Omaha Beach’s Exercise Rider Cambra Relishing the Derby Experience

Taylor Cambra sits and looks you right in the eye. “I was a really bad kid in school from the first grade. I was naughty enough that my teachers had to call my parents often. They had to come up with a solution, so my father always took me to the track in the morning before school. It ended up going from a punishment to more of a privilege. I loved going to the track.”

As you sit and talk with Cambra, he isn’t embarrassed about being a naughty kid in school. He is upfront about it. This week, he is sitting in the catbird seat of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve, exercising the favorite Omaha Beach every morning at Churchill Downs. In the horse racing world, this is like being in the eye of a hurricane. Yet it doesn’t phase him. This is a…