Grab those wide-brimmed hats and pour a couple mint juleps, it’s Kentucky Derby day!
You might say southern girls have all the fun, donning Lily Pulitzer sundresses and shiny pearls to every football game they attend. But to me, Kentucky is just as much Midwestern as it is Southern, and I like to claim a little of the excitement for us. Regardless of any ripped-jean, t-shirt trends of the day, the Derby never fails to remind us of the beauty in refinement and elegance.
Not that today is all about fashion. Let’s not forget the true stars: the horses. I could never be involved in horse racing, simply knowing the chance of injury. But watching these majestic animals pounding their hooves around a turn, flying with all four legs off the ground, is breathtaking. It’s no wonder so many horses have become household names.
As the clock ticks closer to the opening of the gates, I can’t help but get excited watching the [rain soaked] crowd and sifting through glamorous pictures of derbies past. Cheers!