The Great Steamboat Race has only been rescheduled a few times since racing began in 1963.
June 3, join Louisville Magazine 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Churchill Downs 4th floor balcony (700 Central Avenue) to celebrate the launch of its June 2011 issue.
The venue was packed full, and Kentucky Derby Jockeys Johnny Velazquez, Rosie Napravnik , and Julian Leparoux were all behind the bar slinging Woodford Reserve and French Manhattans.
While other Derby-eve events are known for its throngs of star-studded celebrities, this party will be sure to please its devoted crowd with fabulous gourmet food, show-stopping entertainment and just plain fun.
This year's celebrity guest list is about as colorful and diverse as the city of Louisville. An eclectic blend of entertainers, scientists, athletes and writers will storm the red carpet and hobnob with guests all night long at The Julep Ball.
We're taking a look at the, er, celebrities that Louisville's Derby parties are serving up this year as proof that the Kentucky Derby is cool and appealing.
Hang around the Downs long enough and you'll hear them all - the excuses, the braggadocio and other verbal atrocities that are just flat-out infuriating to anyone within earshot.
Any serious discussion of racetrack etiquette has to begin with the single thing that affects every betting patron: What the person in front of you is doing at the window/self-service terminal.
Rather than rolling up that program and whipping yourself with it, Why not calmly study its contents? It may make Derby Day go a lot smoother for everyone.