Some people wait for Super Bowl Sunday, others mark their calendars to watch Wimbledon, but for me, the first Saturday in May has always been my favorite sporting day of the year. Just as it has on every first Saturday in May since 1875, The Kentucky Derby will be run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky this Saturday, and I can’t wait. I love the pomp and circumstance, the crazy hats, the back stories about the horses and their owners, trainers and jockeys, and I always tear up when the band plays My Old Kentucky Home when the horses walk onto the track. For the record, I have picked the winner of the past two Kentucky Derbys – this year my pick is Dortmund.
|California Chrome winning the 2014 Kentucky Derby|
My friend Patricia of PvE Design is a Louisville native…I love her Derby Day illustration:
And, if you are having a Derby party or looking for authentic Kentucky recipes to celebrate on Saturday, look no further than my other blog buddy, Elizabeth, of Pine Cones and Acorns‘ who recently posted 15 Fabulous Kentucky Derby Party Ideas…
How will you be celebrating Derby Day? Who is your pick to wear the blanket of roses this year?
|2013 Winner – Orb|
May your mint julep cup runneth over…wherever you may be wandering this weekend…