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Traditionally Speaking...

Over its 136-year history, the Kentucky Derby has amassed dozens of traditions that Churchill Downs' employees, horsemen and millions of Derby fans worldwide hold dear.

From the iconic Twin Spires that overlook the track's famous homestretch to the potent mint juleps that infuse Derby Day with "spirit," traditions are an important part of the Derby experience.

Every year, the Kentucky Derby Nation of fans looks forward to observing these storied rituals leading up to the "Greatest Two Minutes in Sports."

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I will return for the finish of the hat parade and later tonight the julip ball, party on............


SWEET TEA ANYONE
Hi G!
I've been so out of touch I didn't even know it's Derby Day. I don't have a TV schedule so I'm wondering what time the race begins. I also need to find the source of those mint juleps.
Well Buzz I am going to have to see what I can do about that................
ESPN Coverage of the Kentucky Derby Undercard
Saturday, May 1
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT
ESPN

Don’t miss any of the exciting racing leading up to Kentucky Derby 136. ESPN provides race-to-race coverage of the Kentucky Derby Day undercard, including prestigious stakes races such as the Eight Belles (GIII), Churchill Downs (GII) and Humana Distaff (GI).

“Kentucky Derby 136”
Saturday, May 1
5-7 p.m. EDT
NBC

Who will claim the garland of roses and a spot in horse racing history? NBC Sports provides live coverage of Kentucky Derby 136 and showcases the fascinating equine and human competitors chasing fortune and glory enroute to the Derby Winner’s Circle. The two-hour telecast also highlights the fantastic spectacle behind “The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports” at the iconic Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Ky.

Mint Julep
The Mint Julep has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century. Early Times Kentucky Whisky has been privileged and honored to be a part of that tradition. The Early Times Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail has been "The Official Mint Julep of the Kentucky Derby" for more than 18 years.

Each year, almost 120,000 Early Times Mint Juleps are served over the two-day period of Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby weekend at Churchill Downs Racetrack. That’s a feat that requires more than 10,000 bottles of Early Times Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail, 1,000 pounds of freshly harvested mint and 60,000 pounds of ice. The Early Times Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail is a staple at the track the rest of the year as well.

You can also find the Early Times Mint Julep Ready-to-Serve Cocktail at your local retailer. The commemorative bottles have become collectors’ items for many, capturing the mood and spirit of the famous Churchill Downs track and Kentucky Derby race. If the Early Times Ready-to-Serve Cocktail is not available from your local retailer, you can make your own with this time-honored recipe:

The Early Times Mint Julep Recipe

2 cups sugar
2 cups water
Sprigs of fresh mint
Crushed ice
Early Times Kentucky Whisky
Silver Julep Cups
Make a simple syrup by boiling sugar and water together for five minutes. Cool and place in a covered container with six or eight sprigs of fresh mint, then refrigerate overnight. Make one julep at a time by filling a julep cup with crushed ice, adding one tablespoon mint syrup and two ounces of Early Times Kentucky Whisky. Stir rapidly with a spoon to frost the outside of the cup. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.
THE PARADE OF HATS AND THE FAMOUS FACES.................

AND MORE HATS..........

WILL PUT OUT MORE HATS LATER.........HOW ABOUT A DRINK MY FRIENDS...

MINT JULEP ICED TEA ANY ONE
Nice pics ladyg.Im sneaking in,in case i cant cause the weather has been bad today.Sure is one nasty day for them horse races but will root them on cause there some beautifull horses out there.Had a chance to go once and had tickets but didnt but it is nuts out there at the races.
I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO GO SINCE I LIVED IN MICHIGAN. THEY HAVE TRIPS TO KENTUCKY FOR THE DERBY. THE HORSES ARE BEAUTIFUL CHICKIE CAT AND EVERYONE LOOKS SO FESTIVE.
BE BACK IN A FEW
14 minutes to race time....

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