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 This past weekend I went to the Kentucky Derby – and y’all helped me pick out the perfect hat! The big one, won 🙂 

While I was there I chased down the biggest traditions. I was posting them on Facebook and Instagram and I think I might have had the longest Instagram story – ever. But for those who might not have been following along here they are!

First up, I chased down the red carpet! Not pictured are my bubble gum pink rain boots that I went out and bought at the last second. With the weather forecasting rain all day I was not about to be wandering around in heels! 

You can’t have the Kentucky Derby without having hats. I chased down the biggest and the best. These were my two favorites. 

My hat is here for size reference. How impressive is hers?! 

Then I had to chase down the wager window and place my bets. Can you tell who I was putting my money on, ha!

Then of course I had to chase down the official drink of the Derby, the famous Mint Julip. 

Then, of course I had to chase down the famous twin spires. 

 

 And finally winner’s circle! 

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While my friend Charlsie and I were there taking pictures and generally freaking out because, it’s the winner’s circle we noticed grooms starting to lead horses into the tunnel to saddle them up for the next race. We didn’t know what to do, I mean can you walk back through the tunnel after the horses? We decided to stay put and ended up watching a race at the Kentucky Derby on the rail of the track! I was even standing next to the owner of the horse who won, what?! It was the cherry on top of an already incredible day, but I’m still freaking out about it. The actual race was so fun to watch from the grandstand and while I’m still bummed Patch didn’t win, Always Dreaming was amazing to watch. 

Oh and while we were in winner’s circle we might have gotten on the official video of the Kentucky Derby – check us out at second 33. It’s short but hey Mom, I made it! What are your favorite Kentucky Derby Traditions? Do any of y’all throw big parties to watch the event? Comment below and tell me all about it! 

 

With love wondering if it’s okay to wear my hat to the grocery store because I love it so, 

Madison 

 

 

 

 

 

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