We had a great time down at the Derby over the weekend—won a little bit, lost a little bit, but didn’t walk away with an empty wallet. I call that a win!
Of my three pony preferences from Saturday, two of the three won their races! Thanks to:
(Sired by Tapit)
And “I Am Awesome”!
(Yes, yes you are.)
Last year I didn’t bring my SLR, so this year I made sure to pack it, & my zoom lens. It was a bright, beautiful day, perfect for racing, and photos of racing!
My favorite of the day:
But of course, the ponies are only half the entertainment at a Derby. Because inside, we have: The Derby Hats!
Perhaps paling only behind Royal Weddings, Derbys have been THE place to see & be seen with over the top chapeaus, sunbonnets & fascinators since 1875 (the First Kentucky Derby). While the Arkansas isn’t quite the all-out millinery-fest as the Kentucky Derby, there’s still plenty of eye candy!
And our favorite…
I can’t wait to see what the hats are like at the Louisiana Derby; we’re talking about flying down for it next year!