Schroon Laker Star of The Derby

Avid readers know we’ve been following the career of a famous son of Schroon Lake, Travis Stone, the former Louisiana Downs track announcer.

The 31-year-old will make his Run for the Roses debut at today’s Kentucky Derby. We wish Travis all the best. From The Shreveport Times:

"Being a racing fan, from when I was in diapers to today, this is by far the most excited I've been for horse racing," Stone said. "Not only to be at the Derby, it's my first, but to be a part of it, to be calling it -- not to sound cliché, but it is dream-come-true stuff."

There’s a viewing party an Witherbee’s Carriage House at 4pm, with a best hat contest and Sticks and Stones, Flanagan's and The Timberwolf, will also be showing the big race.

Check out Travis's Facebook page, right here!