In 1970, my first "real" horse race was at Keeneland. As I looked over the form trying to decide what horse to place a bet on, I saw the name Dust Commander. Being from west Texas I knew a lot about sand; it blew there all time. Wouldn't you know, that hunch paid off. I won $70 on a $2 bet! A week later, at the 1970 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Dust Commander did it again. Now, I didn't win that much that first Saturday in May. Due to his victory at Keeneland there was too much money placed on him to pay large.