Bourbon and Horses

Hubby and I went to Louisville, KY with friends over the weekend and watched horse races at Churchill Downs. And no, I didn’t wear any big hats. It was a cloudy day with temps in the low fifties (just a few days from June – never would have predicted that!), but we had a fantastic time. As my friend said, the weather was cold, but the bourbon was warm. Below are a few pics taken over the weekend.

On Friday night, hubby and I had dinner out then stopped at The Brown Hotel for a night cap. It’s a gorgeous place inside – the architecture is stunning. With things opening up in KY, lots of folks were out and spirits were high. The other photo is of a statue sitting on the bar of another establishment. I just thought he looked kind of cool sitting there. I tried to lighten the picture, but it’s still pretty dark.

Saturday afternoon was spent at the races where plenty of bets were placed, but let’s just say no one is retiring anytime soon. One of hubby’s horses crossed the finish line so far behind the others he swears it must have stopped off for a smoke break.

Happy Memorial Day – have a great week!

26 thoughts on “Bourbon and Horses

  1. Mischenko

    Sounds like you had an excellent time, Teri. I can’t believe how cold it got though. We had lows below 40. That’s bad for almost June.

    Have a great week and Memorial Day. ❤️

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    1. Exactly, Joan, lol. That’s why I never bet because it’s just money down the drain for me. Some of our friends study all the statistics, the horses’ records and their lineage, but they don’t seem to do any better.

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  2. Sounds like you had a really fun time. Today is the first we’ve seen the sun since Friday afternoon. Nothing but rain and 50ish weather. It was dreadful. But I spent the day sunning while reading, so at least we had a good Monday.

    Great photos, Teri. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It wasn’t the KY Derby, but the horses were still running at Churchill. I enjoy the races, but have no desire to go to the actual Derby – not a fan of the big crowds. We have some friends who would be thrilled to go to both in person.


  3. suerovens

    Ok – here’s the stupid question of the week. I no nothing about horse racing. Why is there a tractor on the field? LOL. Excuse my ignorance. I’m glad you had a groovy time, though. 🙂 I’d just want to pet all the horses.

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    1. It’s the gate the horses start from. They move it to different locations around the track and sometimes to a grass track. Not a stupid question at all – I wondered the same thing the first time I went!

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