While the Kentucky Derby party season officially got underway weeks ago with the epic fireworks event Thunder Over Louisville, the derby's party circuit proper begins this evening.
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.
Oaks 137 Profile: Summer Soiree [Kentucky Derby]
Oaks 137 Profile: Kathmanblu
Oaks 137 Profile: Bouquet Booth
Oaks 137 Profile: Joyful Victory
TARC will provide service to Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Oaks and Derby on regular routes that will follow detours away from the track starting at about 4:30 p.m. on both race days.
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.
Derby Week is marked by an impressive slate of extremely festive social events ranging from campouts like the Hillbilly Infield, to the most celebrated party of them all, the Barnstable Brown Gala.
To my recollection, high school prom was not the magical night many girls dream of. No, for me, the excitement and giddiness that prom spurs for most, was reserved instead for another evening: the Barnstable Brown Gala during Derby Weekend 2003.