Only five weeks until Derby Day!
The Kentucky Derby is always held the first Saturday in May. The 1 Â¼-mile race is the first jewel in the Triple Crown and has been ran at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ken., since 1875.
It suddenly hit me today (while I was thinking I needed to do a new post) that I really need to get cracking on some Derby Day prep. Not only is it five weeks until what Iâ€™ll begrudgingly call the most famous race of the year, but itâ€™s five weeks for me to make a lot of decisions.
Will this be the year I finally attend in person?
If not, then I need to find some sort of shindig to commemorate the event here in Fargo. In that case, I better start planning and I better start shopping for the most important part of all: The hat.
I might possibly love the Kentucky Derby for that reason alone: I looooovvveee the hats!
On the other hand, I do look forward to Derby Day for non-fashion-related reasons. Itâ€™s sort of the soft opening for our racing season.
Canterbury used to open up for thoroughbreds on the first Saturday of May then the mixed meet (thoroughbreds and American Quarter Horses) opened Memorial Day weekend. Â That meant only about a month until Mom moves herself and the horses to the track.Â Â
Although Canterbury opens later in May this year, the mixed meet still begins around Memorial Day weekend. I might not live near the track anymore, but that wonâ€™t slow me down in getting there to help.
In the meantime, Iâ€™ll get this Derby Day stuff straightened out. So, if anyone has any suggestions for good Derby Day parties in the F-M area, send them my way.