I’ll Have Another 2012 Kentucky Derby
The West Coast’s top representative for the 2012 Kentucky Derby is certainly I’ll Have Another. The racehorse’s recent win at the Santa Anita Derby last Saturday made headlines in more ways than one. This racehorse has a mobile party cheering him on!
I’ll Have Another’s owners, Paul and Zillah Reddam, own the CashCall loan company in Anaheim. The generous business couple chartered six buses to shuttle their employees to the Santa Anita Derby. The CashCall employees enjoyed free shuttle service, a $24 voucher to place bets or use on concessions, and free admission to the derby. The company invited all 1300 employees to join them at the derby, around 400 actually showed up to support their bosses and racehorse I’ll Have Another. “We had six buses,” Reddam said. “One was designated for nondrinkers and one for sloppy drunks, with the other for those somewhere in between. I think we ended up with one bus with nondrinkers and five with sloppy drunks.” Their chant was “CashCall,” not “last call.”
When asked if his employees would be following him to Churchill Downs, owner Paul Reddam replied, “I didn’t want to jinx it so I didn’t book enough rooms.”
I’ll Have Another won the 2012 Santa Anita Derby by beating out Creative Cause who was a favorite with 9-10 odds. 25-year old Mario Gutierrez was the jockey for the race and is now on his way to the 2012 Kentucky Derby with I’ll Have Another. The young jockey is extremely excited saying it’s every jockey’s dream to end up at the Kentucky Derby. Jockey Mario Gutierrez is known as “Marvelous Mario” on the Canadian racing circuit.
Rumor has it that I’ll Have Another was named because Paul Reddam constantly asks his wife, Zillah Reddam, for more freshly baked cookies. After seeing the winner’s circle at the Santa Anita Derby I can’t help but speculate the name is referring to another cocktail! Lady At The Track would like to wish trainer Doug O’Neill, jockey Mario Gutierrez, owners Paul and Zillah Reddam, and the amazing I’ll Have Another the best of luck at the 2012 Kentucky Derby.