May 7, 2024

Attending the 150th Kentucky Derby

At 150-years old, the Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously held major sporting event in the United States.

I hope you saw my Instagram photos @MarthaStewart48. I attended "The Run for the Roses" last weekend with several friends and had a wonderful time. The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes horserace held annually on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
The race, which is the first leg of the Triple Crown, is run by three-year-old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one-and-a-quarter-miles. It's been called "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports." This year, I was the event's Grand Marshall and delivered the iconic “Riders' Up” announcement to ready the jockeys for this memorable race.

Here are some photos, enjoy.