KENTUCKY “SHINES!”

Today is Derby Day here in Louisville…

There have been many events this past week…

Churchill Downs … where the race is held… will be overtaken by all of the visitors and “Home Crowd”…

 

Dawn at the Downs is just breathtaking!…

Purchasing this Pin admits you to hundreds of events…

Souvenir Posters … glasses and so much more will be sold during this time…

The Mint Julkep is the traditional drink … A simple recipe…

Events include:

Thunder Over Louisville… Magnificent Fireworks Display…

Pegasus Parade… (Winged Horse)…

 

Bed Race… Beds of all sorts made by participants… and raced against each other…

Oaks Day– Race of the Fillies for a Garland of Lilies…

 

The Grey Goose® Oaks Lily® Recipe
  • 1 1/4 oz. GREY GOOSE® Vodka
  • 1 oz. Sweet and Sour Mix
  • 1/4 oz. Triple Sec
  • 3 oz. Cranberry Juice
  • Once the ingredients are mixed, place the pinkish cocktail in an Official Oaks Lily® glass (stemless wine glass) with crushed ice, add a straw and garnish with a blackberry and lemon wedge

Abel Tasman was the Winner!

Concerts…

Chow Wagon– GREAT food!…

Steamboat Race on the Ohio River…

Great Hot Air Balloon Race

and over 100 more…

People in town have parties… and hope for glimpses of celebrities that arrive to watch this 2 minute race…

Ladies are decked out in beautiful clothes … especially hats…

Even the guys get in on the fashion statements

The actual Race being today starts at about 5:00pm…

and the winner is awarded a Gold Cup Trophy and a Garland of Roses made by local women…

 

Truly a time when Louisville, Kentucky shines!

 

 

 

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