Cedar Rapids Native Celebrates 26 Years As Kentucky Derby Bugler
On May 1st, as the horses race at the 147th Kentucky Derby, Steve Buttleman will be resting his chops. Buttleman has been playing the bugle at the race for almost 30 years. 2021 will mark his 26th year of being Churchill Downs' official bugler. Before every horse race at the track, Buttleman plays the "call to the post" and ushers in the 'most exciting 2 minutes in sports.'