Drink a Mint Julep & Bet on a Horse at the Kentucky Derby

We attended the 138th Kentucky Derby on Saturday May 5, 2012.

Almost right away we bought $11 mint juleps that were served in a collectors glass. While sipping on the mint juleps we stood in line to make bets on the horses. We picked out two horses: Daddy Long Legs and Creative Cause. We bet $6 on each to Win, Place and show.

The infield is not a great place for watching the horse races but it sure is a great place for people watching. We walked around a bit and then found a tiny plot of grass to rest and relax.

And there were some great people to see…

And I even found a larger hat!

We ended up leaving the Derby due to the temperature, it was hot!


We watched the race in our friends’ living room a block away from Church Hill Downs. And our horses did not win, in fact Daddy Long Legs was last!

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