I was born on Derby Day (May 4) 1957 … at race time!  Iron Liege won that year … and Mom even had Iron Liege in the neighborhood jackpot Oh, by the way, I am not  named after the winning horse, instead after Vivian Leigh, it's just coincidence that the horse and my name have similar spellings.  Frequently, growing up, when I would win the neighborhood jackpot, I would use the money to buy Mom something for Mother's Day. . .Derby has always been "my day" doesn't matter what the date is!