Every year my mom would get so excited about the Derby – even after we had moved to Florida.  Later, after she moved back to Louisville, she would call each of her kids to remind us the Derby was coming on!! She would watch the horses coming out, would name the one she figured would win – and was right EVERY time!  Too bad she didn't bet on it.  Mom never made it to see the Derby in person.  But I can only imagine that her excitement level would probably have been off the charts knowing how excited she got just seeing it on television.  Mom passed away in 2003, so now I continue to make sure I watch the Derby for her.  Better yet – I'm sure Mom is right out there in the middle of it all!  So it's not MY Derby – "It's my MOM's Derby!"