2010 Derby Contenders

When I think of the Kentucky Derby a few things come to mind.  First,  the event has long been coined as  “the most exciting two minutes in sports” and I have to say I agree with that statement.  Nobody would bet on two minutes of a football game or a basketball game but for the Kentucky Derby race, it makes perfect sense!

Secondly, the Derby is pretty much the only time for women to wear hats that big and lavish and it be okay. Even if you aren’t necessarily into horse racing, go to the Kentucky Derby and people watch- now that would be fun!

The last thing that comes to mind when I think of the Kentucky  Derby is the horse’s name.  Now,  I don’t know about you but when I bet on a horse it isn’t all about the trainer or stats…it’s the name that seals the deal for me!

Here are the 2010 contenders:

  • American Lion
  • Awesome Act
  • Conveyance
  • Dean’s Kitten
  • Devin May Care
  • Discreetly Mine
  • Dublin
  • Endorsement
  • Homeboykris
  • Ice Box
  • Interactif
  • Jackson Bend
  • Line of David
  • Lookin at Lucky
  • Make Music for Me
  • Mission Impazible
  • Noble’s Promise
  • Paddy O’Prado
  • Setsuko
  • Sidney’s Candy
  • Super Saver

All my bets are on Ice Box! Which contender do you think will be the winner?

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Last years Kentucky Derby rocked! The view was awesome, I’m definitely going again this year for sure. Thanks TicketCity for the tickets!

Derby Mania!

Churchill Downs Tickets

The Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing kicks off in a month with the 136th annual Kentucky Derby. Dubbed as “The Greates Two Minutes in Sports,” the Derby is one of the premier sporting events in the world.

Steeped in history and tradition, the “red carpet” event attracts avid racing fans and celebrities alike. Here’s a run down of a few treasured traditions:

* The Twin Spires – As the international symbol of Churchill Downs, the spires were designed by a 24-year-old Joseph Baldez and constructed in 1895. All these years later the original architectural design still stands as a testiment to time honored traditions.

* The Song – “My Old Kentucky Home” was written by Stephen Foster and has been played by the University of Louisville marching band as the horses make their way to the starting gate since 1936. Be sure to learn the lyrics before attending!

* The Fashion – From ultra chic to absolutely ridiculous, hats are THE fashion accessory for men and women at the Derby. Head to your favorite millinery to get the perfect personalized hat for you!

* The Silks – Colorful jockey uniforms or “silks” were adopted by King Charles II in 17th century England to identify horses. The tradition was carried over from England and still stands today as Churchill Downs houses hundreds of silks.

* The Mint Julep -  As the traditional beverage of the Derby for over a decade, the mint julep consists of sugar, water, fresh mint, ice and whisky. Roughly 120,000 mint juleps are served during the Kentucky Oaks & Derby each year.

* The Derby Trophy – Beginning in 1924, Churchill Downs has presented a gold trophy to the winning owener. The horse and rider atop the trophy are 18-karat gold cast from a mold while the rest of the trophy is entirely handcrafted.

* The Garland of Roses – The winner’s garland of roses is composed of 564 individual roses sewn into a satin blanket and first appeared in 1896. In 1904 the red rose became the official flower of the Kentucky Derby.

Be sure to secure your tickets to this year’s Kentucky Oaks & Derby!

Closing the gap on Kentucky Derby!

The historical Kentucky Derby is fast approaching for 2009.  When this horse race was founded back in 1875, the Derby was held in Mid to late May.  These days it is held in the early part of May, specifically this year on the 2nd of May, preceded the day before, as always, with The Oaks. 

This year will be an exciting year, as are all the years in the past, no matter if you are a horse racing fan or just there to see and be seen.  Tickets are still available for you to get out there andenjoy the weekend.  You can call one of Ticket City’s knowledgeable staff at 1-800-SOLD OUT or visit TicketCity.com to pick up your Derby/Oaks tickets today!  Don’t miss you chance to be a part of this exciting event!!

2008 Derby Week is here!

This weekend is 134th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race.  The race will again be run at the famous Churchill Downs horse track in Louisville, Kentucky.  And a few hundred thousand people will watch live the Oaks & Derby races.

Here’s a look at the Kentucky Derby raceweek festivities:
Friday, May 2nd (day):  Kentucky Oaks
Friday, May 2nd (night): Barnstable Brown Party, Kentucky Derby Spectacular Party
Saturday, May 3rd: Kentucky Derby

Here’s a look at the field of horses for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby race.

Favorites in 2008 Kentucky Derby:
* Big Brown
* Colonel John
* Pyro
Keep an eye on all three of these horses as the week progresses.  All three should wind up among the favorites when the odds are released.  Colonel John might wind up being the overall favorite, but I like Big Brown and Pyro.

Buy 2008 Kentucky Derby tickets here for all races at Churchill Downs. 
Buy 2008 Kentucky Oaks tickets here.

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