LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - We all have our Kentucky Derby Day traditions. One Kentuckiana man's tradition involves only one thing: being at Churchill Downs.
This year, Bill Camp will attend his 75th Kentucky Derby. He said there is no other place he'd rather be on the first Saturday in May.
"We happen to live in this marvelous area and the Kentucky Derby is it," said Camp.
It was Camp's dad who took him to his first Derby.
"I was 9 years old and they didn't have a babysitter so I guess that's how I got there," Camp said. "I saw my first Derby on my dad's shoulders in 1934."
Camp was hooked. His father didn't like the races so it wasn't until four years later, in 1938, that Bill made it back to Churchill Downs and the Run for the Roses. He's only missed two Derbies after that: once for college finals and the other time for World War II.