Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Kentucky Derby Party Time


This is a newly released cute little book, "How to Throw a Great Derby Party" by Sue Wylie, a long time Kentucky broadcaster and derby party guest. She covers the basics of hosting a derby party from decorating tips (red roses, of course), invitations, menu ideas and a few recipes for fancy dinners and casual lunches, party favors and even fun betting pool ideas. Kentucky well-known socialites are famous for their derby-eve party celebrity guest lists. Several KY charity organizations hold fund raiser Derby parties and many community organizations hold fun family events with games and children' stick-horse races. It is definitely a festive time in Kentucky this week.
Have you received your invitation to the Kentucky Governor's Derby Breakfast (top photo) to be held 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 3 at the State Capitol? No, well move to Kentucky and you will next year! All Kentuckians are invited,...but most of us stay home to avoid the crowds!
Kentucky Derby Trivia:
The fastest Derby time was set in 1973 by the famed Triple Crown winner Secretariat. His record time was 1:59 minutes and 2/5 seconds for the 1 1/4 miles.
In 1952 the Kentucky Derby was covered on national television for the first time. In 2007, more than fifty-four million TV viewers in the United States watched Street Sense win.
The governor of Kentucky is the only person permitted to present the Kentucky Derby trophy to the winner.
 

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