Gold Cup

Derby Trophy is a Labor of Love

The legacy, the history and gravitas of the Kentucky Derby is virtually unsurpassed by other sporting events of its kind. From the rags to riches stories, down to the sheer atmosphere of the present or days gone by, most see it as a day of fun and revelry. But for a few, there is an emotional, familial bond that takes place the first Saturday in May, and for Susanne Blackinton, it’s her day.