The horse that was featured in full color on Saturday’s T-Shirt Giveaway made a personal appearance in the paddock between races on Saturday. Three-Time Ohio Horse of the Year Catlaunch was paraded before the public and looked much younger than the 11-year-old competitor he still is. Last season the Ivan Vazquez trainee passed the $1 million mark for owner breeder Ron Fields who was at the races on Saturday. He continues to relish the racing game and demands to be the first horse on the track every morning. His groom Juan Espinosa and exercise rider Victor Sanchez accompanied him to the paddock to pose for photos with fans.
River Downs race fan Joey Peralta got a chance to have his picture with Ohio legend Catlaunch, groom Juan Espinoza and exercise rider Victor Sanchez.