It’s Derby Day – You Need a Great Hat and a Kentucky Timeshare Resale
Saturday, May 5, 2007
A timeshare in Kentucky or maybe southern Indiana would be a perfect way to explore thoroughbred country.
I hope the sun is shining in Louisville, Kentucky today, and the odds are good that it is. The weather forecasters were calling for a few clouds with only a slight chance of rain.
In case you’ve forgotten, today’s the 133rd running of the Kentucky Derby, an event that has justifiably earned the distinction of being known as, “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”.
The Kentucky Derby itself is just a part of the festivities that begin two weeks before the famous Run for the Roses, and actually start in the planning stages months and sometimes years in advance. There’s the Great Balloon Race, the Great Steamboat Race, and even the Great Bed Race, that are all part of the fun leading up to the Derby. There are marathons, parades, cook-offs, a Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament, and a particularly fun event where local restaurant workers race an obstacle course while carrying filled wine glasses on serving trays. Appropriately, it is called the Run for the Rosé.
Of course, there are also the famous parties. The black-tie celebrations leading up to the Kentucky Derby are some of the most lavish and spectacular private galas in the world. Décor, entertainment, and menus can easily top six or seven-figures at a Kentucky Derby party, with each host and hostess striving to make their event more memorable than all the other parties of the season.
You may never receive an invitation to such a Derby gathering; you might not even manage tickets to the Derby itself. But if you possibly can, try to vacation in the Kentucky bluegrass at least once in your life. Visit the educational Kentucky Horse Park located in Lexington, tour the scenic horse farms, and take in the races at Churchill Downs and Keeneland.