Hello from Derby City! You heard it, it's Derby week in the Ville and everyone is abuzz. One of my never ending conflicts as a vegetarian is my love of horse racing and hatred of the industry standards. Most of the time I'm confident in my abilities to shun the racing world but as soon as the spring and fall meets start up I crumble under the pressure. Horse racing live is just such an experience and it's easy to get caught up in the excitement and atmosphere and forget your morals when your money's on the line. Anyhow, tomorrow is our beloved Oaks Day followed by the best two minutes in sports. I have a hat party tomorrow and a good old fashioned Derby party Saturday. I'm super excited and am hoping to get The Colonel into a pair of suspenders...and maybe a hat ;) Here are some pictures of horse racing past...
Just an afternoon at Millionaire's Row
Mint Julep...which I hated
Working the backside at dawn aka Dawn at the Downs
The Twin Spires