Every year since we started W2WW, we posting about what to wear to the Kentucky Derby. This year we are continuing the tradition. Although the Derby has been postponed until September 5, on Saturday, May 2nd, Churchill Downs is hosting a day-long at-home Kentucky Derby Party and matching up to $1 Million Dollars in donations to COVID-19 relief. Scroll down to find our schedule of social media and television content, contests, party decorations, food & cocktail recipes and more!
Alternatively referred to as “The Run for the Roses” or “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports,” the Kentucky Derby is so much more than a 1.25 mile race for three-year-old thoroughbred horses – it is one of the great American institutions run under the iconic twin spires of Churchill Downs. From the parade of horse and rider to singing of My Old Kentucky Home, the imbibing of Mint Juleps, to the Garland of Roses, each tradition adds to the rich history. The Survivors Parade takes place on Kentucky Oaks Day to show fans’ support for cancer survivors. In honor of the Survivors Parade, we have assembled two in the pink ensembles, one brightly hot pink and the other a sultry shade.
Our friend, Webb Egerton explains the excitement. “As a native Kentuckian the Kentucky Derby is one of the most special days in the year! It’s like no other experience in the world! People come from across the country and around the world, there is an mega high watt energy in the air from the minute you land! The high flying energy from the crowd builds the closer to the big race. You can feel the high flying energy in the air awaiting the big race. When people start seeing the horses walk over onto the track from the backstretch the crowd erupts in cheers. The pageantry is incredible! When the horses are saddled and come back on the track the crowd goes wild and everyone then sings My Old Kentucky Home which is always very sentimental to me. it truly is the most exciting two minutes in the world!“