6 Entrepreneurs With a Horse in the Race
The first Kentucky Derby was held more than a century ago at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Back then, the winner of the race raked in just $2,850, while the second place finisher received $200. Today, the first place finisher receives $1.425 million. The stakes—and the glamour—of the Kentucky Derby have attracted a notable list of Arab sheiks, former governors, and plenty of entrepreneurs. Here are several business owners who share a passion for horse racing.