For Homeland’s Karlson, having horse in Breeders’ Cup race a ‘dream come true’
Since she was 5, when Carolyn Karlson first went to Saratoga Race Course in upstate New York with her father, she longed to become involved in horse racing.
Now 52, Karlson is fulfilling that dream — and approaching one of the sport’s biggest stages.
The Homeland resident is one of 30 partners of Bourbon Lane Stable in Versailles, Ky., through which she owns 12 racehorses. One of those horses, Bourbon Courage, will be racing in the $1.5 million Xpressbet Sprint at the Breeders’ Cup on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.
“Some partners are very active, and some are more passive,” she said. “I am personally a very active member. I get on a plane and go to the races. When [Bourbon Lane Stable] buys the horses, I go to the sale. I love it, and I love Bourbon Courage.”
Written by: James Fox