Saturday, May 5, 2007

Kentucky Derby... ready, set, & go!

We had the chance to go to the Kentucky Derby this year! It was a once in a lifetime chance ... hopefully we'll be able to do it again, but if not, it was amazing! We went back with Mom and Dad. Dad's horse business Gulf Coast Farms, had a horse racing at the Derby. His name was Cowtown Cat! It was so fun to feel the intensity of the crowd and we jumped right into the action ... other than the Mint Julieps that most everyone was drinking as part of tradition! That and the fancy hats were a definate part of Derby weekend! Tone learned how to pick winners pretty well by the end of the 1st day and by the end of the 2nd day we realized we didn't quite break even but it was still worth it! We had great Kentucky weather, even a bit of rain at The Oaks races.