(Closed) Kentucky Derby

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Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Well it’s a big thing to a lot of my friends, but I have a horse, so that’s why. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

@mallorynjmf – it’s so much fun! Do you ride? I spent my entire childhood begging for a horse – no luck, although I did get lessons for about five years. When I turned 17 I said screw it to my mom and found a way to ride again – a year later I adopted my mare! Best decision!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m from Kentucky!! I love everything Derby. I just took my mom to the airport yesterday. She’ll be there. I went last year and loved every minute of it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

We got married last year on Derby Day! We were in PA, but  my dad is a racehorse trainer and a lot of our friends are ‘horse people’. We projected the derby onto the wall during cocktail hour. Fancy hats were optional, and lots of ladies wore them! πŸ™‚ It’s a really special thing for us. Everytime our anniversary falls on Derby Day (every few years), we’re going to put a big bet on the longshot. (Mine That Bird won last year, on our wedding day, at 50-1). πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

We have had Derby parties here before.  I think the race is on TV but it’s mostly an excuse to wear hats and cute dresses. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

For some reason, my sister and mom have a real soft spot for the Derby.  They always get really excited about it.  We usually watch it but not with a whole party and such.  Although, I have always wanted to try a mint julep and wear a fantastic hat…maybe I’ll get invited to a Derby party someday.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

The Kentucky Derby is the most famous of all the derbys! Even over here in the UK it’s a big deal. Horses are a big things over here though πŸ˜‰ It’s a great big deal to get dressed up to go to Ascot.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh definitely!  We don’t usually go to a party but last year or the year before that we got dressed up (complete with the big hat for me) and went out to a (Mexican lol) restaurant to watch it.  It was a lot of fun.  I’m not sure what I’ll do this year since J will be out of town.  I may just watch it at the house.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Yea Louisville! Getting ready to enjoy Derby festivities and awesome weather today!

We actually got to go to the Barnstable Brown party last year – which was really cool. I’ve worked different events around it almost every year (one year I worked on a party bus – it was great). So if you’re local it’s also a good time to make some money.

@mallorynjmf – You should definitely make it a point to go to Oaks sometime – you have to get the chance to wear a ridiculously large hat! Oh and the year the Girls Next Door were here I got to see them at the Playboy party (I love them) – Bridget is going to be at Hotel on Saturday this year.

 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’m totally excited for the Derby… but then again, I’m a horseracing nut.  I go to Saratoga a couple times each track season.  And I went to Churchill Downs once when I was eight or so!

Yup.  I’m a total dork.  My shower is the day of the Belmont (the third of the triple crown races) – and I let it be known that it could not conflict.  so the shower’s 1 to 3pm… well before the race at 6 or so. hehee.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I can’t wait for the derby tomorrow! I’m not huge into horse racing, but my mom’s side of the family is from KY and my dad’s dad and grandpa owned race horses for a number of years, so we’ve always watched it.

We’re going to a Derby party tomorrow, though, sadly apparently no one is going to wear big hats (???!!!) πŸ™ we will be drinking plenty of juleps though!!!

My money’s on Super Saver! (And probably, Ice Box).

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