April 26, 2013

Kentucky Derby

Growing up my family went to the races all the time. And watching the Kentucky Derby was always a big event.  We were those people who go to the local race track just to watch the Derby on TV.  Someday I will make my way to Churchill Downs, but until then I will have to enjoy from afar.  To get ready for the festivities on May 4th here are some derby essentials:

Derby Hat

Big hats are one of the most identifiable items of the Kentucky Derby.  Well, maybe second to horses. This is the Monogrammed Wide Navy Blue Derby Hat with the Extra Sash Bow both by Marley Lilly

Mint Julep

Early Times Mint Julep is the official mint julep of the Kentucky Derby.  I'm not usually a huge fan of mint julep's but I think I'll give them another go.   The recipe for the Early Times Julep can be found here.

My Old Kentucky Home

One big tradition of the Derby is the singing of "My Old Kentucky Home", so go here to learn the lyrics.

Do y'all have any Derby essentials or tips to pass on?

The Key Prep on Campus,


1 comment:

  1. Beautiful hat! Love watching the Derby for the hats!


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