Start of the 35th running of the Blue Grass Stakes, April 23, 1959 at Keeneland in Lexington. Tomy Lee won the $32,550 race by a half a length. In the picture, the bay colt, who went off as the favorite, is the fourth horse from the rail. Nine days later, Bill Shoemaker and his English-bred mount won the Kentucky Derby, becoming only the second non-American bred horse to ever win the Run for the Roses. He did not run in the remaining two Triple Crown races because his trainer said he didn't…
Woodford Reserve Distillery... Versailles Kentucky... Bff and I found this when we were lost on a road trip through KY. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL grounds and distillery. It turns out that they make the "official bourbon" for the Kentucky Derby! VERY good bourbon:-)
my old kentucky home lyrics, which is traditionally sung before the running of the derby by everyone in the stands. could be used in decorations, or even printed and placed at each placesetting along with menu
Windy Corner Market and Restaurant - Lexington, KY. Loved everything about this place. It is surrounded by beautiful fields with horses and makes everything fresh and local. I'd definitely recommend eating here!