The winning jockey of Saturday's Preakness horse race will be at the grand opening of Bodines Casino today.
Big Brown's jockey Kent Desormeaux is set to compete June 7 in the Belmont Stakes in an attempt to win the Triple Crown after taking home victories in the Preakness and the Kentucky Derby.
While Big Brown is already in Belmont Park, N.Y., training, Desormeaux will be attending the Bodines ribbon-cutting ceremony along with Bob Baffert " world renowned American horse owner and trainer ; Laffit Pincay, Jr " horse racing jockey with over 9,530 career wins and member of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame; David Flores " American thoroughbred horse racing jockey, with over 3,000 career wins; and Mike Smith " one of the leading horse racing riders in U.S. Thoroughbred racing, with a 2005 Kentucky Derby win.
The ribbon cutting and grand opening will be at 4 p.m. at the corner of Clear Creek Road and Highway 395. For more information, call the Carson City Chamber of Commerce at 882-1565.