Posts tagged "kentucky derby"

The Good, The Bad & The WTF At The Kentucky Derby

It’s de riguer to wear extravagant hats to the Kentucky Derby, which means there’s lots of opportunities for attendees to go completely over-the-top. This year’s Derby was no exception — attendees sported wild hats, and in some cases, even more outrageous dresses. Take a look at our gallery of Derby Day looks and let u…

Julie Gerstein / May 7, 2012

People Who Attended/Embody The Maxim Kentucky Derby “Fillies And Stallions” Party

Yes, that’s Ashton Kutcher and Guy Fieri, doing that thing that they do (being d-bags), at the Maxim Kentucky Derby party.

Julie Gerstein / May 7, 2012

23 Kentucky Derby-Inspired Pickup Lines

Ever wonder how to hit on someone at The Kentucky Derby? These pickup lines are a safe bet:

1. I’m like the Kentucky Derby, the most exciting 2 minutes of your year.

2. Wanna get Kentucky Dirty?

3. I’ll be the boss and you can be my Secretariat.

Emily Winter & JK Payne / May 5, 2012

The 3 Kentucky Derby Horses You Need to Know About For Race Day

And … they’re off! Well, almost. The 138th Kentucky Derby is today, so mix up those mint juleps and get your racing form ready! What’s that you say? You can’t place your bets because you don’t know anything about the horses this year?
Don’t worry — we can help you out with that one. Well, as much as anybody…

The Stir / May 5, 2012

A Female Jockey Could Make History At The Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby has been going strong for 136 hat-filled years. But in all those races, a mere five female jockeys have competed—and none of them crossed the finish line first. But this weekend, we’re hoping that Rosie Napravnik, age 23, can change that. Rosie (left) will be rising a horse with the best name…

Work It, Johnny Weir!

The ice skating diva came to the Kentucky Derby in style, respecting tradition by wearing a fabulous fetching chapeau. Speaking of the Derby, did y’all watch? I lost $20 betting on the filly, but what can I say, I always gotta support the ladies. [Louisville, KY, 5/1/10]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 2, 2010

The Perfect Match: Horse Racing And Cocktails

Today is the Kentucky Derby (post time for the Triple Crown race is 6:24 pm). You know what that means? Gambling! Big, funny hats! And copious amounts of drinking! After the jump, the recipe for the favorite beverage of the Derby, the Mint Julep.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 1, 2010

Einstein The Horse Is Smaller Than Your Cat

With the Kentucky Derby this Saturday, we have horses on the brain, and the cutest one we’ve ever seen came into the world just last week. Einstein the horse was born last Thursday, April 22, weighing just 6 pounds, which means he’s overthrown (underthrown?) the current Guinness record for a newborn horse, 9 pounds. Click…

Catherine Strawn / April 27, 2010

It’s Kentucky Derby Time! Five Facts About “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports”

The Kentucky Derby, also known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” is going down today, and it’s about way more than a bunch of horses running in a circle. The Derby is an event in and of itself, spawning days of partying, drinking, and awesome clothing. After the jump, all you need to…

Elise Czajkowski / May 2, 2009

Host Your Own Kentucky Derby Party: Essential Race-Day Grub

Giddy up, party girls! The Kentucky Derby is this Saturday, and even if you won’t be cheering on the horsies at Churchill Downs, you can throw a propah Southern Derby soirée like a pro. So, get ready and get set for our Derby party grub guide: mint juleps, creamy cheddar grits, Benedictine, and fried chicken.

Sasha I / May 2, 2009

RIP Eight Belles

Eight Belles was the lone filly — that’s a female horse — racing in the Kentucky Derby this year. As she was rounding the bend, in a solid second place, both her ankles broke. She managed to pass the finish line in second, but collaped on the track. Because horses are not able to heal…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 3, 2008

Kentucky Derby Horse Is Not A Stud

Former Kentucky Derby winner War Emblem is our kind of guy. Unlike most thoroughbred studs, who mate with any mare that gallops their way, War Emblem is incredibly choosy about who he beds. His owners bought him for $17 shortly after he won the 2002 Derby, and they have been trying to bring out hi…

Catherine Strawn / May 2, 2008