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Derby Is Over…What A Week!.....

By: Pat Stipes
By: Pat Stipes

Okay, here’s what I did last week, but first; last year I remarked that derby week is the most fun time of the year, but it’s the most hectic and stressful period for me too! It starts about 10 days before the race and doesn’t let up until Monday after………….geez!

Okay, here’s what I did last week, but first; last year I remarked that derby week is the most fun time of the year, but it’s the most hectic and stressful period for me too! It starts about 10 days before the race and doesn’t let up until Monday after………….geez!

I am on the Derby Festival radio network committee, so we invited 12 stations from across the South/Mid West to broadcast their morning shows at the Derby Museum. We have Pat Day, Bill Samuels, the Governor, Kenny Perry and others come in and do interviews with the stations. Then my office entertains travel writers and  film producers and sports people for the rest of the week. We take these  folks to horse farms, distillery’s and other Kentucky places that we want to show off! The hope is, that they will write about, bring their sports championships to or, film their next production here. Can you say ‘taking advantage of a two minute horse race?” ha.

We went to dinner at Holly Hill in Midway one night, the group loved it. Quita and Chris Do a great job!  We went to Claiborne, Adena Springs, Darby Dan and The Ky. Horse Park It was really special to see Secretariat’s gravesite at derby time. Humbling for sure!

Gotta pretty big list of hat’s off this week! In no particular order………..

Todd Cassidy

Jason and Deidre @ The Bear

Gator and Cricket

Bill Samuels

Rodeo @ Claiborne Horse Farm

DeAnne @ Ale 8 One

Angela @ Buffalo Trace

Wendy @ Derby Museum

Bill Bryant

There are many more, I’ll add some through the week…

Check out the Ky. State Parks website for Mother’s Day ideas! www.parks.ky.us

Send in your derby party pictures!

‘buckle up, slow down and get there in one piece”

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