THE GREATEST TWO MINUTES IN SPORTS HISTORY
The first Saturday in May will be the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby, nick named, THE RUN FOR THE ROSES at Churchill Downs. The Derby is held annually, and caps off the two week long Kentucky Derby Festival. It is a Grade 1 stakes race, for three year olds, at a distance of one and a quarter miles.
A ticket to this event could cost $15,000 (this is not a typo, believe it or not). General admission tickets on Derby day are $80.00 and because of the crowds, you may never get to see a horse.
It is like “Fashion Week” with all the wide brimmed hats. They may be decorated with feathers, bows, flowers, ribbons and anything else that might express one’s individuality. In the past couple of years, Fascinators have become a fashion statement, but they do not say “Southern Belle ”to me. Leave them in England. (Sorry about that)
The drink of the day is the Mint Julep and could cost you up to $2,500, depending whether or not you want it in a gold cup. The recipe for the mint julep is 1 tsp. Powered Sugar, 2 tsp. Water, 2 oz Bourbon and 4 Mint Leaves. Put the mint leaves in the bottom of an old fashion glass and top with sugar. Muddle these together until the leaves break down. Add a splash of seltzer and fill the glass three quarters with crushed ice, add the bourbon another splash of seltzer and garnish with a mint leaf.
Get together with friends and family and have a Kentucky Derby party.
If you would like more information on the Kentucky Derby, please click on the attached website