Monday, May 9, 2011

Run for the Roses Recap

Anticipation for the Derby was building prior to the race when I spotted a friend wearing this Vineyard Vines tie from the Kentucky Derby Collection.

The day before the Derby this photo of a pink Vineyard Vines tractor was posted on their Facebook page.

I have a feeling these Whale Derby hats will be heavily sought-after when they sell out. 

I am curious who purchased the $1,000 Mint Juleps from Woodford Reserve and Tiffany & Co. There were 103 mint juleps for sale and they contained ice made from rainwater where the air is the pourest in the world.   

Credit: Alex Evers/EquiSport Photos
Animal Kingdom with John Velazquez won the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.

I was thrilled when JCW and I got Animal Kingdom in the pool and even more thrilled when we took the pot.

Special thanks to Dixie's parents for having us over to watch the Derby and congratulations to Lawyer Liz for running her first half marathon! xx

21 comments:

Southern Princess said...

Animal Kingdom was such a surprise to win! I really wish I had been there this year to purchase one of those Tiffany mint juleps ;) xoxo

Kappa Prep said...

What a thrill that you got to take home the pot!

A Big Little Life said...

So fun! Those julep cups are beautiful but 1,000 is a pricey cocktail : )

Sue Giannotta said...

Great post and congrats on winning the pot!

ERB said...

Don't spend all your winnings in one place! XO

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

Congrats on winning the pool. I picked up that hat a few weeks ago and when I wore it to Eastern Market Saturday several people asked me about it.

the pink prep said...

such fun! congrats on your winnings! my former boss owns midnight interlude and was interviewed....we had a fun time at our party too -- i mean, dresses, hats, juleps and bbq -- all the makings of a great time!

Kerr said...

I picked animal kingdom too!

Portuguese Prepster said...

congrats on winning! o my goodness the $1000 mint juleps are too funny!

JMW said...

Congrats on having the winner! We certainly didn't, but had a great time anyway. The man in the box in front of us was sporting that VV tie - very sharp! Not sure who bought the Tiffany's juleps, but by the time Derby rolled around, there wasn't a julep to be found. I had my share earlier in the day, but for Derby had to sip upon a bourbon and water. :(

Trish said...

Ohhhhh! The VV tractor just kills me with its cuteness :) And I agree, that hat is definitely going to be a hot collector's item! You two look precious as always. HOORAY for your fabulous winnings!! Hope your beautiful Mom had a great Mother's Day! xoxo

Maryland Magnolia said...

Glad that you had a great Derby day and congrats on winning the pool :)

Love that tunic that you're wearing in the picture!

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Wooohoo, congrats to you and JCW for your big win! That pink tractor is too much-- love it! I also am a big fan of the VV Derby hat!

PinkPolkadotAA said...

If I ever had a need to own a tractor, I would want one just like that! Congrats on your winnings! We had a derby party and no one picked Animal Kingdom to win. I actually like it when that happens, a surprise finish!

Summer is a Verb said...

Ah, got my hand raised as someone who sooo woulda been a sucker for one of those mega bucks Mint Juleps...XXOO

Preppy 101 said...

Congrats on winning the big prize! Darling picture. xoxo

pretty pink tulips said...

Wasn't the Derby fun?!! I love that tie and whale cap! And, those mint julep cups from Tiffany. Wish I could afford it, but for now.....just the silver plated ones! :)

xo Elizabeth

Muffy said...

Love all the VV stuff-- YAY for winning the pool!!!

Pink Champagne said...

You won, you won! That VV cap would be perfect for summer boat trips, don't you think? You look lovely, as always!

Glitterista said...

What fabulous luck to win the pot! I adore the VV Derby collection. I'd love everything in the Jockey Silks print! :)

Pink Sun Drops said...

$100 sips seems crazy! All went to a good cause it sounds like though. Congrats on winning the pot!