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Why Vinceremos Should Win The Kentucky Derby

Why Vinceremos Should Win The Kentucky Derby: The Kentucky Derby is extremely special for so many different reasons. From the history and traditions to the personally stories that connect the thoroughbred athletes to the humans that cheer for them. On May 3, 2014 the 140th Running of The Kentucky Derby connected the world with a four-year-old little girl named Adison Tompkins and three-year-old colt Vinceremos.

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Adison, representing Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center by raising awareness for hippotherapy, was styled by Bri Mott from Fashion at the Races for the 2014 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

On March 5, 2014, Lady and The Track featured a story on Vinceremos and why the colt should win the Tampa Bay Derby (read story here). We found it very interesting that Vinceremos had a similar name to Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center located in Loxahatchee, Florida. After several attempts at calling WinStar Farm to verify the details, we were able to speak to Randy Gullatt, team manager at Twin Creeks Racing Stable and Aimee Tompkins, mother of Adison. Lady and The Track finally published the article on loose information to bring awareness to Hippotherapy and Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center.

Since the release of our original article, Adison Tompkins has been given the VIP treatment at Palm Meadows Training Center where the young girl met with Vinceremos and several other superstar horses (see story and photos). Linda Blackford from Lexington Herald Leader has interviewed Adison and her mother Aimee Tompkins (see Lexington Herald story). Tampa Bay Downs also featured a beautiful piece on Adison, Aimee, and Vinceremos Riding Center. We were told the interview with Tampa Bay Downs was conducted via telephone and cut short just minutes prior to an emergency delivery assisted by Aimee Tompkins, who is a neonatal nurse (see Tampa bay Downs article).

WinStar Farm has graciously brought Adison and her family to the 2014 Kentucky Derby to support Vinceremos. Little Adison has a big job in her pretty pink Derby dress representing everyone who benefits from hippotherapy! We’ve received reports that Adison and Aimee are enjoying the whirlwind of the Kentucky Derby and were even dressed for the the run for the roses by fashion track expert Bri Mott.

Meanwhile, Adison has taken well to the crowds at Churchill Downs. Her mother Aimee reported she is waving to everyone and giving high fives to jockeys!

Stories about real people such as Adison that reveal a human connection to our favorite Kentucky Derby contenders is really what it’s all about for Lady and The Track. We are ecstatic that NBC will feature Adison on the pre-derby show that will air at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, May 3, 2014.

If you win big at the 2014 Kentucky Derby, consider donating your luck to Vinceremos Riding Center.

Good Luck to Twin Creeks Racing Stable, WinStar Farm, Randy Gulatt, jockey Joe Rocco, Jr., trainer Todd Pletcher, Adison, and Vinceremos in the 2014 Kentucky Derby! Go get em Vinceremos! Do it for Adison and Vinceremos Riding Center!

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Adison Tompkins waves to the Churchill Downs crowd during her VIP treatment for the 2014 Kentucky Derby.

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Adison Tompkins brings a human connection to the 2014 Kentucky Derby and raises awareness for hippotherapy. Kentucky Derby contender Vnceremos is named after Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center.