Kentucky Derby Time . . .

April 24, 2010

Next weekend brings much fashion (and equine!) excitement to Louisville for the 136th Kentucky Derby. . .

The Kentucky Derby is a stakes race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses, staged yearly in Louisville, Kentucky on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race currently covers one and one-quarter miles (2.012 km) at Churchill Downs; colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kg), fillies 121 pounds (55 kg). The race, known as "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports" for its approximate time length, is the first leg of the Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing in the United States. It typically draws around 155,000 fans.

A video shares some of the fun from a previous race. Breeziway has made designs for the predecessor of the Derby, England's Royal Ascot. We have also helped add to the flair and color of Derby Parties nationwide. . . It's all good fun!

Hoping you are enjoying this early Spring weekend!



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