Friday High Five: Kentucky Derby


And they’re off! Saturday marks the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby, and we’re raising our Mint Julep in celebration of this seminal southern event.

  • To kick things off, a comprehensive list of all things Kentucky Derby, from dress codes to cocktails.
  • What’s in a name? For some, there’s quite the backstory. Find out more about the origin stories behind each horse’s name in this year’s derby.
  • Graze local! Check out the top 10 local foods that will be featured on all Churchill Downs plates.
  • Revel in the beauty of historic southern architecture and horse farms with a preview of Pieter Estersohn’s new bookKentucky: Historic Houses and Horse Farms of Bluegrass Country.
  • Can’t make it to the race? Never fear! You can throw your own derby day party with a little help from Coco + Kelly.

Written by Jacob Olson, Room & Board’s social media intern; Image from Bourbon & Boots

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