Sunday, April 12, 2009

General Quarters Wins Toyota Blue Grass Stakes & Will Go On To The Kentucky Derby

The "upsets" are over for General Quarters, the horse who is owned and trained by Tom McCarthy, the retired principal from Louisville. He has had a great run this year and has deserved a spot in The Kentucky Derby. What makes his story more unique is that he is 75 and General Quarters is the only horse in his stable. He had had many offers for GQ, but his answer back is always "You don't sell a dream". It is a great story and one that will be known very soon by millions of people.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

What makes the story so cool for me is that Tom McCarthy is a long time family friend. We couldn't be happier for him and his family. It is so surreal to have this happen and needless to say we all can't wait until the first Saturday in May.

To learn more about General Quarters go to

or "Retired principal hopes to catch Derby break"