Oaks Yesterday…”Run for the Roses” Today!

Today is The Kentucky Derby #139 … “The Run for the Roses“… here in Louisville

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It is the Horse Race all dream to be in if you are an owner, trainer or jockey

Rain is showing up throughout the day… but, I assure you… the Race will go on… and the people will arrive at the gates… dressed in their finery for show… or in casual dress for the fun…

People have been in line since 3:00 am…

They run to get their favorite spots set up in the Infield

Of course those with the dollars will casually come in later and go to Millionaire’s Row k8282612 k0373390 where they will mingle, drink and eat… and of course show off their Derby Attire of picture perfect dresses/hats/shoes for the ladies u30387456  … and suits/hats for the guys…

The colors are just awesome!

Yesterday… was The Longines Kentucky Oaks #139“The Run for the Lillies“… Oaks-139-fillies_2 also called Lillies For The Fillies… PINK…PINK…PINKis seen everywhere!

Started in 1875 on May 19thChurchill Downs was known as the Louisville Jockey Club at that time..

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The Kentucky Oaks is among the most popular races in American horse-racing society… It has such a great attendance… At least 1000, 000 people every year… this year 113,820

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“The Princess of Sylmar” was the winner yesterday…

Horse Racing: Kentucky Oaks

Jockey: Mike Smith and Trainer: Todd Pletcher

This year Rosie Napravnik is the female jockey to watch… She is considered to be one of the world’s best jockeys!… She will be riding Mylute

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By age 7 she knew she wanted to be a jockey

and has fulfilled that dream with more than 1500 race wins… she became first female jockey to win the Kentucky Oaks in 2012 aboard “Believe You Can”… appropriate name I would say… and she came in 9th in 2011 Kentucky Derby aboard “Pants on Fire”… 

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I will be watching from our living room this year… on the TV  k1651217… which is not a bad seat to have… especially since it’s raining…

Watching my two youngest Grandkids while Mom and Dad can party at a friends…

We always have a pretty good time…

Sloppy Joes k1039519 … Macaroni/cheese…k11792924…Corn k12667995 on the menu…

Foods they like!

Maybe let them bake cookies   k9620047  or make homemade pretzels

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I’ve got the horse names printed out for our drawing… We always have a “pot” of sorts… 25 cents… maybe even a dollar… k11239620 …

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We will cheer our horses on like we were sitting right in the Grandstand!

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