If it's the first Saturday of May, then it has to be the Kentucky Derby! Described as thee most exciting 2 minutes in sports. This year's is the 135th Kentucky Derby. Longaberger made the mistake of trying to plan a seminar for Kentucky consultants today (there are a few thousand of us in KY)...only "a handful" registered. The rest sent emails and made phone calls expressing their mild-outrage, one quoted as saying the Derby is like Christmas to Kentuckians, and "you don't plan trainings on Christmas."
And in Kentucky, it's not just about the race! Derby festivities started about 2 weeks ago in Louisville: Air Shows, fireworks, running races, and of course the Barnestable Brown Gala was last night-- only the hottest, hippest celebs, country and rock stars and sports MVP's get invited to. And Derby day is just as much about the fashion, but ESPECIALLY the hats...it is ALL ABOUT the hats!
There are many ways to pick a horse. Some are scientific, some are more astrology based. Most common determining factors for people, in random order:
- the trainer
- the jockey
- horse's previous race times
- the horse's sire/mare
- the horse's name
- the color of the jockey's silks
- the starting gate number