With the Heat, Lewis is around some of basketball's biggest names: Pat Riley, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, for example.
The same applies in racing, where some Hall of Famers from that sport — such as trainer Bill Mott, jockey John Velazquez and an adviser such as Cordero, one of the best jockeys ever — are the ones Lewis relies upon.
"We've got a good team around us," said Lewis, who made the half-hour drive south to the arena where the Heat play after the race. "We're not doing it blind. We've got a lot of help from a lot of people who have been in the game for a long time."
White Rose's win could be the start of a big month for Lewis when it comes to racing. Another of his horses, Cigar Street, is expected to be in the Grade 3, $100,000 Skip Away Stakes at Gulfstream on March 30 — also Florida Derby day.
"It's a lot of work," Lewis said. "And a lot of fun."