Saturday, April 18, 2009

Former Principal Goes to the Derby

Owner-trainer Thomas McCarthy is a retired Louisville school teacher and high school principal, a prostate cancer survivor, and a fifty-year veteran of Thoroughbred racing.

General Quarters is the only horse McCarthy owns and trains, and the pair are headed to the Kentucky Derby as McCarthy's first ever entry in America's favorite race.

This from Indian Charlie:

This from C-J:

Smaller stables rooting for him big time in Derby
General Quarters' upset victory in Saturday's Blue Grass Stakes -- the performance that launched retired Louisville principal Tom McCarthy and his one-horse stable into the national limelight -- might have surprised a lot of people...

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