Derby Week Fun!

IMG_20160503_081931550There is no better place to wear red boots than Dawn at the Downs at Churchill Downs during Derby Week. We headed to Louisville Monday night and started with a supreme view from our room!

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In the morning we were up bright and early so we could be at The Downs by 7 am for breakfast and to watch the horses workout.

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Seating in Millionaires Row is quite special! We can dream for the morning can’t we?

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The breakfast is always great and then you step outside to see the beautiful horses workout. Before the Oaks and Derby horses take to the track it is preened for them – I mean they are royalty this week!

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The horses are so pretty. There is something really special about getting this up close look at them working out. It is something you don’t get to see on Oaks or Derby day. It is peaceful and just surreal really.

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Later we returned for some racing action.

We love seeing horses walking in the paddocks.

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I won two of the four races I bet on. 🙂 I went home up $5.00. That is pretty good for this novice! Here is the horse that won me $12.80!

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And what is a day at the races without a signature drink. I had the Lilly (Oaks drink) and Mike had the Julep (Derby drink).

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Walking the grounds is breathtaking. All the roses are in bloom.

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So big question moving into Saturday, is who will be first to cross the finish?

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Happy Unleashing to your Derby Weekend!

FGU

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