The Derby Divide

23rd Jul 2012
kentucky-derby

Why I Love Both Sides Of Derby

Greetings, Chad here! I was thinking about some of the greatest places I’ve been over the years, and one of them has to be the Kentucky Derby. It truly is the most thrilling spectacle in racing. Actually, I have had the privilege of going to the Derby two times. And I have to say, it was two completely different experiences. But I loved them both! I wonder which side of the Derby you would want to be on?

 The Derby Divide

The first side of Derby I call the “televised” side. The Kentucky Derby is known for big hats, bright dresses, seersucker suits, and old southern drinks. And that’s exactly what you see when you sit in the Grandstands of the Derby. Not to mention tons of celebrities! The most thrilling part is the actual Derby race. Men and women, regardless of what they are wearing, all stand on their feet, and most will even get on top of their chairs to see the horses race. People are screaming and yelling for their horse to win. At the end, you always know who has won big money, because they are cheering from pure happiness. To me, it’s like a journey back to the early 1900′s. You forget about everything else but the cool drink in your hand, the horses, big cigars, and eloquently dressed women. It’s beautiful.

The other side is what I call the “party” side. Becaus that’s exactly what it is. If you’re looking to go to the Kentucky Derby and plan on partying the whole time, the infield is the right place for you. And its fun too! Now, the only downside here (and it is a pretty big downside) is that you can’t really see the horses too well. But there are plenty of other things to do! There is tons of food and booths, and last year there was even a band playing. If you are going to bring your kids to the Kentucky Derby, this is not the side for them. It’s absolutely wild, but also extremely fun. Be ware though: you’ll need to bring your own seats!

Well that’s all I have for now! I hope you have a chance to visit the Derby one day, it truly is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever been apart of!

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