04/30/2013 by Joan Waddell 0 Comments
Derby Fever has hit!
As the festivities of DERBY WEEK gear up…
|Photo by Jacob Zimmer – special to The Courier-Journal|
I’m winding down.
It’s always a big push to make sure my projects come together in time for all the fun.
And now that the fluffing and tweeking is done, I can relax a little and join in too!
|Photo courtesy of The Courier-Journal|
Horse racing is just part of the story this week.
Tomorrow, a different type of race will take place on the Ohio River,
the Great Steamboat Race
between the Belle of Louisville and Cincinnati’s Delta Queen.
We used to take our kids to this event when they were little.
Great time for families!
|Photo by Sam Upshaw Jr.; The Courier-Journal|
I plan to be part of the action on Thursday, when the
takes over downtown Louisville!
This year will be extra special with the
NCAA National Champions, our own University of Louisville Basketball team,
in the spotlight.
|Photo by Bill Luster/Special to The Courier-Journal|
But for me and many locals, nothing quite compares to the
The Kentucky Oaks on Friday,
especially when you get to experience a "first" like this!
Last year, we cheered on Rosie Napranik who become the first woman to win the Oaks
on a horse named (get ready for this)
"BELIEVE YOU CAN"
And this Saturday, Rosie will be the "first" woman to race in the Kentucky Derby!
Wonder who I’ll be betting on?