Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Run For The Roses


Louisville, Kentucky - - Home to Churchill Downs and The Kentucky Derby. 

I lived in Louisville as a child and still have many family members there.

With it being "Derby" week, my song choice was an easy one.

So put on your Derby Hat, grab your Mint Julep and have a listen!


Performed By: Dan Fogelberg

Written By: Dan Fogelberg

1981 Album: The Innocent Age

Born in the valley,
And raised in the trees,
Of Western Kentucky,
On wobbly knees.
With mama beside you,
To help you along.
You'll soon be a growing up strong.

(The Mansion at Griffin Gate - Lexington, Ky.)




All the long, lazy mornings,
In pastures of green.

(Neighborhood Farm)



The sun on your withers,
The wind in your mane.

(Neighborhood Farm)



Could never prepare you,
For what lies ahead.
The run for the roses so red.

(Gallop To Glory - Galt House Hotel - Louisville, Ky.)




And it's run for the roses,
As fast as you can.
Your fate is delivered,
Your moment's at hand.
It's the chance of a lifetime,
In a lifetime of chance.

(Painting in the Lobby of our Office)






And it's high time you joined,
In the dance.

(Painting inside the Brickyard Cafe - Franklin, Ky.)




It's high time you joined,

In the dance.


(Gallopalooza Horse Statues - Downtown Louisville, Kentucky July 2011)





From sire to sire
It's born in the blood.

(Neighborhood Farm)









The fire of a mare,

(Neighborhood Farm)




And the strength of a stud.

(Filming of Bank Commercial - Bowling Green, Ky.)



It's breeding and it's training,
And it's something unknown.
That drives you and carries,
You home.

(My Daughter riding her Dad's horse)










And it's run for the roses,
As fast as you can.
Your fate is delivered,
Your moment's at hand.
It's the chance of a lifetime,
In a lifetime of chance.

(Display inside Kroger)






And it's high time you joined,
In the dance.

(Lindsey)




It's high time you joined in the dance.

(Photo found on Churchill Downs Website)





Follow the link HERE if you would like to take a look at the horses in the running of the 138th Kentucky Derby, "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports". I think I like Daddy Nose Best, even though this horse is a 15/1 shot (not that I will be betting on any of them).

For more fun with photos and song head on over to Hootin' Anni's Thursday Theme Song.

8 comments:

  1. My only comment about horses is that the one and only time I was up close and personal with one I was surprised by how big they were.

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  2. What a wonderful collection of photos to go with the song! Well done!

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  3. Absolutely a beautiful song. I've always liked Dan's voice what a good video too!!

    You do such an excellent job with your pictures too.

    I give you an A++ today.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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  4. Beautiful photos of beautiful horses, and I enjoyed the music.
    "It's the chance of a lifetime,
    In a lifetime of chance."
    I guess those two lines sum it up for me. I'm getting old and I've seen too many racehorses have to die as the result of their injuries — okay, I only saw them on TV, I've never been present at a race where horses were that badly injured, but even seeing it on TV it has happened often enough to break my heart, over and over.
    But we all live "a lifetime of chance" so I guess I just have to accept it.
    K

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  5. This is a very beautiful and interesting article
    The most glamorous one i have read today!

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  6. This is a very beautiful and interesting article
    The most glamorous one i have read today!




    High School Diploma

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  7. Beautiful images and beautiful words! Love those horses!

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  8. Super excellent. I've never been...but would LOVE to go to the Kentucky Derby once. Just once. Fantastic photo shares...and super wonderful song choice.

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