The Derby is more than mint juleps
Explore the field
There is more to the Derby than celebrating fancy hats and mint juleps. Horses are obviously the most important element, so some advance knowledge of the participants will add to your enjoyment. Visiting kentuckyderby.com will introduce you to the full field of talented equine athletes. Explore the horses, their accomplishments, their odds, and their connections, then choose your favorites!
Set the stage, plan the menu
The Kentucky Derby is known as the Run for the Roses, and the winning horse is presented with a massive garland of roses. Incorporating roses into your party décor will pay homage to this tradition and add some beauty to your event at the same time.
Keep your menu simple—just appetizers and beverages (mint juleps are synonymous with the Kentucky Derby; you can also opt for a non-alcoholic version if desired), or plan a more complex menu that emphasizes the Southern dining classics.
Learn the Lingo
Quiz your friends on their knowledge of horse racing terminology!
Now get ready to sit back and watch the most exciting two minutes in sports! May the best horse win!