LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Gen. H. Norman Schwartzkopf, commander of Operation Desert Storm, was the grand marshal of the Pegasus Parade, a Kentucky Derby-related event held yesterday.
The general, his wife and oldest daughter will spend the %J weekend in Louisville and attend the Derby. He said his wife was a racing fan and that "she would have killed me" had he turned down the invitation to the Derby.
He gave his system for betting on horses: "I approach it much the same as I do a military operation. I do as much studying as I can. I study the past performances, the track condition, the weather conditions, and then I arrive at critical, empirical bits of // information, and then I turn to my wife, Brenda, and she says, 'Well, I like the name of this one,' and that's who we bet on."