Locals make their Kentucky Derby picks

May 02, 2022 at 09:14 pm by Danny Brewer

It's Kentucky Derby Week! See how some locals pick.

If we are going to be real about things, there are some important questions we ask ourselves each and every day. As we ponder the meaning of life, we often contemplate the choices we make. Of course, we know you can pick your friends and we know you can pick your clothes. But one of the real questions of life….can you pick the winner of the Kentucky Derby???... Come May 7 we will find out.


Let’s take a look at a few local folks of interest and who they are picking to win the 148th Run for the Roses.

Tony Trumphour Smyrna high school swim coach- Mo Donegal

Mike Bartlett Stewarts Creek high school baseball coach- Cyberknife

Chad Hill Volunteer State Bank- Smile Happy

Bryan Barrett WGNS radio-Tiz The Bomb


Mary Esther Reed Mayor Town of Smyrna- Tiz The Bomb

Steve Willey Smyrna high graduate and coaching legend- Taiba

Rick Insell MTSU women’s basketball coach- Zandon

Chad Caldwell Smyrna high school golf coach and athletic icon- Cyberknife

Kevin Creasy Oakland high school head football coach- Barber Road

Sonny Gray Minnesota Twins pitcher- Epicenter

Eric Rodell Local Businessman- Messier

Barry Wortman Blackman high school head basketball coach- Smile Happy

Mike Sparks Tennessee State Representative- Barber Road

Tim Crabtree Benchmark Realty- Zandon

Dr. Sherri Southerland principal Smyrna high school- Summer Is Tomorrow

William Vaughn Crye-Leike Realty- Cyberknife

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