It’s one of the best weekends of the year – it’s Kentucky Derby weekend! It is pouring here, as it has been all week, but I think things have cleared up nicely in Louisville.
Unfortunately, due to a bathroom renovation from hell, I had to cancel my Derby Party. I’m so bummed about it because I had the menu planned, decorations had been bought, etc. But what can you do? Just sit back, watch the races, and enjoy all the Longines commercials!
Today I’ll be watching the Kentucky Oaks and rooting for my favorite little lady, Rachel’s Valentina! I remember her momma, Rachel Alexandra, winning this race in spectacular fashion back in 2009. How awesome would it be if her daughter could follow in her hoofprints?!
For the Derby, I like the favorite, Nyquist. I watched him win the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile last year, and he’s been a commanding presence all year. I think Exaggerator has a shot too. But, as we’ve seen in the past, anything is possible in the Derby (Remember Mine That Bird)?
I hope all the horses have safe trips and that you all enjoy your mint juleps! Cheers!
(Photo of Rachel’s Valentina is by photographer Barbara Livingston).