After the start of the race, Brenda, who had nothing riding on the Derby, said, "Come on. Bold Forbes! Let's go!" Her husband Jim was hollering for Cojak ("That's what I got in the pool," he said to Brenda). When the Derby had been run, Brenda said, "Mama, I told you Bold Forbes was going to win."
Jim said, "Well, the hullabaloo is over in Louisville for another year." A visitor asked Brenda, "Did you feel like crying during My Old Kentucky Home?" She nodded, smiling at herself. "But not as much as when I watched it when we were living in Florida," she said.