afternoon Bodemeister, Secret Circle and Sabercat will ship to Churchill from Hot Springs.

While I was getting this video of Dullahan I completely missed Daddy Nose Best working out on the track. (rookie mistake) However, the buzz after his work on the track was something to note. I heard several horseman talking about how good he looked and how "he's a solid horse." I'll try and catch a look at him tomorrow morning, along with Bodemeister, Secret Circle, and Sabercat. If the weather holds off, I'll also try to sneak over to Trackside and catch Hansen (without a blue tail)

Here is the video of Dullahan from this morning:

Meet Kevin Kerstein 

Long story short, I took the long road getting involved in the industry. I did not get into horse racing until 2008 when I came to Louisville for college.

I'm originally from outside of Philadelphia and attend college at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. Since I was 15 I was involved with working in radio and TV. I first covered horse racing at the 2011 Kentucky Derby and my passion just continues to grow. Let the early mornings begin and the Derby fever heat up as we hit the backside to get the exclusive stories leading up to the first Saturday in May.  

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