On Thursday, as part of Derby week, we attended Thurby. Thurby is an event that is about horses and bourbon and everything Derby. When I think of Derby I think hats! And look at some of these beauties that were on the heads at Thurby.
Some were large and gorgeous:
Others were smaller and less pronounced (just as pretty though)
There was alot of turquoise (one of my favorite colors) as this color is predominant in this year’s Derby logo.
The men don their best head wear as well!
Some others save the expense of purchasing a derby hat and unleash their creativity and make their own hats from beer boxes.
Some hats are self expressive. This hat showed off a lot of plants. I loved it and figured that she must have a passion for gardens.
Some just leave you speechless like this hat depicting the spires at Churchill Downs. It made me giggle every time I saw it!
And of course what would the track be without the horses! From the parading in the paddocks:
To seeing famous jockeys. Yep we caught a close up of Calvin Borel as he passed in front of us.
Time for the races! And that means taking a seat in your box and placing some bets.
The excitement of the races gets your heart pumping, your voice screaming and your fantasies of winning big going! Post time and they’re off! (Notice the ambulance. It rides around behind the race in case an emergency occurs.)
There are several races during the day. Yesterday there were 11.
There were a lot of kids watching up close and personal!
I did have one winning ticket on a race!
I ended the day basking in my big wins ($20) and saving my other loosing tickets as souvenirs of a wonderful day. I did not get rich like I did in my racing fantasy, but I did break even for the day.
As I said at the beginning of my blog that Thurby is about horses and bourbon so I had to indulge in a Mint Julep! It was yummy!!!
I hope you enjoyed the blogs on our Derby week adventures. As for the Oaks today and the Derby tomorrow, we will be enjoying those in front of the television with benedictine and bourbon.
Have a Happy Oaks and Derby Day!!!