Merlin Cano Featured in the Courier-Journal

Merlin, a Louisville Story Program author from Better Lucky Than Good, was recently interviewed by the Courier Journal. Watch the interview to hear firsthand about the backside of Churchill Downs and her work at Backside Learning Center. You can read the story and watch her interview here.

In Better Lucky Than Good, you can read stories from numerous people who work on the backside. Participants and authors include grooms, hot walkers, exercise riders, a former track superintendent, a clocker, a gap attendant, an outrider, assistant trainers, jockeys, a track kitchen worker, a gate rider, a pony person, a horticulturist, a silks seamstress, the backstretch chaplain, foremen, a leather worker, a security guard, touts, trainers, a farm manager, and many more.